Can’t sync with Windows Client 7.0.0, and Linux Server 7.0.3


I’ve been using Seafile for about 6 months now, but I’m not able to use the Seafile Windows Client to sync any folders. I can upload and download files individually through the client and from the browser.

My Seafile server is setup on a Linux (Centos 7) machine, and I only have clients on my local LAN network attached to it. The seafile server is also not behind a Nginx/Apache server.

The errors on my Windows client are:

[07/07/19 01:57:21] clone-mgr.c(718): Transition clone state for cd348f5f from [init] to [check server].
[07/07/19 01:57:21] http-tx-mgr.c(1285): Bad response code for GET 404.
[07/07/19 01:57:31] http-tx-mgr.c(808): libcurl failed to GET Couldn’t connect to server.
[07/07/19 01:57:31] clone-mgr.c(735): Transition clone state for 730b2086 from [check server] to [error]: check server.
[07/07/19 01:57:34] clone-mgr.c(718): Transition clone state for 730b2086 from [error] to [check server].
[07/07/19 01:57:35] http-tx-mgr.c(1285): Bad response code for GET 404.

The errors from my server include these:

2019-07-07 09:00:33,932 [WARNING] django.request:152 get_response Not Found: /seafhttp/protocol-version
2019-07-07 09:00:38,916 [WARNING] django.request:152 get_response Not Found: /seafhttp/protocol-version

I have tried this on versions 6.3.4 and 7.0.3 for the Linux Seafile server, and 7.0.0 of the Windows client.

Other parameters:



I know in previous versions it mentioned that I should leave the File Server Root blank if I am not behind a Nginx/Apache server, but that is apparently not allowed any more

I do notice my client trying to access the server through port 3011 and 8082, which is an issue for sure. I’m just not sure how to resolve this.

Can anyone offer me any suggestions?

You should use a reverse proxy. Especially if you are leaving your local network.


Thanks for your reply!

So, I don’t plan on ever connecting to my Seafile server from outside my network, which is why I opted to not put it behind a Nginx/Apache web server.

I can’t seem to find any info on how to get a Seafile reverse proxy setup without having a web server. Do you have any information on how to set that up?

Or, are you saying that I’d need to have Nginx or Apache installed for the WIndows Client sync to work properly?


Setting up nginx is super easy and doesn’t require much resources. You can check out the community manual for a good and working template and step by step guide how to do it.
It may be that the latest seafile client only works with seafile running on one url and port. I don’t know but this makes sense at least.

Thanks for your input DerDanilo!

I appreciate the help!