Intro to IPFS

Going Online



Now that you have IPFS installed and your node has an address, you can take the node online and join the network. You may want to use a separate shell window for this.

Since IPFS is a novel protocol, we’ll need to launch their helper daemon to provide a network service.

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launch the gateway daemon

alex@ubuntu: ~/ $ ipfs daemon
Initializing daemon... API server listening on /ip4/127.0.0.1/tcp/5001
Gateway server listening on /ip4/127.0.0.1/tcp/8080

Once you’re online, you’ll be able to see linked peers. These peers are now acting as your web host, and we will try to download them in the next section.

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Check for peers

alex@ubuntu: ~/ $ ipfs swarm peers
/ip4/104.131.131.82/tcp/4001/ipfs/QmaCpDMGvV2BGHeYERUEnRQAwe3N8SzbUtfsmvsqQLuvuJ
/ip4/104.236.151.122/tcp/4001/ipfs/QmSoLju6m7xTh3DuokvT3886QRYqxAzb1kShaanJgW36yx
/ip4/134.121.64.93/tcp/1035/ipfs/QmWHyrPWQnsz1wxHR219ooJDYTvxJPyZuDUPSDpdsAovN5
/ip4/178.62.8.190/tcp/4002/ipfs/QmdXzZ25cyzSF99csCQmmPZ1NTbWTe8qtKFaZKpZQPdTFB