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$ dig ewhac.net mx
; <<>> DiG 9.11.3-1ubuntu1.10-Ubuntu <<>> ewhac.net mx
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 10204
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 6
;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;ewhac.net. IN MX
;; ANSWER SECTION:
ewhac.net. 86400 IN MX 10 ewhac.net.
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
ewhac.net. 172800 IN NS ns3.pairnic.com.
ewhac.net. 172800 IN NS ns4.pairnic.com.
;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
ewhac.net. 86400 IN A 18.104.22.168
ns3.pairnic.com. 88904 IN A 22.214.171.124
ns4.pairnic.com. 88904 IN A 126.96.36.199
ns3.pairnic.com. 88904 IN AAAA 2607:f440::d85c:35d
ns4.pairnic.com. 88904 IN AAAA 2607:f441::d892:c0f5
;; Query time: 47 msec
;; SERVER: 127.0.1.1#53(127.0.1.1)
;; WHEN: Fri Nov 08 13:09:25 PST 2019
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 205
Mr. Jasper, this is a problem. I've had static IP with no port blocking forever. I had it with 100kbit SDSL service through Best.com (long since subsumed by Verio), I had it through Covad (nee Speakeasy), and I've had it through you on Fusion DSL. Now you're telling me that not only can't I have it on fiber, but I also can't run the services I've been running for over 20 years, without incident.
You've been puzzlingly circumspect on the topics of static IP and IPv6 support, despite clear interest expressed by users for years. Your responses over that time have amounted to, "We don't have it (yet)," but never once have you explained why
you still don't have it (yet).
It's my view that there is still value in individuals running their own servers -- privacy, experimentation, tinkering, or simply getting an eyeful for just how many phenomenal jerks
are out there trying to hammer on your poor little mail server ("Well, it rejected my message the last 5,000 times I submitted it over the last 60 seconds. Let's try hammering it 10,000 more times and see if one gets through..."). As just one contemporaneous example, I think there's a chance you're going to see a rising interest in people standing up their own Mastodon servers.
The justifications for port 25 blocking for the hoi polloi
are obvious; the justifications for not offering static IP or workable alternatives for advanced users are far less so. We want to understand this issue. What more can you tell us without divulging confidential business details?