When the source machine cannot connect to the destination machine directly, it does so via Forwarder, which is our own server that forwards file blocks but does not store them.
Transfer speed will decrease if the forwarder is used. You can get much better speed and latency when you achieve direct connection.
Direct connection may be achieved by replacing the mediator addressing with direct addressing.
Replace the address after “gstps://” and before “/file:///” with the IP or domain of the target machine listening with GoodSync Connect.
If the source machine can ping the destination machine directly (from within the same network or via VPN):
-Replace the mediator addressing with the private IP or domain of the target machine.
If the source machine cannot ping the destination machine directly and is on a different network:
- Communication to the target machine will be blocked by firewall.
- The source machine will attempt a connection with GoodSync Connect to port 33333 on the target network’s router using UPNP.
- These attempts are not always successful, as the router may not support UPNP.
- If GoodSync cannot make a connection, forward port 33333 on the firewall of the target network to the internal destination machine.
- Once this port has been forwarded, replace the mediator addressing with the public IP or domain of the target network. If forwarding rules have been configured correctly on the firewall, this will forward the connection from the source machine to the target machine in the remote network.