First, I would like to apologize if this is off topic or answered somewhere else in the forum. I searched but did not find anything already discussed on this topic.
Our SyncThing “network”: 120 PCs (devices) and 130 individual “shares” (folders). We have been using it since September of 2015. It is big, but works well for us. I am not sure if this is a big system compared to others.
The issue: We have a rogue “Introducing” going on. Essentially, many computers (devices) are receiving requests to connect. However, neither computer on either end (not the sender, nor the receiver) seem to be broadcasting the request.
We do not use the “introducer” feature (unless someone accidentally started the feature unknowingly). We have looked at many of the devices and none seem to have the feature checkmarked. Also, the way things are introducing, it seems that it would have to be the “hub” of our network since it “knows” everyone. (Generally speaking our syncthing network is a hub-and-spoke where many of the shares talk to a single server). I can clearly see that the “hub” is not an set as an introducer.
I can see from the scrolling log (the command window) that I am getting constant requests to connect, but I have 43 computers (devices) “ignored”. The web interface would show them if I did not have them ignored. However, if I go to one of the devices that is requesting, there seems to be no activity that the request is coming from that PC.
- Is there a way to discover where the requests are originating from?
- Is there a way to globally turn off “introducer” since we do not use the feature?