# Observe peers

Included in IPFS are a useful set of commands to aid in observing the network.

See who you're directly connected to:

ipfs swarm peers

Manually connect to a specific peer. If the peer below doesn't work, choose one from the output of ipfs swarm peers.

> ipfs swarm connect /dnsaddr/bootstrap.libp2p.io/p2p/QmNnooDu7bfjPFoTZYxMNLWUQJyrVwtbZg5gBMjTezGAJN

Search for a given peer on the network:

> ipfs dht findpeer QmNnooDu7bfjPFoTZYxMNLWUQJyrVwtbZg5gBMjTezGAJN