urza

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  1. I would say, at the end of the day, the main difference is that the opensource software can live without some singe company, whereas your software will go down when (not if) you comapany will go down and also government agencies can force you to compromise software, in US they can legally force you to do it and forbid you about telling it to customers. That is the main reason why your software cannot be trusted. Open source is open source. Maybe it is hard for regular joe, but at the end of the day you CAN verify that is is secure, compile it, run it on your own infrastructure, without worrying about some other 3rd party company (Bittorent inc). So even if security is your highest priority, you will never be "most secure and private way to to move data between two or more devices" and you should not say that if you don't want to lie.
  2. BitTorrent Sync remains the most secure and private way to to move data between two or more devices. No it is not. Syncthing [1] is more secure. With syncthing you need to explicitly authorize every peer and allow access to every folder you want to share with them. They need to authorize you as well. It is not convenient but is more secure then BTSync - where all you need is to know the secret and then you have access to files. Secrets can leak e.g. while in transfer - sending by email, chat etc. Syncthing does not suffer this problem, therefore it is more secure than BTSync. So, the first sentence is not true. Furthemore many of your claims cannot be validated, you just need to be trusted. For example, users of BTSync cannot be sure, that when NSA would come to you, you would not be able to compromise something. With Syncthing which is opensource and uses open source protocol and does not need to use any public parts to discovery etc. The Syncthing remains the most secure and private way to share files, not BTSync. [Removed link - RomanZ]
  3. Hi, could you please help me how to uninstall btsync and your repository from trusted repositories? Thanks. I looked into /etc/apt/sources.list but the http://debian.yeasoft.net is not listed there, yet when I do apt-update it is shown as one of sources... I already unsintalled btsync with this command: sudo apt-get --yes --purge remove btsyncBut the http://debian.yeasoft.net still remains in my repositories. Beside that and somehow removing http://debian.yeasoft.net is there anything else I need to do to completely remove all traces of btsync from my system? Thak you for your support. PS: I think it would be good idea to add un-installing instructions into the main page with instructions how to install.
  4. Hi, a lame question, but what should I do to properly uninstall btsync completely from my debian server (installed with your packages)? I am switching to Syncthing and want to get rid of BTSync completely, but not delete the folders it was syncing. Will this suffice? Or is there anything else that needs to be done, to remove BTSync completely? sudo apt-get --yes --purge remove btsync
  5. Yes, I am also waiting for version 1.0 cant wait to dump btsync..
  6. Thanks, didnt know about cealskies. Looks promissing. I hope one of these opensource alternatives will take off. It would be a shame using closed source application like this.
  7. Hi all, just wanted to point out to a new open source alternative to BTSync - syncthing https://github.com/calmh/syncthing There are a lot of questions/requests whether BTSync will be opensource. So in meantime this may be alternative for those who find open source important and necessary for security reasons. Accesible open source means possibility of independent security auditing and knowing what the application is really doing. Otherwise it may very well be trojan horse. I hope this will motivate BTSync team to reconsider their position on open sourcing BTSync.
  8. 1. pretty pretty please OPEN-SOURCE the app and protocol, so it can be audited and considered secure, after the PRISM, this is mandatory, if you want our trust 2. initial comparison of synced folders, e.g. I have 200 GB of porn on both computers, and I don't want to download it from one to another when I start using BitTorrent Sync 3. syncing folders inside synced folders - or put other words syncing only subfolders, e.g. I have "c:\TooBig\" that I want to share between two PCs, but on laptop I would like to participate in syncing only in "c:\TooBig\current\" and also share "c:\TooBig\subset\" with my friend as read only for him. Thank you and keep the good spirit
  9. Please consider making the BytSync open source, so it can be added to https://prism-break.org/ By open sourcing the code and allowing for independent code reviews, BitSync can be considered secure and private application. Until that, it is just another dropbox.
  10. Hello, what should I install to run BitTorrent Sync on Headless (command line only, no GUI) Debian (Wheezy)? I am a little bit confused from the download selections in the download page. I have personal home PC running debian and want to have there Sync. It must work on command line only. Is there some documentation how to control Sync from command line? Thanks. urza