very very much agree, @cft! Yet again we have been depending on pubs for forever now and while I also see their value, at least uptime wise, I'd prefer to get more direct without betting on single overlay-network, like tor or cjdns, just moving the problem to another service and requiring everyone to use it.
Didn't you bring up IP over avian carrier in Berlin? A relay/tunnel for ephemral logs than can tolerate reasonable latency would be really rad, I think. Since that's what next-gen mixnets like katzenpost will introduce most likely from what i've heard.
Awfuly kind words, @andre.. Was very nice watching over your shoulder. I really like sharing insights, gauging how other perceive dealing with stuff like pull-stream backtraces (which I really don't if that wasn't apparent ) and was gald to still be helpful on an abstract level.
This thing (even if it was just the two of us) very much felt like something we discussed on the final installment of our faerie ring calls.. I proposed keeping a semi-regular meetup-ish thing but adding a spin to it so that it doesn't feel so bad when you can't make it to one but also maybe making it a bit more public... I think I even proposed it in public here before. I think what I want is an online art~hack-ish thing. Something like a night at a pub where you have some time to get together, can see how everyone is feeling and also have some room/time to tinker with what you are working on or help others with their stuff... yea... idk.. long way of saying, wouldn't mind doing this again..
The rooms proposal and tunnel stuff reminded me that I still wanted to write this up since this could tick so many boxes at once...!
Apart from being able to create multiple network configs and test that the default picking works as intended (think multiple private addresses (wifi and lan), only localhost, etc.) we can also employ this technique to create three bots and make two of them share a network while the other two can't directly dial each other, making it a perfect testbed for tunnel stuff!
Yup, that is very true, @mikey. CG-NATs are also becoming more wide-spread in Germany, especially with lower-end providers who don't want to invest into v4 addresses. AFAIK this only affects IPv4, though.
Waiting/switching for v6 might be a red herring, though, also because the adoption is still abysmal and you need both sides on it... So it's good to found out the details of this and if it can be worked around but it feels problematic because you will most likely share that address with lots of people, not just your flatmates, reducing the number of usable ports....
re v6 again: I've heard that lot's of mobile broadband ISPs shield their addresses spaces in the incoming direction. I once heard that v6 has way to many addresses to scan them all anyway butt it seems like the fear of don't expose end devices directly because ping of death might happen again is still a roaming around operators.
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