Playing with the Network

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IPFS is all about networking! Included are a useful set of commands to aid in observing the network.

See who you’re directly connected to:

ipfs swarm peers

Manually connect to a specific peer. If the peer below doesn’t work, choose one from the output of ipfs swarm peers.

ipfs swarm connect /dnsaddr/bootstrap.libp2p.io/ipfs/QmNnooDu7bfjPFoTZYxMNLWUQJyrVwtbZg5gBMjTezGAJN

Search for a given peer on the network:

ipfs dht findpeer QmNnooDu7bfjPFoTZYxMNLWUQJyrVwtbZg5gBMjTezGAJN

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