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» » Syncthing - free open alternative to Bittorrent Sync

Syncthing - free open alternative to Bittorrent Sync

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Syncthing is a cross - platform application client/server to synchronize files directly between clients, written on the Go. Similar to BitTorrent Sync, this tool can be used to synchronize files between computers, but, unlike BitTorrent Sync code Syncthing fully open. According to developers, "Syncthing replaces Dropbox and BitTorrent Sync on something open-hearted, reliable and decentralized. Your data is your data, and you decide where they should be stored, whether they will be available to someone else and how they are transmitted over the Internet. When using syncthing, control is returned to you.”

Sorry for the spelling and phonetic errors in the text.
Owner and main writer of is not a native English speaker.


Open code is not only Syncthing. P2P Protocol that uses Syncthing called "Block Exchange Protocol", is also open.
Unlike cloud synchronization tools for Dropbox, Syncthing transfer files directly between other computers on which you installed Syncthing, and this gives us the following advantages: your files are not stored on any cloud-based servers, the speed of transfer does not depend on third-party servers, and there are no restrictions on the free space (of course, obviously, the only limit is the available space on the computer hard drives).
Features Syncthing:

*you can sync as many folders as you need, with different people

*responsive web interface

*cross-platform: Syncthing runs on Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, FreeBSD and Solaris. Also available is an unofficial port on Android

*Syncthing not require any deep settings and should work initially, and through a local network and through the Internet

*security and privacy: data is stored on your computer without using a Central server, all communications are secured using TLS, each computer is identified strong cryptographic certificate and only the selected computers can connect to your cluster

*open the application and the Protocol on which it runs

Syncthing in Linux MintSyncthing in Linux Mint
It is also important to note that when using Syncthing, you can choose which computers to share every repository. That is, for example, you can create multiple repositories and enable/disable file sharing some existing computers on the fly.

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Also in Syncthing there is an option called "Master Repository”, which, if enabled, protects files from changes made on other computers, but changes made on the current computer, will continue to go all the rest.
Note that Syncthing is in a state of constant development, and are often added new/improved features. For example, the current release includes a simple system file versions, but will be added in the future a more advanced system of work with the various revisions of files.
Installation into Linux Mint: 
curl -s | apt-key add -
echo "deb syncthing release" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get update
apt-get install syncthing

Syncthing in Linux MintSyncthing in Linux Mint

Installation GUI for Synthing into Linux Mint:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install syncthing-gtk

Syncthing - free open alternative to Bittorrent SyncSyncthing - free open alternative to Bittorrent Sync

You will want to add more computers to do this, you can read the guide on getting started with Syncthing here. You can also study the documentation of the project:
Good Luck!!!
Last edited by Shekin - 17-10-2016, 21:50
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