Submitted by quandyalaterreux in lobby (edited )

Go to http://libgen.rs lookup any book, click on the [1] in the mirror section and you'll get redirected to a page where you can choose to download files using an IPFS gateway.

I don't know how one can help them mirror some content using IPFS, if anyone has information on that please share it!

Edit: https://raddle.me/f/Tech/122365/p2p-free-library-help-build-humanity-s-free-library-on-ipfs has all the information you'll need to volounter!

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86944 wrote

Okay, what is an IPFS gateway and why is this so exciting?

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jaidedctrl wrote

An IPFS gateway is just an HTTP gateway to IPFS. Browsers don't properly support IPFS yet, so for now IPFS content is served to browsers over HTTP gateways.

If you have IPFS installed and running on your computer, you'll use your local gateway (http://localhost:8080/ipns/ipfs.io), otherwise you can use public gateways, like what LibGen's offering.

You can actually use only IPFS to host a website on HTTP and IPFS now-- i.e., https://site.com will lead to site.com's IPFS->HTTP gateway... I've got that setup (xwx.moe), and ipfs.io is set up the same way. It's pretty sick.

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86944 wrote

decentralizing further definitely sounds good then.

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jaidedctrl wrote

that's sick as hell!

quick note though, for y'all eager to help sharing: you can't be anonymous on IPFS yet, your IP address is shared with other peers on the network, and is easily accessible and can be tied to files.

sharing books is probably just fine, but I wouldn't recommend sharing movies and more commonly-targeted stuff justtttt yet.

or use someone else's machine for a node, and go crazy lmao

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