Can we setup a private network using IPFS?

In enreprise-focused application we need to setup a private network,
is it possible using IPFS?

hi maroodb

yes in config you can choose bootstrap node and swarm peers also


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@josselinchevalay got it half right. you could technically change the bootstrap nodes to other nodes in the network, and disable the connection to the IPFS swarm by changing the "Addresses": { "Swarm": [...] section and Bootstrap section respectively. i also believe you need to disable ports 5001 and 4001, as well as UPnP on your router so that IPFS does not connect to the rest of the world.

Documentation on setting up an IPFS private network is here: