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  1. I'm mainly using it to sync pictures off my phone and my shopping list to my phone. This is the first time I've used an automatic sync tool for pictures, and it's fantastic (before I used FolderSync with SSH, but didn't set up frequent sync for pictures). I've also used it as a backup tool -- there was a lightning storm and I synced my working directory to my phone, which wasn't connected to anything physically. If my computer was hit by lightning, I'd at least get to keep all my files, up to the last time I saved. I'm running btsync as a separate user to mitigate the risk of compromise of the BT server, but if it's open sourced and proven over time, I can run it as my own user, and that will be a lot easier. (I had a similar setup with FolderSync because I needed to store the SSH password on the phone, which is easily lost etc, so I used an "intermediate" user) Still using Unison for syncing home directory, music and work files between computers, BT sync doesn't really bring anything new that Unison won't do, discrete syncs is totally fine.
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  3. Ah, that explains why it works better with my ethernet connected host than the WLAN connected one which is also a hop further away. Thanks for the reply -- I suppose it may be a kind of weird security feature to prevent access from the WAN. I found a solution, i can just start firefox via X11 forwarding, but I think the timeout should be an advanced option
  4. The web interface on the Linux version doesn't work when the port is forwarded to a different port. If I do this, it [doesn't always work]: ssh -L 8888:localhost:8888 host go to http://localhost:8888/gui/ If I do this, the page loads, but many UI elements don't respond: ssh -L 8889:localhost:8888 host go to http://localhost:8889/gui/ (edit) Now that I think about it, it's not a huge problem, I can just configure a different port on each computer and forward to the same port (as in the first case above). Doesn't matter which port number it is anyway -- doesn't seem to work perfectly in the first case either, but that may be caused by something else?
  5. (Sorry if this has been said before, can't read all 27 pages) - It seems insecure to leave the Linux web interface open to anyone at port 8888. If I'm taking my Linux laptop to an open wireless network, anyone on that network could pwn the computer. This can be fixed in the config file, but it would be good to have security setings in the GUI for 1) only bind to localhost and 2) username / password. - IPv6 support for predefined hosts. [Added later] - Advanced options on Android. Things like specifying hosts is equally useful on Android. - Another vote for following symlinks. My use case: make a music directory for syncing to my phone with links to my main music collection. I already had this set up before with FolderSync over SSH, and when I turned BT sync on it deleted my symlinks and uploaded the files from my phone. Actually, to be fair I mainly wanted this because my USB was broken, and now that it fixed itself I can use USB. I bet there are many other good cases for symlinks though.
  6. Cool. At least two of the computers have fixed addresses so I can disable Search LAN on the computers. I can't find Search LAN or specify devices on my Android phone, so I'm leaving LPD on on one computer.
  7. The LAN discovery sends a few packets every second. I think this is too much, and it may increase power use of all connected devices (only a problem for battery powered ones). The problem compounds when there are many devices. There also seems to be quite a bit of traffic between connected devices. Is there a way to decrease the rate of LAN discovery? If this is not expected behaviour, maybe this packet capture could help (only about 10 seconds) http://www.fa2k.net/misc/packets.pcap