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Public facing gateway and pinning #94

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Kolomona opened this issue Feb 4, 2016 · 9 comments

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commented Feb 4, 2016

If I have a public facing gateway and a person retrieves a file through it. Does the file get pinned into my gateway or does the data just pass through without getting pinned? Thanks

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commented Feb 4, 2016

Your gateway fetches and stores the data, but doesn't pin it. It gets removed with the next garbage collection run.

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commented Feb 4, 2016

Thank you for your answer.
Does this mean that if someone were to retrieve illegal content through my public gateway then my ipfs instance would be storing and serving the illegal content until it is garbage collected?

If this is true then it seems to be a potential liability issue.

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commented Feb 4, 2016

This is what you get running a public gateway. Either way someone could download illegal content from it which implies that this content would pass through your machine.

There are works to make opt-in badbits lists which would block illegal contented .

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commented Feb 4, 2016

Personally, I don't believe that intellectual property exists as an actual property right, but my opinion will not stop the "Department of Making you Sad" from throwing me into a cage for distributing so called intellectual property.

The opt-in list is a good idea to minimize legal liability for the users as well as the IPFS project itself. There are so many useful and legal services that can be made from a system like IPFS. I believe that IPFS is an amazing technology and I really want it to succeed.

If you are curious about why I believe the way I do then read:
https://mises.org/library/against-intellectual-property-0

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commented Mar 1, 2016

any guides on how to create public facing gateway? please!

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commented Apr 15, 2016

any guides on how to create public facing gateway? please!

I suppose you just install ipfs node and make nginx proxy to it, right?

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commented Apr 16, 2016

Yes, also enable garbage colection in config, I don't think it is enabled by default (or run it manually in cron/timer job once a day, few hours or something).

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commented Apr 16, 2016

Thanks. I've already done it with some other app, but encountered a problem with my ports. They just don't open, no matter what I do. But it's not a problem with IPFS, so it's OK)) Bye!

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