This topic has already been raised at least once in the forum but I feel the need to ask about this topic again. Let this post be also a place where you can find one simple answer to this question.
Let’s assume the following situation:
Me and my friend who wants to become SNO live in two buildings next to each other. We both use the services of the same internet provider.
My IP address is 94.XX.125.78
A friend’s IP address: 94.XX.125.79
XX is the same in both addresses
If we both run Storj nodes will they share traffic or not? Can a given piece of the file appear simultaneously on both nodes or only on one?
If nodes share traffic, it means that if many people start them in a given location, each of them will have very little traffic. It also means that large areas (e.g. country) will actually be divided into several large segments due to several large suppliers who have many thousands of clients in the same subnet (IP range (?))