# IPFS implementations

There isn't one canonical IPFS implementation. There is so much to explore in this space that it's ideal to have a plethora of implementations experimenting and optimizing for various usecases. Below is a list of IPFS implementations that we know of in name alphabetical order. If you're aware of more, please add!


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Relevant specifications are listed in ipfs/specs (opens new window).

Name URL Language(s) What it's trying to do
auspinner https://github.com/2color/auspinner (opens new window) go CLI tool to deal with the pinning service API and upload files through bitswap.
Agregore https://github.com/AgregoreWeb/agregore-ipfs-daemon (opens new window) go, javascript Mobile friendly Kubo daemon.
barge https://github.com/application-research/estuary/tree/master/cmd/barge (opens new window) go CLI tool with a git like workflow to upload deltas to estuary.
Boost https://github.com/filecoin-project/boost (opens new window) go Daemon to get IPFS data in and out of a Filecoin storage provider.
Elastic provider https://github.com/ipfs-elastic-provider/ipfs-elastic-provider (opens new window) javascript, typescript Scallable Cloud-Native implementation.
Estuary https://github.com/application-research/estuary/ (opens new window) go Daemon oriented service to pin and onboard IPFS data into Filecoin.
gomobile-ipfs https://github.com/ipfs-shipyard/gomobile-ipfs (opens new window) go Librairy oriented ipfs daemon to help embeding Kubo into a mobile app.
ipfs cluster https://github.com/ipfs/ipfs-cluster (opens new window) go CRDT / Raft consensus between some more less trusted nodes to allocate and synchronise a pinset on multiple IPFS nodes.
ipfs tiny https://gitlab.com/librespacefoundation/ipfs-tiny (opens new window) c++ Tiny embeddable, os-independent IPFS implementation.
ipfs-embed https://github.com/ipfs-rust/ipfs-embed (opens new window) rust Small embeddable ipfs implementation.
ipfs-lite https://github.com/hsanjuan/ipfs-lite (opens new window) go Minimal librairy oriented ipfs daemon building on the same blocks as Kubo but with a minimal glue layer.
ipfs-nucleus https://github.com/peergos/ipfs-nucleus/ (opens new window) go Minimal IPFS replacement for P2P IPLD apps.
ipget https://github.com/ipfs/ipget (opens new window) go Minimal wget insipired tool to download files from IPFS nodes over bitswap.
iroh https://github.com/n0-computer/iroh (opens new window) rust Extreme-Efficiency oriented IPFS implementation.
js-ipfs https://github.com/ipfs/js-ipfs (opens new window) javascript, typescript Javascript implementation targeting nodejs and browsers.
Kubo https://github.com/ipfs/kubo (opens new window) go Generalist daemon oriented IPFS implementation with an extensive HTTP API.
Linux2ipfs https://github.com/Jorropo/linux2ipfs (opens new window) go Small pipeline and extreme-performance oriented implementation to upload files and deltas to pinning services very fast.
Lotus https://github.com/filecoin-project/lotus (opens new window) go Filecoin node handling consensus, storage providing, making storage deals, importing data, ...
py-ipfs https://github.com/ipfs-shipyard/py-ipfs (opens new window) python Python IPFS implementation.
rust-ipfs https://github.com/rs-ipfs/rust-ipfs (opens new window) rust Rust IPFS implementation.
whypfs https://github.com/whyrusleeping/whypfs (opens new window) go Daemon based on the same building blocks as Kubo but with some options tweaking for more performance.