From @kevinsimper on Mon Aug 15 2016 00:08:50 GMT+0000 (UTC)
I wondered a lot why there were no articles about distributing files with ipfs hence the whole websites talks about in abstract.
I imagine that it is pretty difficult for newcomers to come all the way to this git repo
Could there be an article about “pinning” be added that don’t have pinning as the headline? Then I think more people would understand IPFS, since without pinning the file really only exist on one machine.
I know this article, but as I am totally new to IPFS, this article does not really help me with my problem. How do I distribute a 5 GB video file, so it is not only on my machine?
Btw. ipfs is awesome, now just 20 minutes into it!
Copied from original issue: https://github.com/ipfs/faq/issues/160
From @kevinsimper on Mon Aug 15 2016 01:39:35 GMT+0000 (UTC)
I now read a lot more about it and even tried
ipfs mount and it is still totally awesome, but I also understand that it is not as simple as to just synchronize two folders!
But maybe it should just say that: it is not easy synchronizing folders!
From @whyrusleeping on Thu Aug 18 2016 05:03:41 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Hey @kevinsimper, glad to hear youre enjoying ipfs
Some reading that might help here:
From @RichardLitt on Tue Aug 30 2016 14:02:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)
@kevinsimper We’re working on exactly this, too - making tutorials that explain pinning. We’ll update when we have some. cc @flyingzumwalt
From @flyingzumwalt on Tue Aug 30 2016 14:41:58 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Yeah. #47 is the best explanation at the moment, though it rambles a bit and has a confusing title. I’m working on a new set of tutorials that will cover pinning as part of the Files on IPFS tutorial but, alas, at the moment it’s just stubbed out I will be filling in all of these lessons over the coming weeks.
From @flyingzumwalt on Tue Aug 30 2016 14:48:40 GMT+0000 (UTC)
I’ve created a ticket to track this work so you can follow along. See ipfs/community#163 and the associated milestone