Unable to retrieve files via ipfs.io gateway

From @mrali2h on Wed May 11 2016 13:01:08 GMT+0000 (UTC)

I have installed IPFS correctly, but i am unable to retrieve files from ipfs.io gateway or any other gateway it take too much time.

When i use ipfs.pics the gateway fetches files immediately.

The server just sits with a 'Waiting for ipfs.io" message.

Not sure where to start debugging my problem.

Copied from original issue: https://github.com/ipfs/support/issues/26

From @mrali2h on Wed May 11 2016 13:03:10 GMT+0000 (UTC)

i am running the same version as gateway i.e: 0.4.1

From @lgierth on Wed May 11 2016 19:05:53 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Hey, we’ll need a bit more info:

  • how are you adding the files?
  • does it work with v03x.ipfs.io or v04x.ipfs.io?
  • if you didn’t add them via your own daemon, but instead e.g. via ipfs.pics – can you still get them via your local gateway at localhost:8080?

From @mrali2h on Wed May 11 2016 20:25:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)

i am working on an ipfs application, i added the file using cli and also http api, when i try to fetch the file gateway just sits with a 'Waiting for ipfs.io" message.

it doesn’t works with both v03x.ipfs.io and v04x.ipfs.io

but if i add a file through ipfs.pics then i can fetch the file through ipfs gateway and local gateway as well.

I had the same problem.

It turns out that the default included setup instructions aren’t up to date, and you need to run (and keep running)
ipfs daemon

for it to work