Intergalactic is a client-side gateway to the IPFS distributed web. After the initial page load and bootstrapping, it pulls content from IPFS peers entirely in your browser.
Intergalactic brings the distributed web to anyone with a web browser. Web developers and content producers, simply publish your content through IPFS, and then bring it to your users with Intergalactic. All without downloads, software installation, or running IPFS yourself.
How It Works
Additionally, Intergalactic treats each IPFS base hash as its own separate origin. This helps avoid cross-site request forgery among IPFS pages, even if they're all served on the same domain.
First, run the following from your copy of Intergalactic's source code:
Then, enter a URL like
http://localhost:3000/ipfs/<hash> into your web
<hash> is the IPFS hash of some content on the network.
If the corresponding content is loadable, it will load and render in your browser.
Open your browser's web console to see what's going on and debug any issues loading content.
So far, this is only tested in Firefox 57 on Linux. If you have success or issues on other browsers, please let me know.