Continuing the discussion from Maidsafe blog post: Consensus Without a Blockchain by Nick Lambert:
I started reading the system docs recently which led me to read about hole punching and the problem with symmetric routing and I’m wondering what’s the current situation like? Are these router very popular? Is it getting more popular or is it a legacy technology that is fading away? I understand we can use relays to bypass their limitation but if your network mostly consist of these routers is it a problem? For example, if most ISP decided to use symmetric routing how bad would the situation be? Is that possible at all?
Anyway I’m just curious, this is a new field for me and I’m trying to get a better picture of the situation.