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       SynCE - A project for connecting to devices running Microsoft Windows Mobile.


       The  SynCE  project aims to provide libraries and tools to connect to and synchronise with
       PDA's and other devices running Microsoft Windows Mobile, or Windows CE.

       The main components include :-

       Core library that provides various support services and functions.

       Core library implementing the RAPI protocol, equivalent to rapi.dll on a Windows OS.  RAPI
       is used for most kinds of interaction with a WM device.

       This  library actually implements two versions of the protocol. RAPI 1 is used for devices
       up to and including CE 5.0, with RAPI 2 coming into use from 5.1 (WM5).

       Library implementing RRA (Remote Replication Agent), a protocol used for  synchronisation.
       This  protocol  is  used for all data synchronisation until WM5, at which point Airsync is
       used for the majority. RRA is still used for file synchronisation however.

       The dccm daemon negotiates the initial connection with a WM device, and may provide  keep-
       alive signals and client connections, depending on the device version and flavour of dccm.

       There  have  been  a number of dccm 'flavours'. The original, also known as synce-dccm, is
       now considered obsolete and should not be used. Vdccm is a  natural  progression  of  dccm
       which is not greatly used anymore. Odccm is the most common in use at the moment, and uses
       dbus to provide connections to both legacy and modern devices. Hal-dccm is  a  new  option
       that  integrates  the  dccm  functionality  into hal to provide a more platform consistent

       The following steps are required to get started with SynCE:

   (1) Ensure the rndis kernel module or a serial connection mechanism is installed
       To use advanced network features (rndis) with a WM5 or later device, which is recommended,
       you must use the usb-rndis-[lite|ng] driver from SynCE. For older devices or to use serial
       with WM5, if synce-hal is not used you will require the synce-serial package. You will  of
       course also need a dccm daemon, synce-hal or odccm is recommended.

   (2) Start the connection daemon (as root)
       If  using  odccm,  this  daemon  must  run  as the root user. With synce-hal, dccm will be
       started as required. Older dccm implementations must be run as your user.

   (3) Run tools that access the device (as user)
       See for example pls(1) and pcp(1).

       See for more information about the SynCE project.


       This manual page was written by David  Eriksson  <>.  It  was
       later    updated    by    Jonny    Lamb    <>    and   Mark   Ellis