Syncthing 1.2.0 Released, Adds QUIC Transport Protocol

July 10, 2019

Open source continuous file synchronization program syncthing 1.2.0 was released yesterday with new features, various bug-fixes, and enhancements.

Syncthing 1.2.0 release highlights:

  • Add QUIC with NAT traversal as a new transport protocol. TCP remains the preferred way of connection when possible.
  • Adds automatic crash reporting.
  • Make large / variable block size the only available mode of operation
  • Versions are now named with the time of their archiving
  • The new release does not interoperate with Syncthing 0.14.45 or older

Syncthing offers official Snap package. It can be easily installed in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher via Ubuntu Software:

For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install snapd daemon first:

sudo apt-get install snapd

Then install Syncthing via command:

sudo snap install syncthing

Once installed, start it via command syncthing. Then go to localhost:8384 in web browser to setup shared folder, remote devices, and more.

For more, read the getting started guide.


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