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It stands for Inter Planetary File System and what it does is manage data without a central server on an open system. I was scrolling through Twitter when I came across this tweet. I have been a fan of the idea for quite some time and it may have been the reason I decided to join Blockchain.
The thing about this post that caught my attention was the IPNS
IPNS is a decentralized naming system that allows you to create a mutable reference to an immutable CID. With IPNS, you can create a persistent address that always points to the latest version of your content, even as it changes over time.
Of course the whole reason I clicked on the above link was to find out about Helia.
Scrolling down to the Example section it goes into a little more detail
This example shows dynamic-content replication using IPLD, IPNS, and Provider Records. There are 3 helia (IPFS) nodes running in a single script, named client1, client2, and server. client1 and client2 dial server and use the /ipfs/kad/1.0.0 protocol. After dialing, clients can add IPNS and Provider records to the DHT server. Clients also add IPLD data to server programmatically.
And it gives a
link to the github repository.
Somewhere along the lines I lost track of what was going on with IPFS until I saw a tweet earlier this year stating they were back from hiatus.
I want to tie this in to something I have been working on for the last couple years. Yes. It is taking me a while because I was not a good student while at school. That was my socialization time and I only did the work I needed to get by and not fail the grade level.
It is a mix of science and technology. Of course when I saw my first IPFS video I was astounded that it would be possible to be online without internet. What I want to do is creat something like Helium.
I'm not sure if Helium is a thing anymore but I think it would be great to have something akin to nodes using old satellite dishes. The only problem is, I have very little tech skill. I'm learning to program but due to the fact I'm still in the middle of organizing my files to make room for the needed software for programming it is taking me more time then should be necessary.
I did manage to get two satellites a few years back, thanks to @travelingcrafter and her husband. Aside from wanting to know how the LNB works, I also need to re-cable them.
Anyway. If you wanna know more, IPFS news letter can be signed up for by scrolling to the bottom of the first link page or by going to the Blog And News page
Last but not least I saw a tweet sometime last month where IPFS has joined BlueSky.
All of this is fascinating stuff and I can't wait to learn more about what they are working on.
If course if I have any readers interested in my IPFS project and would love to help me out in ANY way I would be greatful.