Wayback relies on the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) as an upstream service to store complete web pages, including all related assets like JavaScript, CSS, and fonts. This allows for seamless playback of archived web pages, ensuring that the user experience is identical to the original site.

You can enable or disable this feature using the --ip flag or the WAYBACK_ENABLE_IP environment variable, which is enabled by default.

The code for wayback's implementation of the IPFS integration can be found in the wabarc/rivet repository.

Last update: April 14, 2023
Created: March 7, 2023