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 Is fixed ip a problem where you live?

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@sigaard @jwildeboer

here in UK you have to get a business grade connection and pay a small amount extra for it. But with a lot of UK home ISP connections they actively discourage running servers from there, some ISPs even forbid it in conditions of service (not sure how much its enforced), but dynamic IPs traffic shaping and sometimes locked down routers make it difficult anyway...

@vfrmedia Here in the states, we also have to get business accounts that cost extra.

@sigaard @jwildeboer

In the Philippines, almost everyone is behind CGNAT, so that locks out almost everyone from hosting servers from their homes.

this fedi instance i'm on is selfhosted, but i had to use a reverse ssh proxy to do that, not the kind of thing we want if we need more people to selfhost.

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