Jump to content


Become a part of the community today! Registration is quick and easy and will enable you to post, send personal messages, and join in on the chat! It's as simple as clicking on the links above.

btsync calling home.....

call home data collecting

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 PeterVerhees

PeterVerhees

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 56 posts

Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

Dear Bittorrent,

After digging around in some wireshark logs of my btsync setup I found that btsync calls home to a server named: www.usyncapp.com.

I believe this is to gather statistics on which version is running where on what platform and so on. Especially important during the testing period I guess. Is the software still going to be doing this when it is final? And what info are you saving for how long and what purposes?
/nosy

Educated Guess:

Architecture,

Number of Files

Numer of shared folders

A unique ID

What options are used.


This is the URI I found. (some info scambled)
http://www.usyncapp.com/cfu.php?arch=x86_64&cl=BitTorrent%20Sync&direct=432129821&files=3567&folders=9&id=htRWdGwwER-daEraerE&pl=linux&relay=0&size=345675432&v=221122


#2 kos13

kos13

    BitTorrent Sync Team

  • Employees
  • 688 posts

Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

Sync uses this call to check if there is new build available. It also contains some anonymized statistics, so we could better understand how Sync performs and used in the field.

This is the only information we collect and use, so we intentionally left it open. This way you could easily verify, that we don't have any access to any private information, just general statistics about app.
  • eseelke likes this

#3 PeterVerhees

PeterVerhees

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 56 posts

Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:10 PM

Thank you Kos, I expected as much. Posted Image

#4 chiefsucker

chiefsucker

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts

Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:03 PM

It would be great if you could elaborate more on security, what, why and when is transferred where, and give some more technological insights on the technology page. I think that P2P is one of your main selling points as it doesn’t required to store sensitive files on third-party servers and it’s worth to emphasize it even more and make everything as transparent as possible (you’re already doing a great job with this during the preview phase).

#5 PainFreePc

PainFreePc

    New User

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 9 posts

Posted 12 October 2013 - 04:32 AM

Add This To Your "hosts" File and BTSync Can't Call Home

"127.0.0.1  t.usyncapp.com"

"127.0.0.1  usyncapp.com"

"127.0.0.1  www.usyncapp.com"