# Observe peers
Included in IPFS 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/p2p/QmNnooDu7bfjPFoTZYxMNLWUQJyrVwtbZg5gBMjTezGAJN
Search for a given peer on the network:
> ipfs dht findpeer QmNnooDu7bfjPFoTZYxMNLWUQJyrVwtbZg5gBMjTezGAJN