Secure & Private
- Private. None of your data is ever stored anywhere else than on your computers. There is no central server that might be compromised, legally or illegally.
- Encrypted. All communication is secured using TLS. The encryption used includes perfect forward secrecy to prevent any eavesdropper from ever gaining access to your data.
- Authenticated. Every node is identified by a strong cryptographic certificate. Only nodes you have explicitly allowed can connect to your cluster.
- Open Discourse. Development and usage is always open for discussion.
Syncthing Discussion Forum
- Open Source. All source code is available on GitHub — what you see is what you get, there is no hidden funny business.
Syncthing Source Code
- Open Protocol. The protocol is a documented standard — no hidden magic.
Syncthing Protocol Definition
- Open Development. Any bugs found are immediately visible for anyone to browse — no hidden flaws.
Syncthing Issue Tracker
Easy to Use
Syncthing is still in development, although a large number of features have already been implemented:
- Web GUI. Configure and monitor Syncthing via a responsive and powerful interface accessible via your browser.
- Portable. Works on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. Run it on your desktop computers and synchronize them with your server for backup.
- Simple. Syncthing doesn't need IP addresses or advanced configuration: it just works, over LAN and over the Internet. Every machine is identified by an ID. Just give your ID to you friends, share a folder and watch: uPnP will do if you don't want to port forward or you don't know how.
- Powerful. Synchronize as many folders as you need with different people.
For Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Solaris
Once you have downloaded the latest version, extract it then run the executable in a terminal. A browser window will open and you will have access to the GUI.
Make sure to check out the Docs if you need some help.
Versioning & Updates
There is generally a patch release once a week. Patch releases contain bugfixes and are always backwards compatible. You should probably run the latest one.
The next major release will be v1.0. Major version one is serious business; at this point, syncthing should work well and contain features that are useful to many people. The protocol should not have had to change in a good long while and the UI should be good enough that it can be used without pain. It should not be perfect, or we'll never get it out the door.
Syncthing follows the semantic versioning guidelines for version numbering.
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