One of the main reasons we don’t have a truly decentralised internet is actually really simple: it’s the fact that providers globally don’t give us symmetric upload/download speeds and fixed IP addresses at home. Kills decentralisation at the root. 1/2

For me a fixed IP address and symmetric upload/download speeds for domestic internet connections are the forgotten part of #NetNeutrality , killed by brutal „IP“ lobbyism since the 1990s. 2/2

@jwildeboer fixed IP also makes tracking easier. Personally, I'm fine with changing IPs and DynDNS.

@claudius @jwildeboer this is actually not true. You wouldn't need to use the same IP for browsing, just for surfing. For browsing you would use temporary addresses. The static IP would just be there for the services you want to access from the internet.

@tuxflo @jwildeboer honest question: how would I do that? Second IP that's random? VPN? And what's your distinction of surfing and browsing?

@claudius @jwildeboer Ipv6 has the concept of temporary addresses already built in. So no need for hacky workarounds.


@tuxflo @jwildeboer But wouldn't I get something like a /64 network that would still be enough to identify me? I have to admit that I am not very fluent in IPv6, yet.

@claudius @jwildeboer hmmm tracking by the host part/prefix is indeed possible. But I don't know if those are "fine enough" for the trackers since behind one prefix lots of different clients can be located.

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