Can my Storage Node's IP be discovered by others?

I’m not a fan of exposing my IP through port forwards. I use reverse proxies and Cloudflare proxy DNS for everything else I host on my server. I can’t seem to get QUIC to work through my current setup without turning off Cloudflare’s proxy function. Unfortunately, this exposes my IP.

I’m not a front-end Storj user so I’m unclear what interfaces/APIs are available to the public. Is my IP secure from others? Or is this more like a torrent type thing where by jumping in the pool everyone can see who I am?

Yeah, pretty much this. Well, not “who I am”, but each customer can so far easily map all IPs with nodes that still have free space and recognize their vetting status by just trying to upload to the network enough data.

Bummer, that’s a huge turn off. Might have to dig deeper to figure out how to get a regular or reverse proxy to work.

Proxying this data through the cloud may have the risk of high cost. You could roll your own at a provider that is liberal with data limits.

Cloudflare won’t let you get away with big data on the free tier. I’ve tried with some other projects. Unless i was doing something wrong, it seemed like they’d cut the link if they noticed lots of bandwidth.

Yes, considering the VPN route now.

Any informed guesses on how much they will tolerate on the free tier? 100GB? 50GB? 500GB? Just curious.

It doesnt really matter you cant forward TCP/UDP with cloudflare free anyways only http/https and its only a few ports they do it on. And you need enterprise account to be able to forward TCP/UDP ports.

also, if you consider obfuscating the traffic all into https with a reverse proxy or such, it seems like that also gets shot down really quick. I’m not sure how they capture it, but it’s doing a great job at not allowing larger and consistent transfers, other than the simple web page or two.

Linode in USA is pretty generous with Bandwidth. 1TB on $5/mo plan, 2TB for $10, etc.

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