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Installing and configuring local Tracker Server


Windows

  1. Open the “SyncTracker.msi” file supplied in the delivered package
  2. Follow the installation steps
  3. By default, the Sync IT server will be installed in C:\Program Files\BitTorrent Sync Tracker\ and the BitTorrent Tracker Server will be registered as a service and started
  4. Make sure that your firewall allows incoming connections to the port you choose for the Tracker server (TCP/UDP 3000 by default)
  5. If you want to choose a different port, you'll need to unregister Tracker service then register it again and specify port (see below for details)

 

Tracker server for Windows command line options

To unregister Tracker server as a Windows service, run command:

SyncTracker.exe -sd

To register Tracker server as a Windows service, run command:

SyncTracker.exe -sr

Note, that after registering service does not start up immediately and you may want to start it manually.

You can also specify -p <port> parameter when registering service to set Tracker to listen on your custom port.

All the commands above require admin privileges.

Linux

  1. Extract the downloaded “tar.gz” file to the following location (the btsync binary has permissions to execute by default):
    tar xvf tracker.tar.gz -C /opt
  2. Make sure your firewall allows incoming connections to the port you plan for your Tracker server (TCP/UDP 3000 by default)
  3. Start tracker server from this location by typing:
    /opt/tracker/tracker

To force Tracker server to listen on a different port, run it with the -p <port> command line parameter.