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 /ip4/

Search for a given peer on the network:

ipfs dht findpeer QmSoLnSGccFuZQJzRadHn95W2CrSFmZuTdDWP8HXaHca9z

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