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Steve Phillips [LibreList] Re: Sync/backup session was Re: [redecentralize] RDC 15 2015-10-15 21:08:34 (5 years 2 mons 18 days 02:04:00 ago)
Syncthing offers no encryption at all, unfortunately; you have to trust the server storing your data.  I'd love for crypto to be added!  It's even written in Go, my fav programming language and the one I know the best.

I forgot to mention SparkleShare, which I wasn't able to install on my Ubuntu laptop because I wasn't running the very latest version, but I installed it elsewhere and it worked pretty well, but it's not zero-knowledge; the server stores the original filenames in plain text.  It does require a TON of Mono dependencies, though, which I don't like.

I need to try Seafile!  It satisfies almost all my needs, except this: "CAUTION: The client side encryption is not work currently for mobile client, web browser and the cloud file browser of the desktop client."  So you don't always get encryption.  Lame.

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 8:23 PM, Seth <list@sysfu.com> wrote:
On Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:07:49 -0700, Steve Phillips <steve@tryingtobeawesome.com> wrote:

I use Tarsnap for simple backup (yay for encryption!). I simply don't sync data between my devices because there's no _open source_ software that _securely_ allows me to do so.

Curious to know the specific reasons why Syncthing does not qualify.