Sunday, March 30, 2014

make your Linux machine a home file server using BitTorrent Sync

make your Linux machine a home file server using BitTorrent Sync

BitTorrent Sync is a free application developed by a BitTorrent team, it is multi-platform (Linux , Windows, Mac , Android, Windows Phone , iOS) it is a simple tool that uses the principle of protocol peer-to -peer (p2p) in order to synchronize live and direct to data with maximum security with high- speed of the network and in storage capacity , which works perfectly as a file server , it can synchronize and share an unlimited number of folders and files , whether big or small across all your devices.

Features :

- Access to all folders synced from Android device .
- The ability to add photos and videos, PDF files and DOCS from your Android device to any of the Sync folders.
- Automatic backup of your files (images, video , PDF, DOCS) to a folder on your computer.
- High encryption during data transfer .
- Your information will not be stored on a server in the cloud.

Screenshots of the application :

btsync gui

btsync gui prefs

btsync indicator

To install BitTorrent Sync in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal and run the following commands :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tuxpoldo/btsync
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install btsync btsync-gui

For the Arch Linux users, the BitTorrent Sync GUI can be found in AUR.

Create share folder in your home directory and give it the right permission (777) via command line :

cd ~/ && mkdir btsync-folder
chmod 777 btsync-folder

Now you can manage it from btsync or from the web browser by opening 

Enjoy !


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