DISCLAIMER: This project is in Beta stage and hugely unstable. Installation without docker is not guaranteed to succeed. Use at your own risk
PinCoop is a set of API endpoints and WebUI for adding public daemons, retrieve a list of all of them and to add hashes to be pinned on those public daemons.
The goal is to provide a starting point for openly share hashes of interest, on a large set of open daemons contributed by the community.
IPFS works the way that the more hosts pin a hash, the more resilient that hash becomes. By providing a starting point for open hosting of these hashes, I hope that we can share more resources with each others.
All in a very open and transparent way.
There are mainly three ways you can contribute.
- Donate money to people willing to hosts node. As project owner, I'm willing to host nodes in a location of your chosing, and manage the node for use in PinCoop. Donate via Bitcoin
firstname.lastname@example.org open an issue about your donation, so I can tell you the progress of setting up the node for PinCoop.
- You can manage your own node and copy-paste the public multiaddr directly in http://pincoop.xyz/nodes/add. You'll need to set the API config in ~/.ipfs/config to listen to 0.0.0.0. Better security will come in the future.
- Third way of contributing is to help with the software behind PinCoop. There are two parts, the backend that does polling of the nodes and sends API requests to the connected nodes, and the frontend which is a redux application.
Easiest is to use docker to run PinCoop in your own network.
docker pull victorbjelkholm/pincoop
docker run -d -p your_port:3000 victorbjelkholm/pincoop
your_port with the port you want the WebUI to be available on.
It'll take a few seconds for the server to boot after running
docker run, so
just hang tight for a while before loading...
Some screenshots on how it looks currently
Adding a node
Returns a list of currently added daemons with
alive status, list of hashes
that will be pinned and hashes that been pinned before
Adds a new daemon to the list of daemons. The endpoint accepts JSON only, be sure
to include the
multiaddr attribute on the root object. Returned is the created
daemon in the API.
Pins a new hash. This is an asynchronous operation, it always return true. Use
GET /daemons or
GET /pin/:hash to see the status of that pinning operation
See the status of a current pinning, made from
- Clone the repository into your local/remote machine
- Done! Now the API+Frontend is running on
PORTfrom environment variables or if that is not set, port 3000
The stack is as follows:
- Express + middlewares for handling API requests
- node-ipfs-api for handling requests to the daemons added to the service
- Redux+React+Webpack for the frontend
A local daemon is always added on startup! Don't worry if you're not running a daemon where the API is deployed, it'll soon be removed if it's not up.
You want to contribute to the API/Server/Daemon logic? Take a look in the
You want to make the frontend a bit nicer and more sense-looking? Take a look in
Makes sense? No? Change it and send a PR :)
You can contribute in a number of ways. Either, add your own public daemon to the service, so other people can pin content on your daemon, or, take a look at the issues in this repository and see if it's something you can fix. If you already looked at the code or used the service, open a new issue for everything that looks weird (I bet some parts are filled with weird stuff!). If someone is asking something you know, please answer them! This is a project we do together, so feel free to basically do whatever you want.
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Copyright (c) 2015 Victor Bjelkholm
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