What is Skynet? Skynet is a decentralized storage platform that leverages the Sia network. This technology is built for high availability, scalability, and easy file sharing.
What is a Skylink? Every file uploaded to Skynet returns something called a Skylink. You can think of it as a unique content identifier, very similar to an IPFS content ID or hash.
When a file is uploaded to a Filebase Skynet bucket, a Skylink is generated and returned to the user. This link can be used to retrieve the file through any Skynet Portal within the Sia ecosystem. These portals serve as decentralized access points into the Sia network. Skylinks can also be shared with others, similar to public URL link-sharing, and those users can also access this content through a decentralized portal as well. Running your own portal is an option too. How do I access Skynet on Filebase? Simply navigate to your Dashboard Console, create a new bucket and choose the Skynet option.
Skylinks are public by default. This is a native property of Skynet itself. As a result, all files uploaded to Skynet buckets are publicly accessible. We hope to improve upon this in the future.
Once you've uploaded data into a Skynet bucket, it goes into our backend data pipeline, where it gets uploaded directly to Skynet. After a few seconds, a Skylink will appear on the object overview page. The object can then be viewed via a Filebase S3 compatible object URL, or from any Skynet portal using the Skylink.