go-ipfs 0.3.x network shutdown on July 14th

by Lars Gierth on 2016-07-09

The 0.4.x (v04x) series of go-ipfs has brought plenty of useful features, and it has been a great success for the whole IPFS community.

As we're getting closer to the release of go-ipfs 0.4.3, we're also getting closer to ceasing the remaining support that we've given to the 0.3.x (v03x) series of go-ipfs. It's been a good while since we last reminded everyone that the v03x network will be discontinued, and we want to use this opportunity to make sure that nobody is taken by surprise.

We'll be shutting down the v03x bootstrappers and gateways on Thursday, July 14th. After this date, with go-ipfs 0.3.x:

  • The bootstrap nodes configured by default will no longer allow you to connect.
  • The public HTTP-to-IPFS gateway at ipfs.io will no longer be able to access data from v03x networks.

We ask you to update to the latest 0.4.x version, available through dist.ipfs.io. If you can't update just yet, you can still connect your v03x nodes to each other by using the ipfs bootstrap or ipfs swarm connect commands.