How to setup a star like environment?


(wsw70) #1

Hello everyone!

I am trying to understand how to setup a typical client-server configuration: one where there would be a central server to which various devices connect and exchange through it not using it as a relay, but syncing to folders it keeps).

My understanding is that this server would not be special in any way, it is just that there would not be any private client-to-client shared folders, everyone would see everything. And (this is the actual problem I have) would be able to add and delete shared folders.

I have today a folder testing which is replicated on my devices: the central server and two laptops. I disabled relaying on all of them to ensure that only direct connections are possible. On each device I see the two others, which is not useful on the laptops which are interested in the server only but never mind.

I wanted, on a laptop, to delete this shared folder (by going to Edit and then Remove). This was successful but shortly afterwards the shared folder is back (in a ‘Synced’ state).

Is there a way to setup the system so that all devices are “masters” of the shared folders, allowing any device to add (and automatically share) and remove them?


#2

If you disable the option “auto accept” the removed folder should stay removed.

Also disabling “introducer” (https://docs.syncthing.net/users/introducer.html) may save you some of your troubles.

Both are options for devices.

Greetings Fino;