Reposted from https://github.com/ipfs/faq/issues/258
Since Filecoin isn’t running yet, and a public gateway requires you to persuade users to use your HTTP(S) address.
What is a good way to configure your node to actively try and reinforce the IPFS network?
Or is there a dedicated utility for this?
I have a few TB of fault-tolerant disk space to spare on a prototyping server of mine with a 100/100mbit connection. Once it’s there it would be great to run Filecoin on that. But for the time being I’d like it to simply help out the network the best way it can.
What I presume would be needed:
- Start discovering data appearing in want lists, and hoard it to fill up those TBs without pinning (which I hope would automatically strike a balance between rare and popular hashes since those will show up either longer or most often).
- Set a more lenient ratio for peer reputation.
- Rate limit how much data you slurp from peers so you don’t saturate their bandwidth and make the network perform worse instead of better.
- Make the garbage collection as lazy as possible, preserving the largest have list we can fit on remaining disk space.