With Spork v1.3.1 we've added the
beam command: an encrypted, networked pipe using Mafintosh's hyperbeam module.
$ npm install -g @atek-cloud/spork
Beam is very simple to use. On the first device, you'd run something like:
$ echo "SPORK POWERS!" | spork beam
This will output instructions for completing the pipe:
▶ Run the following command to connect:▶▶ spork beam upxtbzbcqvzlleo3vn4r3swfepk4nr7qerfksotlmssuttllxwhq▶▶ To restart this side of the pipe with the same key add -r to the above▶ Joined the DHT - remote address is XXX
On the second device, you'll enter:
$ spork beam upxtbzbcqvzlleo3vn4r3swfepk4nr7qerfksotlmssuttllxwhq
And soon you'll see:
▶ Connecting pipe...▶ Joined the DHT - remote address is XXX▶ Success! Encrypted tunnel established to remote peerSPORK POWERS!
Tada! Spork powers, activated.
Beam is quite good for sending files around:
# device 1$ cat secrets.txt | spork beam # device 2$ spork beam $THE_KEY > secrets.txt
All the instructions are written to stderr, so there's no worry that they'll pollute your file.
The pipe is bidirectional, so you can send data from either device or both at the same time.
# device 1$ echo "Hi there" | spork beam # device 2$ echo "And hello to you sir" | spork beam $THE_KEY
In fact, you can get a mini chat program going by running
cat with no parameters so it reads from stdin:
# device 1$ cat | spork beam # device 2$ cat | spork beam $THE_KEY # chat away!
Hop on the Hypercore Protocol Discord if you want to dig more into the work they're doing.