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  1. May 2023
    1. IPFS can open up to 1000 connections by default and suck up all your bandwidth – and that’s just for exchanging keys with other DHT peers.

      imho, the main problem with IPFS is that it does DHT over TCP, which is crazy-inefficient, compared to bittorrent, which does DHT over UDP, which "just works"

      one reason for DHT over TCP is to make this work in a web browser, which does not support UDP. so instead of teaching web browsers to talk UDP, IPFS took the simple route of "lets take bittorrent and run DHT over TCP"

      IPFS is obsolete, many goals of IPFS can be achieved with bittorrent v2

      generally, treating web browsers as the main target platform (and thus inheriting their limitations) is a bad idea, equally stupid as the "lets run everything in javascript/WASM" idea

  2. May 2022
  3. Aug 2019