What are the plans regarding the identification of storage nodes vs. public IPv4 addresses used for node? In my infrastructure, I have the capacity to run several storage nodes, totaling some 100 TB of space, over several physical servers. However, IPv4 addresses are a scarce resource, and the ISP may not be able to allocate many of them. So far I have been running a single node on a Linux VM, but I am tempted to give a try to the Windows installer and run another one on Windows. Currently, I do have just a single public IPv4 address which I can use to route traffic to my storage nodes.
I think this could be quite a common scenario. I’ve read that Storj interprets storage nodes running under a single IP address as a logically single node. I believe this should not be the case for production in the long run. Storj could use the IP address as an indication of a physical co-location of such nodes, but the life-cycles, availabilities, reliability, and performance of each such a node may legitimately differ.