BobAchgill

If Not Using Upnp Or Nat-Pmp

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For BTSync users that are behind a router whose device is not finding a forwarded port ... you can walk the owner of that peer through how they can turn on UPnP or NAT-PMP on their router or suggest they get a router that supports automatically opening a port.

At minimum notify them that they are having to use the slower relay server and they might invest in a router that supports UPnP or NAT-PMP.

Fewer devices having to use the Relay server will serve to take the load off your relay server and provide for better hive performance as peers will be talking to peers rather than having to send data up through the relay server.

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How is that a feature request to the software BitTorrent Sync? Can you elaborate on that please?

/e Well I see that you are asking that BitTorrent Sync should notify the user that they are running through a relay. They can actually see that. In the peer list there will be an icon highlighting which devices are connected through a relay.

You can get info on that on help.getsync.com

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For BTSync users that are behind a router whose device is not finding a forwarded port ... you can walk the owner of that peer through how they can turn on UPnP or NAT-PMP on their router...

 

There are some useful generic articles in the Sync Help Centre, relating to uPnP including:

What Ports & Protocols are used by Sync

Peers Aren't Connecting

What is a Relay Server

 

...however, it would near impossible to provide step-by-step instructions for how to turn on UPnP features for every different router out there!

 

Topic closed, as generic documentation already exists, and as Moe indicates, Sync already displays which of your devices are using "relayed" connections

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