SN930: Where is the native Synology SyncThing found?

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micsaund

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@Steve mentioned finding a native Synology SyncThing client that doesn't require Docker/etc.

"Your mention, Leo, that there was a native means for running Syncthing without some messy Docker or other container encapsulation sent me looking and, sure enough, I found it. As you said, by trusting an additional (and very clearly trustworthy) source of Synology Add-ons, I found a native Synology build of Syncthing."

However, there is no info on where this "very clearly trustworthy" source is in the show notes that I'm seeing (I may be overlooking something).

Can I/we get some more info on this? I'd love to run SyncThing without having to futz with Docker and all that!

Thanks!
 
Hi @micsaund... Paul was correct. I added "trust" for the Synocommunity packages and then had access to a large (somewhat overwhelming) collection of additional native Synology packages. I spent sufficient time browsing around and looking into the background of this group to feel confident about admitting this non-Synology-blessed package.

Installation of SyncThing was flawlessly identical to any other mainstream package. One click and it's up and running. :)
 
Hi @micsaund... Paul was correct. I added "trust" for the Synocommunity packages and then had access to a large (somewhat overwhelming) collection of additional native Synology packages. I spent sufficient time browsing around and looking into the background of this group to feel confident about admitting this non-Synology-blessed package.

Installation of SyncThing was flawlessly identical to any other mainstream package. One click and it's up and running. :)
Thanks for confirming, @Steve !

I find it odd that the official Synology devs decided to remove SyncThing from the official packages in DSM 6.2 (or something like that) and apparently feels that Docker is the 'correct' way to run it today. Probably some quarrel with how it needs root privilege or something. Seems like unnecessary complexity, but who knows.

Looks like the official syncthing site even links to it, so it shouldn't be an issue: https://docs.syncthing.net/users/contrib.html

I'll give the synocommunity thing a try! Thanks to you both!

Mike
 
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I am running a Synology RT6600AX router with an external USB disk attached running as a NAS. I've tried searching to see if Syncthing can be used with it, but everything I've found so far is for an actual NAS box. Let me try to clarify my question, can Syncthing be installed to run on my RT6600AX router or it's attached disk? Since the router and disk are always up it seems to be the best place to have Syncthing running.

I am guessing from my not being able to find anything that it cannot be done. Any info or answers would be appreciated.
 
I did some searching and about the closest I found is "Similar to the DSM OS that's loaded onto Synology NAS enclosures, SRM...". It does not appear to be DSM capable and DSM is not in any of it's packages.