I’m planning to replace my Dropbox with Syncthing. I have a couple computer that are online all the time and I would like any change I make on a laptop to be automatically pushed to my computers running syncthing. I think this is a pretty standard use case.
I have been testing this setup in parallel with Dropbox and I have noticed that in some locations (e.g. wifi at University) syncthing can’t connect but Dropbox work flawlessly. From what I can tell Dropbox runs on ports 80 and 443 which are standard for HTTP(S) so this may play a role. In the places where SSHing isn’t blocked I can create a SSH tunnel to one of the “always on” nodes and it works but it seems like a workaround that I need to enable manually. I’m really looking for solution that is worry free once it’s setup
What is something I can do to make syncthing work as reliably as dropbox in random locations?