IPFS companion proxy in web worker?

Hey folks,

I was wondering if there was a way to have the window.ipfs IPFS API proxy available in a web worker?
Instead of just the main thread.

Somewhat related, do most people run the IPFS API on port 5001?
I might skip window.ipfs integration all together if that’s the case, although I don’t know if that’s a good idea.


WebExtensions are unable to inject scripts into workers, so unless you add some code to your page to proxy window.ipfs from the main page to worker via ipfs-postmsg-proxy, it won’t work.

Related issue with more on this very topic:

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Thanks @lidel!
I somehow missed that Github issue, really helpful summary of the current state of things :raised_hands: