I very recently started using ipfs, pretty much for file sharing purposes, but im having a hard time accessing my own files through the public gateway (https://ipfs.io/ipfs/$hash) .
I went through the basic installation process, and opened the 4001,5001,8080 ports (TCP only) on my router, and i left UPnP disabled.
Opening the ports was not enough for me to access my files, so i searched around a bit and i thought maybe the issue could be resolved by changing the API and Gateway addresses from 127.0.0.1 to 0.0.0.0 so they wouldn’t listen only to connections from my local ip, but that did not resolve the issue. And this is where im currently at.
I have a simple test file at https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmbsrZTi6sFhQT5VNMEx69Pt5nuLKyYrS5YXEJ119oiQVk that not even im able to access. I am able to retrieve this file doing the following:
ipfs get QmbsrZTi6sFhQT5VNMEx69Pt5nuLKyYrS5YXEJ119oiQVk
though i have no idea if other people can successfully retrieve it the same way, and even if they can, the public gateway is what interests me the most. If anyone could help me solve this issue i would be very grateful. ( I am running the same version as the gateway, 0.4.18)