[Novalug] Is there an easy way to auto-synch browsers on a LAN?
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Thu Jan 4 13:09:03 EST 2007
On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, Doug Toppin wrote:
> If I'm understanding you correctly, we had some discussion on
> this topic during 2006. One method is to use the google
> browser sync
> (http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/browsersync/). That works
> very well but has the drawback that your bookmarks (and other
> "stuff") are kept outside your lan which might be a concern to
Yes, it is, very much. I know about the postcard analogy,
and other such things; but I do want to do what I can for my
privacy, especially against any/all forms of marketting -- I get
way too much junk as it is ...
> Another approach is to run your own server for it inside your
> lan using something like "scuttle". We talked about this
> subject a bit during my NOVALUG vim presentation
> scuttle can now be found at:
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/scuttle/ I tried scuttle a
> little back then but have not gotten back to it (which I
> intended to). There were several people that brought up similar
> tools/approaches during the presentation but I unfortunately do
> not remember what they said. If you do try scuttle I'd like to
> hear about your experience. This is giving me some impetus to
> try it for real again inside my lan.
It certainly looks interesting; thanks!
As you may've guessed, this all ties in with the problem
I posted here, for the friend who's assembling me a machine, with
dual-booting to XP. One of the solutions to that, which I passed
on but haven't discussed with him yet, is just to leave XP on a
whole different machine of its own. (I have one, and won't use it
for much else; the old P2 which the old XP will replace runs FC6
only, but sits there turned off most of the time because of fan
noise. XP could too.)
If we go with that instead of solving the dual boot
problem, it'll most likely remove one machine from the sync job :
when I do boot XP, I keep it offline all I can ...
Thanks again for clues! I'll post here if I do start
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