So, I’m a little confused about what the ideal topology for connecting devices in Syncthing should be.
I’ve got 5 devices that are sharing a number of folders. For folders shared between 2+ devices I, of course, want changes to propagate to all the machines in a reasonable timeframe. I have the introducer activated for most of my devices and those devices all have visibility to each other. For shared folders, I am explicitly sharing the folder between all devices. E.g.: I have Machines A, B and C sharing folder ‘foo’. On Machine A, I’m sharing foo with B and C. On machine B, I’m sharing with A and C. On C, I’m sharing with A and B.
Is this the correct way to do it? I’ve seen some posts that seem to indicate that this will unnecessarily increase the communication overhead. Should I be using a single device as a central hub to coordinate the synchronization?
E.g.: Device B is the hub. A shares only with B. C only shares with B and B shares with all the other machines (A & C).
Does this hub topology achieve the same effect?
Does this have lower or identical overhead to the mesh network I’m using now?
It would be nice to have a quick blurb in the documentation that explicitly describes the optimal way to network Syncthing devices.