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 http://docs.services.mozilla.com/howtos/run-sync.html

    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 https://totosh.ampoliros.net:5000/

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!