No offence Bird but I did try earlier and if there is a choice between minorating and a fixed ip. Well I would not even bother to run servers without minorating so it was a fairly easy choice to go back to dynamic ip. Im sure I could ask minolin to look into it and make a change if needed but its still not worth the effort as there have been some odd random attacks on the server.
Who knows if its targeted or just general scanning with brute force trying to gain access to any amazon server. When this goes nuts a server restart and fresh new ip has always fixed the issue so another reason not to have a fixed ip.
The only advantage to the fixed ip is people can type in an address they can remember. Not to be too harsh but if someone cant take the effort to simply look for the current link once every few months if their old link doesnt work I really dont care if they cant see the stats.
Its pretty fricken easy to do, I pay for the servers, keep them up to date, admin them and everything else. This takes a fair bit of time money and effort. Surely people can put in that tiny bit of effort if their link goes down.
If they cant they can get out their credit card pay for servers, run them, keep them up to date and everything else. Then I will whine to them about having to spend all of 5 seconds to find the current link and bookmark it a couple times a year.
It really wouldnt offend me in the slightest if someone else wants to run the practice server. Seeing I have 24/7 servers up and it costs me no more to host the xgn one im happy to keep doing it as long as I run my other servers but anyone else wanting to do it can simply say so and I will stop hosting that server.