The Brave browser beta has added support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer protocol alternative to the traditional centralized web server.
In 2015, BitTorrent Inc introduced a P2P-revolution for website distribution. But it got side-tracked by investors ogling the “content” business along the way.
Peer-to-peer apps forget the IP addresses it communicated with in the last session and rely on peer-discovery all the time. Caching can make them more robust.
Comparing how P2P protocols like BitTorrent, Dat, and IPFS can help you distribute your Git repositories without depending on a central server.
IPFS splits files into chunks. Smarter splitting points in HTML files can create more reusable/deduplicatd chunks with higher availability.
An investigation into the legal-side and international copyright law when publishing on distributed peer-to-peer internet alternatives.
Russia to test disconnecting from the global Internet. Peer-to-peer distributed internet alternatives won’t survive after the Runet cutoff.
I compare the resilience of DNS Service-Discovery vs HTTPS Well-Known URIs when routing distributed internet traffic around censorship.
IPFS is a globally deduplicated file system. However, hosted pinning services bill you for the original file size rather than deduplicated size.
Garbage collection in ipfs-go isn’t enabled by default. The cache can grow to fill all your storage. However, you won’t want to turn it on either.
I surveyed millions of websites to discover which domains were IPFS P2P DNSLink-enabled websites.
The web has become too centralized. The distributed peer-to-peer (P2P) web can help tear down the walled gardens erected by big tech companies.