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

Ryan McGinnis ryan at
Mon Oct 12 16:08:50 CEST 2020

Probably a bit outside the scope of the list, but in my experience most
users underestimate the risks involved in running their own servers. 
Probably not anyone reading a GPG mailing list, but I only mention it
because of the discussion of no-ip and DDNS stuff -- usually only tools
used by non-commercial, non professional entities.  I run into this a
lot with people who buy cheap camera systems for their homes, put it on
the same LAN as everything else in the house,  open up port 80 right
into their NVR, give the default NVR user an easy password, and then
proceed to run that thing for years without ever patching the NVR server.

There are so many IP6 addresses available that everyone in the world
could be given a trillion of them to use and it wouldn't make an
appreciable dent in the total left available.  I suspect in the future
your NAT gateway will live in the cloud and every device will have it's
own static IP. 

On 10/11/20 2:56 AM, John A. Leuenhagen via Gnupg-users wrote:
> 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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