Brave IPFS integration slows internet connection to a crawl

Description of the issue: Whenever I use the Brave IPFS integration on any mode except “Gateway”, it seems to slow my internet connection to a crawl at random points, almost as if I’m getting swarmed by peers suddenly connecting to me. It would make sense if this only happened at startup but this happens randomly when I have it all enabled. I do also have the IPFS companion extension (yes, I tried disabling it too, no dice) which likewise says that I sometimes have over 100 people connected to me, which makes me think this is a bandwidth thing.

I’d like to figure out if there’s a way to reduce/limit bandwidth or anything else that I can do to remove this problem because I’d love to not just be a leech but to contribute to IPFS… but I won’t do that if it makes the internet unusable for me.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Enable IPFS and set to “Brave local IPFS node”
  2. Wait for random connection slowdown that doesn’t register in Task Manager

Brave Version( check About Brave): 1.52.129

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