So I have just spent an hour or so reading through all the IPFS website for the 1st time and watched the video promoted on the homepage, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=506&v=8CMxDNuuAiQ.
I think I have a crude understanding of what IPFS is, but my mind works with maps and pictures so i put together a simple draw.io map. The top picture is accessing the network via the ipfs gateway and the latter accessing the ifps network directly… would somone be able to say if I have understood this correctly?
I know the flow could better be illustrated in a swimlane chart, but is this essentially correct?
And if the above is correct, how can one advertise a website using more human friendly urls without a hash?
In addition to this, the only way a local machine could learn the ip of a node on the network would be via the main gateway?