Five volunteers needed (EU .... Are you sure that this is really advantageous?

John A. Leuenhagen john+gnupg-users at
Sun Oct 11 09:56:08 CEST 2020

On Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 09:48:37AM +0200, Stefan Claas wrote:
> John A. Leuenhagen via Gnupg-users wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 08, 2020 at 12:27:24AM +0200, Stefan Claas wrote:
> > > Regarding the Internet as of today and Al Gores vision and the Internet
> > > commerce etc.
> > > 
> > > I always wondered why it is not possible for me and probably many other
> > > people to not get a *static* IPv6 address additionally when you sign up
> > > as private individual at an ISP of your choice?
> > > 
> > > People could use as usual still common IPv4 for their regular surfing etc.
> > > but had then the ability, with a static IPv6 address to run their own
> > > email server and other services from home with a little Raspberry Pi etc.,
> > > without purchasing a VPS plan, thus one would only need to register a
> > > domain of choice and the records management could also bee done a) with
> > > the Domain Registrar or your local ISP, instead of the VPS hosting provider.
> > 
> > Certainly it would be preferable to have a static IPv6 address for that
> > sort of thing, but it's still quite simple to run services from home by
> > using dynamic DNS. I'm able to have ddclient run on my router, which
> > will inform my DNS provider (Cloudflare) of any changes to my dynamic
> > IPv4 address. Sure, during the occasional change to my address, my
> > services might go down for a minute or two. For me at least, that's not
> > the end of the world.
> Well, yes and no. I run many years ago with a dynamic IP address services
> too and had a domain with But nowadays if you like to run a mail
> server you will need a static IP address, because if it would be dynamic
> your are considered as spammer, due to black listing of dynamic IP address
> ranges.
That is true, you definitely need a static IP address to run a mail
server. For many other things though, I've managed to get by with a
dynamic address.

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