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Published: Nov 7, 2023 License: MIT Imports: 8 Imported by: 835



Package host provides the core Host interface for libp2p.

Host represents a single libp2p node in a peer-to-peer network.



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func InfoFromHost

func InfoFromHost(h Host) *peer.AddrInfo

InfoFromHost returns a peer.AddrInfo struct with the Host's ID and all of its Addrs.


type Host

type Host interface {
	// ID returns the (local) peer.ID associated with this Host
	ID() peer.ID

	// Peerstore returns the Host's repository of Peer Addresses and Keys.
	Peerstore() peerstore.Peerstore

	// Returns the listen addresses of the Host
	Addrs() []ma.Multiaddr

	// Networks returns the Network interface of the Host
	Network() network.Network

	// Mux returns the Mux multiplexing incoming streams to protocol handlers
	Mux() protocol.Switch

	// Connect ensures there is a connection between this host and the peer with
	// given peer.ID. Connect will absorb the addresses in pi into its internal
	// peerstore. If there is not an active connection, Connect will issue a
	// h.Network.Dial, and block until a connection is open, or an error is
	// returned. // TODO: Relay + NAT.
	Connect(ctx context.Context, pi peer.AddrInfo) error

	// SetStreamHandler sets the protocol handler on the Host's Mux.
	// This is equivalent to:
	//   host.Mux().SetHandler(proto, handler)
	// (Thread-safe)
	SetStreamHandler(pid protocol.ID, handler network.StreamHandler)

	// SetStreamHandlerMatch sets the protocol handler on the Host's Mux
	// using a matching function for protocol selection.
	SetStreamHandlerMatch(protocol.ID, func(protocol.ID) bool, network.StreamHandler)

	// RemoveStreamHandler removes a handler on the mux that was set by
	// SetStreamHandler
	RemoveStreamHandler(pid protocol.ID)

	// NewStream opens a new stream to given peer p, and writes a p2p/protocol
	// header with given ProtocolID. If there is no connection to p, attempts
	// to create one. If ProtocolID is "", writes no header.
	// (Thread-safe)
	NewStream(ctx context.Context, p peer.ID, pids ...protocol.ID) (network.Stream, error)

	// Close shuts down the host, its Network, and services.
	Close() error

	// ConnManager returns this hosts connection manager
	ConnManager() connmgr.ConnManager

	// EventBus returns the hosts eventbus
	EventBus() event.Bus

Host is an object participating in a p2p network, which implements protocols or provides services. It handles requests like a Server, and issues requests like a Client. It is called Host because it is both Server and Client (and Peer may be confusing).

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