@Richardus.Raymaker Full automatic networking is fairly critical to working properly if HF is to have any hope of having the grand vision of “millions” of systems contributing processing power.
With automatic networking; User installs stack and sets full automatic, if that system is on a home LAN behind a NAT router they have to do all of nothing to have their domain reachable.
Without automatic networking; If user wishing to run stack is, as above, on a home or other LAN behind a NAT router they’d have to do the following to make it work
Open inbound ports of certain numbers and insure those ports incoming connection route to LAN IP address stack is running on. This means LAN IP really should be set to static value so routing rule always works, yet another step.
Compared to lots of things to do or use this automatic thing and it just works – it’s not hard to see which will be choice of the masses.
Yes - if you’re on something like a droplet or VPS that has a reachable IP address that’s not firewalled - there’s no real reason to use full auto except that the more of us using it the more it can be exercised and weaknesses found in HiFi’s ICE service.