Winden: magic-wormhole for the Web
November 23, 2022
Any work that I happen to do on magic-wormhole is usually done on either of the Python servers, the client, or protocol specification.
Least Authority are running their own “mailbox” and “transit relay” servers. So, by default the
wormhole CLI client doesn’t work out of the box.
The servers are:
- mailbox URL:
- transit relay:
Because of browser limitations, the Winden client will always use its transit relay (via WebSockets) to send data. The transit-relay that Least Authority is running supports both TCP and WebSockets (including mixing and matching) so it can inter-operate with the standard Python client.
I drop in an alias like this:
alias winden="~/dot-files/venv/bin/wormhole --relay-url wss://mailbox.mw.leastauthority.com/v1 --transit-helper tcp:relay.mw.leastauthority.com:4001"
Now I can do
winden receive <the code> to receive files from a Web client.
Note that Winden only supports sending files, not text-messages.