As of July 13, 2023, one of the four "public good" IPFS bootstrap nodes operated by Protocol Labs has been running rust-libp2p-server (opens new window) instead of Kubo (opens new window), which uses go-libp2p (opens new window). rust-libp2p-server is a thin wrapper around rust-libp2p (opens new window). We run both Kubo and rust-libp2p-server on IPFS bootstrap nodes to increase resilience. A bug or vulnerability is less likely to be in both Kubo and rust-libp2p-server than Kubo alone. In addition to increasing resilience we gain experience running large rust-libp2p based deployments on the IPFS network.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.ipfs.tech/2023-rust-libp2p-based-ipfs-bootstrap-node