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  1. Well, there is a simple solution to this. If the search engine has the secrets it can create a "Selection" secret that contains only the files the user wants to download. That way the end-user can only download the files he or she wants by selecting the files of interest.

  2. Seems trivial to create a one time use secret for a file given the secret for a folder.


    Ideally people should submit the read-write secret to the search engine so the search engine can add a simple stats.html file on the folder informing everyone the level of activity, etc. There also needs to be no copyrighted material filter to protect such files from being shared I would imagine.

  3. How many public secrets exist out there?


    I ask because:


    It should be possible to make a search engine where people type something -- like "cars" -- and they get all the secrets and file listings from all the people that have made their secret public no?

  4. When I set:




    On the peer that is providing a file (Peer: A), the download speed of the peer downloading the file (Peer: B) hits 50 kB/s.


    At the same time when peer B is downloading a file at 50 kB/s, I call:




    On peer A, and I get:


    { "download": 9, "upload": 51223 }


    That is very confusing as right now there is no documentation on the units of the upload/download limits and the speed. And it seems both use different units.


    This is minor, but can be very confusing given the lack of details.


    Love the product though, it all feels like magic :) and it works flawlessly.

  5. On the linux version of BitTorrent Sync I can't update the download_limit.




    When I get all the prefs, the download_limit is still set to 0.


    Any advice? Also, what are the units here, bytes?




    Omid S.



    Oh I feel like an idiot. I didn't escape the & on bash with \&.


    My last question still applies, I wanted to see what is the download limit unit on that preference.







    Nevermind, just tested it, for future reference its in Kb/s


    Note, you should add to the documentation that download and upload are relative terms.


    When peer A uploads to peer B, the upload_limit of peer A will be capped and the download_limit of peer B will also be capped. The lowest value between A's upload limit and B's download limit will be the final transfer rate, assuming their bandwidth is solid.

  6. All right, we just released a new version on


    - Files are stored long term, sync-ing will no longer seize from working after 10 days.


    - We now provide the encryption-secret as well for those that want redundant copies in an encrypted fashion


    - We are also accepting request for enterprise customers -- we will only receive the first 5 customers, all other customer requests will be put on a waiting list and addressed on a first come first serve basis.


    If you experience any problems please let me know.


    - Would it be helpful if we also displayed QR codes for mobile users?

  7. Ah, haha. That feature will be removed, all space now will be long term. I guess "self-destruct" was a strong word to use. What we meant to communicate was that after 10 days syncing will be turned off from our server's point of view. All files will remain on the peers that downloaded the files, and peers will be able to still sync with other peers, but the "always-online" peer that we provide will no longer act as an active syncing peer.


    However, that feature will be removed. After next release all sync spaces will be long term. One just needs to provide a valid email address to ensure the synchronization will not seize after 10 days.


    Initially I thought the 10 days limit would be a great functionality since it will keep server side costs low. However, after much feedback we decided to remove the 10 day limit if a user provides their valid email address.


    We are also going to remove the limitation of space on our servers. We are going to experiment with unlimited space and see how that goes. Likewise, are also going begin providing an enterprise server version so businesses can manage their synced directories in a manageable manner.


    While we are at it, we are also going to provide the encryption-secret that BitTorrent Sync recently made available. That way you can have redundant back ups of your files with other peers who will retain your files in an encrypted fashion.



    I hope this answered your question. Did it?

  8. I had the same problem, while traveling or at work I used to upload my photos to my home Apple mini. After a few weeks I realized I can't upload when my home desktop is sleeping. For that reason I first create my always online peer by setting up BitSync on AWS. Later a few friends asked me for the same service so I created


    UseSync allows you to temporarily create an always online sync folder for whatever purpose and after some time the service will stop syncing files. Right now it is set to 10 days.


    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Adding to the point that the other readers made. The cheapest way to fix your problem is by setting up a local server and opening up for UDP 3000 on your firewall.



  9. Not to hijack this thread, but I am approaching the same problem in a different way.


    Take a look at


    I think most people will use a third party service only for the early days of a peer-to-peer exchange. Think a wedding. Once everyone exchanges photos there is no longer the need to have an always online peer. So in our case we are focusing on providing temporal space.


    Also, it seems that at the end of the day BitSync will use a profit sharing model if you are a for profit, so keep that in mind in your pricing.


    Let me know your thoughts.



  10. Hello All,


    Over new years I decided to create a service for anyone to request an "always online" peer with a click of a button.


    I called it --


    I basically creates a synced folder on AWS and gives you the read-write and read-only secrets.


    Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated :)


    Also, thank you for making BitTorrent Sync. I have been using it to transfer photos and videos from my mobile device to my desktop (as a USB cable replacement) and it works great.