We have merged some changes that should make retrieving content with Helia much more reliable.
Main tracking issue is Update Helia to fallback to trustless HTTP gateways · Issue #274 · ipfs/helia · GitHub and this is a part of [🏆 Golden path scenario] Browsers can reliably retrieve content from any modern Kubo node providing content · Issue #255 · ipfs/helia · GitHub
Please try out the
@next version of helia by running
npm install --save helia@next and let us know if you still have trouble when
fs.cating or otherwise retrieving IPFS content using Helia!