Oak

Question about sharing

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Hi. 

Lets say that Alice has a file named “Myfavoritepizzas.jpg” - which contains images of her favorite pizzas. Alice is super forgetful and has shared that file to all her devices using Resilio. 

Now, in Napoli there is a guy named Bob, he also has the exact same “Myfavoritepizzas.jpg” file. The hashes on  both Bob and Alice’s files matches, so it’s the same file. 

Alice drops her phone in some scolding mozzarella and she has the get a new phone. She fires up Resilio - and here comes the question:

Does Alice also download the file from Bob’s device or does she stay within her own “ecosystem”? 

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@Oak In answer, I assume that Bob and Alice has two separate ecosystems, i.e. they did not shared keys or links of their folders, containing "myfavoritepizzas.jpg". If this is true, once Alice connects her phone back to her own ecosystem, her new phone will download pizzas image from her own peers. Not a single bit from Bob.

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Awesome and you are correct in your assumptions. 

It had me on the fence about investing in Resilio. Since I feel like it would be a privacy violation, if I downloaded from other users as well. 

Thanks for clearing it up. 

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No, actually the whole idea behind Sync is to make it private. Therefore there is no technical and cryptographical possibility that Bob's pizza gets pulled by Alice.

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