Frequently asked questions about Boost
Is there a way to stop
boostddaemon? You can use the regular Unix OS signals
Is Boost compatible with the Lotus client? Can a client use
lotus client dealto send a deal to Boost storage providers or do they have to use the boost client? Yes, boost should work with any client given it supports the storage market protocol / default standard of Filecoin network today.
Does Boost provide retrieval functionality? Yes, Boost provides 3 protocols for retrievals as of now. By default, Boost has Graphsync retrieval enabled. SPs can run Bitswap and HTTP retrievals by running
Does Boost client have retreival functionality? Yes, Boost client supports retrieval over graphsync protocol. But we highly recommend, using
Lassieclient for Filecoin/IPFS retrievals.
Can Boost make verified deals? Yes, payments for deals can be made either from a regular wallet, or from DataCap. Deals that are paid for with DataCap are called
Can I run both Boost and markets at the same time? Boost replaces the legacy markets process. See Migrate a Lotus markets service process to Boost