Firefox Sync Server

Sync enables to have Firefox on several devices and to sync bookmarks, passwords, history, and other browser data between them.

  • followed the instructions provided at

    On CentOS 6, you need to install these packages: mercurial python python-devel python-virtualenv sqlite-devel openssl-devel make gcc

  • sqluri changed sqlite:///tmp/ to sqlite:///home/hrd/Sync/

  • Adjusted the per-user quota to quota_size = 51200

    (this should be more than enough, even for I who have not emptied my browser history for years)

  • I added this in /etc/sysconfig/iptables:

    -A INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 5000 -j ACCEPT

    and restarted iptables.

  • Sync server available and running from

The last parameter is the only one you need to know if you use to wish my Sync server instead of Mozilla’s. But let me warn you: this is really for personal purposes, so please set yourself elsewhere, it's good and easy to set up!