IPFS needs bootstrapping badly


IPFS is a new and exciting technology, and a few days ago it had a lot of available nodes, probably because it was linked from some popular website, and so a lot of people decided to try it on that day.

Today there are very few nodes online. (Although more peers might become visible if users try to execute a lot of storage operations.)

For a serious experimental setup, there would have to be a local bootstrapping node, which would probably require a static IP.

The main site is at:


and it has downloads which install very easily.

Juan Benet did a talk about the basics:

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