Rarbg on IPFS

The article introduces a new decentralized application to query the complete dump of RARBG hosted on IPFS in a fully decentralized manner. Latency can be higher than usual, especially on the first use, and search rate-limiting by gateways might cause some consecutive searches to fail. The article suggests using Brave or Opera for browsers with built-in IPFS support, or adding an IPFS Companion extension to Firefox or Chrome, and installing IPFS Desktop. The application’s SQLite compiled into WebAssembly fetches pages of the database hosted on IPFS through HTTP range requests and evaluates queries in browsers. Lastly, the article offers users an option to download the page to search locally and even copy it on a USB drive or burn it on a CD.


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