I read several threads about IPv6 and Storj in this forum now and often saw the same conclusion. Because of Googles lack of IPv6 support Storj-Satellites are not capable of handling IPv6 requests.
But in terms of a Node Operators and even Customer point of view this is something that is just not acceptable in the Year 2021. 10 Years since the RIPE has no publicly available IPv4 Addresses anymore and many people have to deal with CG-NAT. NAT is already a pain in a technical perspective but Double NAT and not to have a publicly available IPv4 address is even more annoying.
Therefore I am writing this suggestion as Storj Customer and Node Operator. At home I have a fully featured IPv6-Network and all connections work over the same Internet Protocol. Because I have CG-NAT I have to deal with a VPS with an public IPv4 address to build a VPN to my Home-Network in order to reach it from IPv4 only networks (witch Sucks!) and to get Storj hosting up and running. Every part of my workaround is const intensive and requires a lot of maintenance.
So please give us Customers and Node Operators the chance to simplify our networks and give us IPv6 Support.
This shouldn’t sound like a rant and I love the concept of Storj but I hope it shows the frustration I have. And we have to begin somewhere with the IPv6 expansion. Germany has already 52% adoption according to https://www.google.com/ipv6
IPv6 support for Storj would be perfect for such a lovely project.
I hope you understand my point of view.
Have a nice day everyone!