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Nathan Farrar

Configure Network Interfaces

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I've been a synergy pro user since it was offered. I absolutely love it, it's by far one of the most valuable applications (for me) in existence. One of the features I would really love to see implemented is the ability to specify which network interfaces synergy uses. A little more context about this:


  • I use synergy to control three computers at once.
  • At any given time, each of these computers have at least two network connections.
  • The network connections are for my home office network, my home network, and various work networks.
  • If those boxes are connected to the same work network, sometimes synergy will automatically use that network instead of my home office network (which is the fastest and the only one I would prefer it use)


Hopefully that makes sense. Thanks!

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Just curious if there's any possibility of this getting implemented. This would be extremely helpful to me. Just to re-clarify:


  • Systems are connected to multiple networks.
  • There is a specific network that synergy should use. It's local, very fast, and built for synchronization between my office systems.
  • There are several work networks that are not private and much slower - synergy should not use these.


Additionally, some of these systems are laptops that I take on the road with me. When synergy automatically starts up on boot, it'll try to look for the server using any available internet connection. This is also something I would like to avoid - essentially if the specific network interface that I use for local synchronization isn't available, I'd like a way to tell synergy **not** to just use whatever connection is available.


There are several ways this could be configured:


  • An option that tells synergy what order to use hardware adapters in, with the option to completely disable some.
  • An option that tells synergy it should only use specific subnets or network ranges.

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