willyt

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  1. Hi I use btsync in a small office with 3 peers on a 100mb/s LAN and a single peer on a separate off site backup machine at my house which is accessed over a the WAN via a 8mb/s connection (actually more like 0.2mb/s practical upload speed). We share documents locally using a synced folder, this is great and much better than dropbox because we don't have to wait for the file to upload to a server on the WAN before another user can access it. It's almost as good as having all documents accessed on a server but I can have my entire office on my laptop when I'm away. Except, sometimes, when there are a lot of files queued up for sync, a recently edited file seems to wait in a queue before it gets synced to LAN peers. This can take a long time if there are a lot of files queued to sync to the WAN peer. Is there any way I can configure btsync to prioritise syncs to fast peers over slow ones? Thanks W
  2. Did anyone get a launchDaemon to work? Bittorent Sync seems to just quit after a couple of seconds, it doesn't log anything to any standard system logs either so there's no way to figure out whats going wrong.
  3. My wife and I have separate user accounts on a desktop machine, but I don't want to have to keep multiple copies of synced folders for each user account. E.g. I would like to sync the /Users/Shared/ directory so that I don't need /Users/me/SyncedStuff, /Users/wife/SyncedStuff. Where SyncedStuff is the exact same stuff duplicated. That way my wife and I can share information on our desktop but we can also sync the stuff in the shared folder with our laptops. Sync would need to run as a system daemon that starts on boot. The UI should still be accessible and usable in each account on mac / windows but only one instance of btsync would be running for all users. On mac os x a sensible default for files added by btsync would be user name of person who installed and group name 'staff'. But user and group of synced files should be configurable in advanced options so all files remain accessible to all users. The bittorent sync app should be a pref pane in system prefs on OS X. It's a bit weird that the bittorent sync prefs window gets lost if it loses focus.