# Lotus: import data from IPFS

This guide will show you how to use Lotus to directly add IPFS-hosted data to the Filecoin network.

Lotus supports making deals with data stored in IPFS (opens new window), without having to re-import it into lotus.

To enable this integration, you need to have an IPFS daemon running in the background (opens new window).

Then, open up ~/.lotus/config.toml (or if you manually set $LOTUS_PATH, look under that directory) and look for the Client field, and set UseIpfs to true.

UseIpfs = true

After restarting the lotus daemon, you should be able to make deals with data in your IPFS node:

$ ipfs add -r SomeData
$ ./lotus client deal QmSomeData t01000 0.0000000001 80000