IPFS Peer abstraction Node.js implementation
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js-peer-info

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A PeerInfo object contains information about a PeerID and its multiaddrs. This module is used by IPFS and libp2p.

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Installation

npm

> npm i peer-info

Node.JS, Browserify, Webpack

const PeerInfo = require('peer-info')

Browser: <script> Tag

Loading this module through a script tag will make the PeerInfo obj available in the global namespace.

<script src="https://unpkg.com/peer-info/dist/index.min.js"></script>
<!-- OR -->
<script src="https://unpkg.com/peer-info/dist/index.js"></script>

Usage

const PeerInfo = require('peer-info')
const multiaddr = require('multiaddr')

const peer = new PeerInfo()

// TCP port 5001
peer.multiaddr.add(multiaddr('/ip4/1.2.3.4/tcp/5001'))

// UDP port 8001
peer.multiaddr.add(multiaddr('/ip4/1.2.3.4/udp/8001'))

// mic/speaker soundwaves using frequencies 697 and 1209
peer.multiaddr.add(multiaddr('/sonic/bfsk/697/1209'))

API

const PeerInfo = require('peer-info')

PeerInfo.create([id, ] callback)

  • id: PeerID, optional
  • callback: Function

Creates a new PeerInfo instance and if no id is passed it generates a new underlying PeerID for it.

new PeerInfo(id)

  • id: PeerID

Creates a new PeerInfo instance from an existing PeerID.

multiaddrs

A list of multiaddresses instances that peer can be reached at.

multiaddr.add(addr)

  • addr: Multiaddr

Adds a new multiaddress that peer can be reached at. addr is an instance of a multiaddr.

multiaddr.addSafe(addr)

  • addr: Multiaddr

The addSafe call, in comparison to add, will only add the multiaddr to multiaddrs if the same multiaddr tries to be added twice.

This is a simple mechanism to prevent multiaddrs from becoming bloated with unusable addresses, which happens when we exchange observed multiaddrs with peers which will not provide a useful multiaddr to be shared to the rest of the network (e.g. a multiaddr referring to a peer inside a LAN being shared to the outside world).

multiaddr.rm(addr)

  • addr: Multiaddr

Removes a multiaddress instance addr from peer.

multiaddr.replace(existing, fresh)

  • existing: Multiaddr
  • fresh: Multiaddr

Removes the array of multiaddresses existing from peer, and adds the array of multiaddresses fresh.

Contribute

PRs accepted.

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License

MIT © David Dias