‘Create a private “Dropbox” file host using BitTorrent Sync’

Great guide if you are new to web servers. I run a very similar setup personally, but I use a remote Mac mini server instead of a Ubuntu server. Either way it works exceedingly well. There is one caveat that wasn’t mentioned: latency. When you pop open Dropbox on iOS it’s effectively ready to go,…

Great guide if you are new to web servers. I run a very similar setup personally, but I use a remote Mac mini server instead of a Ubuntu server. Either way it works exceedingly well.

There is one caveat that wasn’t mentioned: latency.

When you pop open Dropbox on iOS it’s effectively ready to go, and pretty fast too. With the BitTorrent Sync app there is a *long* delay. On my iPhone 5s, over WiFi, it took 11.5 seconds before I could tap on any folder in the BT Sync app. That’s a long time if you are trying to be speedy.

That said, for privacy minded people, this is a worthwhile trade off.

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