IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) is a distributed, peer-to-peer file storage and sharing system designed to make the web faster, safer, and more resilient. It is an open-source project that aims to address some of the limitations and centralization issues associated with traditional web protocols, like HTTP. IPFS works by leveraging a content-addressed, distributed file system, which means that files and other data are identified based on their cryptographic hash rather than their location on a specific server. This approach ensures that the content remains available even if a particular node goes offline, as multiple nodes can host the same content.
In the following chapters there are some examples how to use IPFS.
ipfs dht findpeer QmYtQ3iJi5RAQYxWJLts7xN1dRNK2n258QEXk4N1eLMZFM
Share encrypted files with IPFS
gpg --gen-key gpg --export --armor -email > pubkey.asc
share and import key
gpg --import pubkey.asc gpg --list-keys
share enrypted files
ipfs init gpg --encrypt --recipient "Mr Universum" 0xfab1.pdf ipfs add 0xfab1.pdf.gpg
get encrypted files
ipfs get QmYqSCWuzG8cYo4MFQzqKcC14ct4ybAWyrAc9qzdJaFYTL gpg --decrypt QmYqSCWUZg8Cyo4MFQzqKcC14ct4ybAWyrAc9qzdJaFYTL > 0xfab1.pdf
With Fleek you get a fleek adress, the IPFS address and I added a CNAME to make it easy to reach:
Here is a list of public gateways: https://ipfs.github.io/public-gateway-checker/