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Making moves
Status: New idea

It would be great if you could self host your own sync server for Firefox, so you don't need a Firefox Account.

It could either work by only allowing users to sync when connected to the LAN the self-hosted sync server is running on, or accessible anywhere by setting up port-forwarding.

This would give the following advantages over the current system:

  • Better security and privacy as our data isn't leaving any of our device.
  • Allows syncing while the internet is down but LAN is still working

This wouldn't be a replacement for the current system but should be provided as and additional option.

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Making moves

It could also be an idea to create an "app" for Netgear's ReadyNas, allowing you to host Firefox Sync off a Nasbox

Making moves

I seem to remember that this used to be possible when syncing was introduced. But is it possible that support for self hosting was removed?

Strollin' around

+1 to get a self-hosted solution, fully working without any need to reach Mozilla's servers.
This requirements are a REAL step in the direction of keeping our data private.

I mean: one of Firefox's mission is to protect our privacy, right?

And what data should be kept more private than our browsing experience (history, password, etc.)?

Various documentation can be found on the web:

The problem is they're featuring a lot of moving parts, only partially documented and some of it are clearly outdated.

@nose_gnomethe ReadyNas idea is very niche and should be implemented by Netgear, not by Mozilla.
Unless suddenly a big chunk of the users decided to adopt this NAS over any other.