I’m having a problem with the big picture here with regards to permissions and access. I at first assumed Solid allowed sharing via some P2P type protocol, like IPFS, but the instructions at https://solid.inrupt.com/docs/installing-running-nss suggest a domain name is needed.
But then the instructions at https://github.com/solid/node-solid-server#install counter that and suggest that, indeed, a server can be set up without a domain name.
I’m not a coder. I built and ran servers a long time ago, but only understand Apache, and Linux servers for DNS, proxy, FTP, I write HTML and CSS, some PHP, etc., but that’s it.
I’d like to set up a Solid server, but will it require a domain to actually allow access to files? I’m thinking not, but could use some clarification.
This is a big conceptual question for me too. Assuming no domain name is needed to share one’s stuff via Solid, then I can see mass adoption happening very quickly via WYSIWYG clients for locally running ‘servers’.
And please be kind. I’m a card carrying member of the AARP.