How do I use an IPFS gateway?


How do I use an IPFS gateway?

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Content stored on IPFS can be accessed by using an IPFS gateway. Gateways are used to provide workarounds for applications that don’t natively support IPFS. An IPFS gateway can be local, private, or public, and uses the IPFS content ID to provide a URL link to the content for access to the stored content. Filebase's native IPFS gateway is as follows:{CID}

The Filebase Public IPFS Gateway has an effective rate limit of 200 RPM (requests per minute).

All content stored on IPFS through Filebase can be accessed through the Filebase gateway with faster response times than accessing the content through any other gateway. This is because the Filebase gateway is peered with our IPFS nodes. The Filebase gateway is also peered with the IPFS gateways of other pinning services.

IPFS HTTP gateways use the HTTP protocol to serve content hosted on the IPFS network, bridging the gap between the two different protocols. This means you can access content on IPFS through its IPFS CID in situations such as code snippets or applications that support HTTP, which most do. Simply put, a gateway is an IPFS peer that accepts HTTP requests for IPFS CIDs.