This is not a normal mod, it does not live in the mods folder.
If you are using ServerSync the standard way then you could use it to sync any game / file system, however if you need Forge to start the server for you then you will need to do some further steps, see the above quick start guide.
This 'mod' is designed to save a bunch of time getting users to update mods and make connecting to servers or updating servers easier task.
Currently ServerSync has some Minecraft-like specific support:
- Client side only mods (NEAT, optifine, etc...)
You can sync any directory by specifying it in the config file.
This mod is only intended for personal use. Other developers work very hard on their mods and simply visiting their website, forum post, or github is just a common courtesy. If you are going to use this to distribute mods make sure you seek permission from the owners of said mod.
Depending on the copyright and/or pattent laws in your area using this mod with other developer's mods for a commercial purpose could be ILLEGAL, always seek permission.
Be cautious when synchronizing mods from a server, make sure you trust the host as there is nothing stopping them sending malicious software via ServerSync.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
"This mod isn't doing anything!"
- ServerSync is run like an application if you are a client (double click), note that some java environment setups may require you to run ServerSync from the terminal.
"I can't connect to my server"
- Make sure you using your external/internal IP address apropriately
- Are you trying to transfer a file larger than your max file size?
- Are you ignoring a file that is neccecary to connect to the server?
"This is so insecure I hate it!"
- Feel free to leave an issue in the issue tracker, ideally with some good material on security 👍
"Can you add feature X? Or fix bug Y?"
- Probably, submit an issue to the issue tracker and I will look into it
"Why does this mod spit out so much 'junk' in my console?"
- It's simply to help users know that they're not being attacked. It will tell them what IP they're connected to, what mod is being downloaded and more. My hope is that people will actually see this while it's running to know for sure that they can trust their admin. Hey, not everyone reads this.
"I have files such as optifine that I don't want the server to delete"
- Specify this in the config file. It can ignore deletion of any file you want.
What does it do exactly?
- The server starts up and begins listening on the port defined in the config file
- If the server receives a command it will respond accordingly
- Clients run serversync from their minecraft folder when a sync is required-