.. versionadded:: 0.12.0
Syncthing can run behind a SOCKS5 proxy. This enables use behind some corporate firewalls, tunneling via SSH, and over Tor. The Syncthing instance that is behind the proxy is limited to outbound connections - it can not listen for incoming connections via the proxy. It is however possible to receive incoming connections via :ref:`relaying`.
There is no graphical configuration to enable proxy usage in Syncthing.
Instead, an environment variable
all_proxy must be set that points to the
proxy. The value of this variable is the proxy URL. For example, on a
$ export all_proxy=socks5://10.20.30.40:5060 $ syncthing [monitor] 11:25:39 INFO: Starting syncthing ... [monitor] 11:25:40 INFO: Proxy settings detected
Note that this environment variable is not named with capital letters - it
must be exactly
all_proxy. The "Proxy settings detected" log message
indicates that Syncthing is using the proxy configuration.
.. versionadded:: 0.13.0
By default, Syncthing will attempt a direct connection if a connection via the
proxy fails. This is desirable when moving frequently between a proxied and
non-proxied environment. However it may be undesirable if the intention is to
force all connections through a Tor proxy or similar. In that case, setting the
ALL_PROXY_NO_FALLBACK (with capital letters) will
prevent the fallback behavior. For example:
$ export all_proxy=socks5://10.20.30.40:5060 $ export ALL_PROXY_NO_FALLBACK=1 $ syncthing [monitor] 11:33:13 INFO: Starting syncthing ... [monitor] 11:33:13 INFO: Proxy settings detected [monitor] 11:33:13 INFO: Proxy fallback disabled
Syncthing will use the
https_proxy settings in combination with
all_proxy. Proxys specified with
http_ variants will be used behind the socks proxy.
If this is not desired, make sure to undefine the
variables for syncthing.