dlapine

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  1. I have a couple of questions and observations concerning the user of the linux server btsync executable and the --config <myconf.conf> file. These may also apply to the The simple linux server use is simply to start the executable and config things via the local web access. No problems there, but the web interface is rather simple and doesn't allow various configuration choices available via a configuration file, so the use of a configuration file is recommended. As stated in the sample-config, if you enable a "shared folders" section, you lose the web gui. Any reason why the web interface must be lost if I specify shared folders in the config file? We already have a way to disable the web interface (just forego the "listen" option under the webui section, if I don't want it available? It's really useful as a status indicator to see not only which folders are shared but who's access them in linux. Another thing to note is that by default, the "storage_path" is <whatever_dir_I_executed_btsync_in/.sync> and that the configuration that is created is stored in that location. If you run the web interface and setup some shares, running the command line + config file version later without moving the storage_path will overwrite that configuration without warning. One note on using the default sample config file is that it tries to set the pid, and the location is not appropriate for all linux distros. As a linux user, you should change it to something appropriate. One other note for us non-JSON users is that the .conf file format hates an extra comma, and that extra comma tends to hide in the webui or shared_folder blocks. Be forewarned- I'll include my config files below. So, after some time btsync on linux, I see three "modes" you can run the linux server version in: 1) btsync with no options to allow the web interface for configuration 2) btsync --config <myconf.conf> with options and the web interface for configuration 3) btsync --config <myconf.conf> with shared_folders set that removes the web interface Both web interface modes "save" configuration changes automatically in a "storage_path", so that a restart of the service is restored to the previous config. In mode 2 you can set that location. As far as I can see, unless you need to run the server version on NAS, you'll be better served with modes 1 or 2. I'll include the working config files I have for convenience. mode 2 (web interface + options) { // the machine is Linux_Box // user is linuxguy // btsync was downloaded and extracted to /home/linuxguy/Downloads "device_name": "Linux_Box", "listening_port" : 0, // 0 - randomize port "storage_path" : "/home/linuxguy/.btsync", // uncomment next line if you want to set location of pid file "pid_file" : "/home/linuxguy/Downloads/btsync.pid", "check_for_updates" : true, "use_upnp" : true, // use UPnP for port mapping /* limits in kB/s 0 - no limit */ "download_limit" : 0, "upload_limit" : 0, /* remove "listen" field to disable WebUI remove "login" and "password" fields to disable credentials check */ "webui" : { "listen" : "0.0.0.0:8888", "login" : "admin", "password" : "whatever" } } Mode 3 (config file only) { // the machine is Linux_Box // user is linuxguy // btsync was downloaded and extracted to /home/linuxguy/Downloads "device_name": "Linux_Box", "listening_port" : 0, // 0 - randomize port "storage_path" : "/home/linuxguy/.btsync-noweb", // uncomment next line if you want to set location of pid file "pid_file" : "/home/linuxguy/Downloads/btsync.pid", "check_for_updates" : true, "use_upnp" : true, // use UPnP for port mapping /* limits in kB/s 0 - no limit */ "download_limit" : 0, "upload_limit" : 0, "shared_folders" : [ { "secret" : "32_characters_of_awesome", "dir" : "/data/Stuff_I_want_to_share", "use_relay_server" : true, "use_tracker" : true, "use_dht" : false, "search_lan" : true, "use_sync_trash" : true } ]
  2. Can we get the linux desktop clients for other OS's besides Ubuntu/Debian? Even a generic KDE or Gnome Version would be nice. The web interface for the default linux server version is very limited...
  3. Woould it be possible to get generic .src rpm's so that we could try the linux desktop client on Opensuse or Fedora OS? the server client is woefully lacking in information in comparison