IPFS search

The Interplanetary File System (IPFS) is rapidly gaining ground as a possible replacement for the http protocol. IPFS is a peer-to-peer distributed file system (that enables users to transfer files from other users’ computers to their own, and vice versa) that seeks to connect all computing devices with the same system of files. It is giving hope to dreams of an open, trustworthy and reliable internet for all. But without useful tools to browse and explore this new system, it won’t take off. IPFS and IPFS-search allow for search to become a utility in the public domain. It will be owned and operated by its stakeholders: the people. My notes for its challenges and feasibility …

Systems without borders

Decentralised, nay distributed, nay p2p, it all depends. It is a challenge to get the terminology right. And what other challenges do peering all the things pose for the development of a distributed IPFS search?

Peer at it!


The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) provides a high-throughput, content-addressed block storage model, with content-addressed hyperlinks.

Logic is the beginning of wisdom; not the end. ~ Spock

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