The potential demise of the services reminds me again that the success of federated networks depends on reliable instances, and avoiding re-centralization requires more instances, not bigger ones. This means server-side software needs to be as easy as possible to set up and maintain, and we need easy access to ways for people to learn how to host servers.

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It seems to me that what would make a huge difference would be if someone like @PINE64 would sell a reasonably priced router with enough power and storage to be a basic family server with @yunohost pre-installed. Just plug it in, set your ISP modem to pass through and you have a working server. It could automatically open the right ports, use the new auto dns setup. Referral fees from in device domain purchases through a privacy friendly registrar could help fund.

Easy is a must here.

Not everbody has a public IP Adress. It would be cool, if there would be a privacy friendly cheap service the homeserver could connect to via wireguard VPN, so the homeserver would get a real IP adress.

@linus I'm not sure if by "public IP address" you mean static IP address, in which case, you are definitely correct. I personally don't have a static IP address. I need to install ddclient to regularly update my dynamic IP address. Once again, this should be something setup and executed automatically, which is entirely possible.

@Blort @linus I think he means public IP address. Some ISPs are doing carrier-grade NAT (CGNAT) where customers only get internal IP addresses, and the ISP's NAT has a pool of public IP addresses shared by hundreds, if not thousands, of customers.


@bortzmeyer @Blort @linus if full DualStack, then yes.
If DualStack-lite, then no.

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