From @jbenet on Tue Sep 29 2015 06:50:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
IPFS uses a set of discovery protocols to achieve this. These are pluggable, configurable, optional, and so on. For example, go-ipfs ships with:
- Bootstrap Lists to start with an initial set of peers. (configurable)
- mDNS to discover peers in local area networks.
- DHT random walk to learn about more peers in the network
More will come