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Not sure if this has been suggested previously, but a way to blacklist a client would be good, or cycle keys, or something....

Use case: my laptop is stolen. I need a way to cycle the key, or kick the laptop out of the sync group, preferably without manually deleting the sync folder on every device and setting everything up again.

more importantly, what occurs to that data when the device is lost/stolen and can you control it remotely?

Encrypted storage, remote data deletion etc.

You could have been syncing your other secret keys, your bank details, login cred's, scanned mail, resume with mailing address and phone number .... deleting that data may be very helpful.

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Hello there,

is there any type of interface or a chance for an integration? I'm currently developing a tool to manage the sync. What I want is to read out the sync-information without checking against the filesystem, hacking the application or something like that.

Would be great! Thx

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Hi,

i would to have the possibility to backup my data on other peer, but with my original data crypted on it.

So, throught the interface, i create a folder "to backup with encrytion", and then files are written encrypted on other folders. Or it could be an other king of magic key.

Regards

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Register with the host machine a protocol handler.

That way, I can email my friends btsync://ABCDEFG and if they have the app installed, clicking on the link will bring them directly to the "Add Folder" window with the shared key pre-filled and read-only.

Ideal when dealing with less technical folks, otherwise, you have to explain in the email the whole "Go to the folder tab, find the little + button, click it, copy and paste in the key, select a folder, etc etc"

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Windows Active directory can be used to register applications and the machines and port numbers that these applications (servers) are available on. The data is stored in the "GC".

This sounds a lot like a tracker.

AIUI there isn't normally a cleanup routine for these records so they would have to be timestamped and have the client identifier (so they can be cleaned up when the client returns).

The advantages over a normal tracker are that it's private and doesn't need a firewall hole. Advantage over multicast peer discovery is that it can work on (normal) routed networks between sites and over VPNs.

Major disadvantage is that it's Windows only (especially as it depends on Windows domain authentication).

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... btsync://ABCDEFG ...

Without the slashes:

btsync:ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ234567

The form btsync://somewhere.com:3000/ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ234567 should be reserved for defining a tracker or known peer (not sure which would be better) or "don't care" if the protocol can cope with tracker requests to a normal peer.

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im a little concerned with data storage on mobile devices, and the limitations of flash memory. It's not secure for the same reasons you point out.

You CAN use truecrypt on SATA flash drives.

It is best to allow 'TRIM' through to the device so that the performance of the drive is unhindered.

This has the security disadvantage that an attacker can tell how full the drive is. It is very rare that this is a significant problem.

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I would also like to have a file selection. I don't want to sync all the files in all the connected folders.

Greatmarko suggected a " .SyncInclude" file as opposite of the .Syncexclude. Would be great

I think I read someone who suggested to have only one file with all the exclude/include inside. I also back this.

Someone a few pages ago suggested a virtual directory.

REdge

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After using btsync a lot from servers (no web gui) a good feature would be that if we send a HUP signal to the btsync process it reload the config (add/remove folders or change options on folders)

Because at the moment when you shut btsync it can be quite long on poor performance hardware as I am guessing it writes stuff in the DB before closing and moreover it interrupts the current transfers.

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My situation is there's a BTS folder on remote laptops which is often difficult to get access to, to set up any extra strings in the ignore file.

I could do with being able to sync the .syncignore file from the master folder to the remote folders automatically, or perhaps a new file, say .SyncIgnoreGlobal which replicates global changes and leaves the local ignores alone.

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I'm looking for more registry manageble options. It would be great to install BTSync silently and push the configuration via registry.

This way we can manage all BTSync settings for the whole desktop fleet simply by using domain policies.

I want to be able to configure new sync folders, configure secret keys, preconfigured hosts, ports, notifications when downloads are finished, disable/enable automatic updates etc......all remotely. :)

This way we can use BTSyn on our company network icw SCCM2012......and ditch the multicast crap.

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1. pretty pretty please OPEN-SOURCE the app and protocol, so it can be audited and considered secure, after the PRISM, this is mandatory, if you want our trust

2. initial comparison of synced folders, e.g. I have 200 GB of porn on both computers, and I don't want to download it from one to another when I start using BitTorrent Sync

3. syncing folders inside synced folders - or put other words syncing only subfolders, e.g. I have "c:\TooBig\" that I want to share between two PCs, but on laptop I would like to participate in syncing only in "c:\TooBig\current\" and also share "c:\TooBig\subset\" with my friend as read only for him.

Thank you and keep the good spirit

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Currently I started syncing my 1Password keyring with BTSync. It would be awesome if you could work with those people together to integrate BTSync support into their program (both desktop and mobile), like they already integrated Dropbox and iCloud for a cloud based solution.

And, of course, please release iPhone and mips versions!

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Distinguish between read-only sync and backup sync

Read-only sync: Files deleted from a peer will not be resynced from the source. Files deleted from the source will also be deleted from the peers.

Backup sync: Files deleted from a peer will be resynced back to the peer. Files deleted from source will not delete the file from the peers.

Implementing this as additional per sync settings, rather than a Backup or Read-only label, is probably preferable. These settings, together with the ability to disable autosync, would make for a very flexible system.

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Allow all clients to disable autosync

As with the mobile app, any client could be able able to disable autosync, allowing it to manually choose which files to sync. This will allow a sync to function like a share, rather than a directory copy.

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I'd vote for a more rsync like behavior of the temp file while syncing, i.e for file file.ext, make the file.ext!sync a copy, and move to the original file (i.e overwriting/replacing it). This would be a huge benefit when syncing webpage content, as there'll be no 404 while a sync of a file is in progress.

Along this line (requested by somebody else) would be the option to have this copy temp-file in a separate folder and not alongside the file, in order not to expose partially synced files.

I do see the purpose of the current behavior for many scenarios though (i.e preventing someone from concurrently modifying the file, saving disk space as you don't end up using twice the space during transfer, etc.), so it would be very nice if this could be configurable on a per-folder basis.

Second on this. I have a directory that is running on BTSync between two computers, but it is also being mirror to an online backup company. The mirroring program is always trying to mirror these !.sync files. If I had a temp folder on the same physical volume where all of the !.sync files could go while they are in progress it would make it a lot cleaner with this and many other apps. I have planned on using BTSync to publish web code, but this would cause a problem there as well. The temp directory should name files as the full destination path with the slashes converted to ~ or something like that so if it gets stuck you know where the file is supposed to go.

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I want to be able to sync subfolders of already synced folder. In my case I can just sync subfolders separately but imagine this case:

There's a folder A with a lot (a hundred, for example) subfolders a1, a2, a3... I want the entire folder A to be synced with my laptop but only one subfolder a2 with my phone. I cannot do that because the client doesn't allow to add subfolders of already synced folders.

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Hallo everybody,

my first post here...

I am very happy with BTSync.

I use it on Win7-64,Vista,ARM NAS and since last Week on Android.

I would like to have a Function "empty recycle bin".

I am surprised, that nobody has asked for it...

Maybe there is such a Function and havent fount it.

A Function to cleanup the Version Folders would also be nice.

Happy syncing,

Thomas

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