Relay Server for Port 443 (https://) 80 (http://)


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In many times I use my computers and Smartphones in a company environment, which are restricted and closed. Mainly the ports 80 and 443 are open and requests to open the ports 3000 or such like that is not accepted by the IT departments.

Since Resilio's Relay servers do not work with ports 443 and 80, I'm forced to evade. Either I then use a ownCloud portable client or Syncthing, since the former already uses web-based only these ports and the second can provide corresponding Relays with these ports 443 and 80.

In all the companies I can not change anything, not even the firewalls. But - I'm allowed to use: http:// (port 80) and https:// (port 443). So I'm allowed to use the software that works on it. So the networks are usually restrictive and allow only certain protocols and thus often enough only http:// (port 80) and https:// (port 443), only a few is more open and even UPnP ports can be opened and Resilio will run as well. But that's more the exception. For that is not possible to influence the router configuration in the "external" locations. Because my favorite Resilio is not working, I dodge to Syncthing, ownCloud, and nextCloud. Syncthing I take because it basically works more or less as well as Resilio and this has the consequence, that I have to use Syncthing for the same directories in addition to Resilio, that's not very clean, but in principle it works with a few special ignore settings.

This things are also discussed in other threads, but without result. The current relays and manual settings etc. doesnt work. But it would be better if Resilio could be operated with relay servers with the ports 443 and 80.

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On 6/5/2020 at 1:16 AM, Andy+ said:

In many times I use my computers and Smartphones in a company environment, which are restricted and closed. Mainly the ports 80 and 443 are open and requests to open the ports 3000 or such like that is not accepted by the IT departments.

Since Resilio's Relay servers do not work with ports 443 and 80, I'm forced to evade. Either I then use a ownCloud portable client or Syncthing, since the former already uses web-based only these ports and the second can provide corresponding Relays with these ports 443 and 80.

In all the companies I can not change anything, not even the firewalls. But - I'm allowed to use: http:// (port 80) and https:// (port 443). So I'm allowed to use the software that works on it. So the networks are usually restrictive and allow only certain protocols and thus often enough only http:// (port 80) and https:// (port 443), only a few is more open and even UPnP ports can be opened and Resilio will run as well. But that's more the exception. For that is not possible to influence the router configuration in the "external" locations. Because my favorite Resilio is not working, I dodge to Syncthing, ownCloud, and nextCloud. Syncthing I take because it basically works more or less as well as Resilio and this has the consequence, that I have to use Syncthing for the same directories in addition to Resilio, that's not very clean, but in principle it works with a few special ignore settings.

This things are also discussed in other threads, but without result. The current relays and manual settings etc. doesnt work. But it would be better if Resilio could be operated with relay servers with the ports 443 and 80.

What exactly was wrong with the two options discussed in that thread? You didn't detail what problems with manual configuration you had.

1. Use a proxy.

2. Configure your peers to use port 80 or 443 as their Resilio listening port.

But to answer the question as to why Resilio Support hasn't responded, it is because they cannot advise you to violate the terms of the license you're clearly violating. Resilio isn't for use at business environment (even for personal use! Same as TeamViewer policy). They also don't want to be on IT Admin's sh!tlist for aiding employees violate company policies when Resilio business is their bread and butter.  The license has been this way for all of Resilio v2.x, unless you're talking about running Sync 1.x version that is no longer supported anymore. And if you had a business license, then I'd have to ask why you wouldn't just contact support directly.

I mean, C'mon man, have some common sense.

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First of all, since I have not used Resilio before, now and in the future in that environment, it is superfluous and I therefore do not violate any license terms. I am describing a limitation here, which seems important for me.

What I take as a joke is that the support here is not reporting because of this licensing history. Topic posted by me for discussion on June 5th, 2020, my request on June 30th, 2020, with a comment on November 11th, 2020 I will receive encouragement. And now on December 8th, 2020 you will come back to it as a member. You mean you know the answer, why Resilio support didn't answer?

Take a look around in that forum to see who is involved from the Resilio staff. In principle, the forum is supported by the members and they often have no solution because no Resilio staff play along, or far too rarely. That's a big problem.

I recommend you to have a look in the Syncthing forum, it is much more dynamic, because Syncthing staff also work intensively on problems. The result is that their software is at least as good now and that more and more Resilio users are migrating to Syncthing even though they have a license.

You are welcome to convince me by showing how the issue is solved here. In any case, I cannot reconfigure Resilio via the GUI or in a simple way or via Poweruser Settings etc. so that I can close the topic.

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