How to use deal filters
Your use case might demand very precise and dynamic control over a combination of deal parameters.
Lotus provides two IPC hooks allowing you to name a command to execute for every deal before the miner accepts it:
Filterfor storage deals.
RetrievalFilterfor retrieval deals.
The executed command receives a JSON representation of the deal parameters on standard input, and upon completion, its exit code is interpreted as:
0: success, proceed with the deal.
non-0: failure, reject the deal.
The most trivial filter rejecting any retrieval deal would be something like:
RetrievalFilter = "/bin/false".
/bin/falseis binary that immediately exits with a code of
This Perl script lets the miner deny specific clients and only accept deals that are set to start relatively soon.
You can also use a third party content policy framework like
bitscreenby Murmuration Labs:
# grab filter program
go get -u -v github.com/Murmuration-Labs/bitscreen
# add it to both filters
Filter = "/path/to/go/bin/bitscreen"
RetrievalFilter = "/path/to/go/bin/bitscreen"