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  1. Regarding the IPs of peers see answer here:
  2. Is it possible to get the IP address of a peer, either through the web gui or the Linux command line? Weirdly I couldn't seem to see the connection using lsof or netstat.
  3. Thanks, I didn't realise it was so easy to set up an SSH tunnel.
  4. Would it be madness to make the webgui available publicly, or is this ok as long as you use a strong password? Do attackers have as long as they like to brute force the credentials, or is there some rate limiting and/or IP banning on failed logins implemented by BTSync?
  5. I have a couple of complaints about the new forums. i) I think it's really poor that links don't forward from the old forums. You now have a load of dead links all over the place, including Google currently. ii) I really don't like the automatic formatting, I don't like what it does and I don't think it's implemented well. If I write a "b" and then a bracket I get a "", and then if I go and edit this, then try edit something else the caret jumps all over the place.
  6. I want to move a directory within my BTSync share, ie, I don't want to move the whole sync location, just a directory (and files within it). Is the best way to do this to a) move it on one share and let BTSync propagate the move, or manually move the directory on all shares and let BTSync reindex all the files and realise that it is still in sync? I tried option but BTSync started doing some heavy syncing and started creating .Conflict files and directories and I got scared and stopped it.
  7. I have a file on a (read-only) share that I need to resync, ie, I want it overwritten with the original. I've tried changing the modified date to before the date of the original and deleting it but neither has caused it to be resynced. Is there a way I can achieve this without touching the original file?
  8. This does seem to be due to the timestamps not changing. I overcame this by adding a second to all timestamps find DIRECTORY -print | while read filename; do touch -d "$(date -r "$filename") + 1 second" "$filename" done I hoped that this would be efficient, but the checksums were different of even the files that looked ok and BTSync appeared to resync all the data.
  9. Recently I copied some images to a BTSync share. After they had synced I noticed that many of the original files were corrupted (this was nothing to do with BTSync) so I re-copied them, preserving their timestamps. Most of the updates have not synced to the two clients. Is this because their timestamps haven't changed? If so, is the only way around this to delete/rename the directory? If so is there any way to make this process more efficient than resyncing the entire directory? (I'd rather not alter the timestamps.) Thanks, Jamie
  10. Is it possible to configure a share to never delete files? eg, I share a folder on computer A. On computer A I will add and delete files, however on computer B I want to keep a complete set of all the files that I've ever had in the folder on computer A. Thanks
  11. On 9 Oct 2015 my Windows Phone app automatically updated to This appears to have broken the app and removed my syncs. When I open the app now I do not see the previously shared folders I had there and the status page just says "loading". I'm not even sure how to fix this as I don't even seem to have the ability to add a new folder to share. Do I just bite the bullet and wipe and reinstall the app?
  12. Bible is my linux server and WSLON01246 is a Windows desktop machine. Both of these machines seem to have different missing files. I've just checked and neither of these have "Overwrite any changed files" enabled.
  13. I've just noticed that I have quite a lot of pictures and videos missing from the last half of April. You can see here that there is a gap 12-24 April, and then only a few files for the rest of the month: Here you can see that files do exist: The following two screenshots I think show that syncing has finished (I do sync regularly, so these files should have had plenty of opportunities to sync), although there are some inconsistencies on the phone app.
  14. If I setup BTSync between two folders that already have the same files in will BTSync recognise that the folders are already synced?
  15. Also, now that I've enabled the API, I can see that get_folders returns the folders that I expect to see.
  16. In that case I think there might be something wrong with the WP client as I certainly haven't changed many of these files.
  17. You need to add an API key to your config file to enable the API: http://sync-help.bittorrent.com/customer/portal/articles/1570822-enabling-sync-api You can apply for an API key here: http://www.bittorrent.com/sync/api Bit confused as to why you need an API key to enable the API on your own machine, but anyway.
  18. Since updating my Linux install from 1.3 to 1.4 my gui is no longer showing my shares, however they do seem to still be syncing with other devices. I notice that there's no downgrade possible from 1.4 but do I have to do any conversion on the upgrade? Cheers, Jamie