This is an occurring problem these guys don't care because not a single person's issues have been resolved they tell you to open a ticket and then do nothing. Only hope is Bittrex will help you out because these guys are understaffed and useless
when uploading the renter will duplicate the many bits of files. So this ensures your files will be downloadable. Also in every little file chunk a certain algorithm makes sure the file can be repaired if fragments missing (solomon/reed I think it is called).. All clever stuff
I had this problem for a few days now. Here's how I fixed it -
I'm running the Sia-UI v 1.3.0, Windows 10, Symantec Antivirus and a Linksys router with Smart Wi-fi.
First, the Sia-UI wasn't announcing the correct IPv6 address for me. Google "my Ip address" and make sure the address you're announcing is actually your public IP address. I double checked with ipconfig and they were different. When you hit the announce button you can edit the address being announced. Be sure not to remove the port - I believe the syntax was [your IPv6 address]:9982.
Next, I realized that I was running multiple firewalls. My antivirus runs one and my router runs one. With Symantec click options under network threat protection and configure the firewall rules to allow traffic for ports 9981-9982 using TCP. UDP wouldn't be appropriate here. Also, I had to allow traffic through the firewall on my Linksys router by going to Security in the Smart Wi-fi main screen and clicking "Add IPv6 Firewall Setting." Again using 9981-9982 using TCP.
If you don't have an antivirus and you're using windows firewall you'll need to go to Windows Firewall>Advanced Settings>Inbound Rules and add a new rule with the same configuration.
Additionally, in my router, I had to go to the Apps and Gaming Tab of the Security page to port-forward 9981-9982 to the correct IPv4 address.
Once I made these configuration changes I restarted the Sia-UI and was able to connect to the network and find my IPv6 address on Siahub.info
When you say renters, and I read you post I think you mean hosts? Host generate income by hosting. Renters hire space and generate savings compared to having the files stored locally, asuiming the "race towards the bottom" will ensure the cheapest storage around.
However... Look at the utilizatoin. It is low..
Look at the price fluctionations for the price of the SIAcoin - it is high as all cryptos since they at the moment serves no other function than pure speculation - that is a fact.
I think you will se at least two types of hosts:
the little privat hosts having a few TB to spare and making a small profit - if you read the initial idea behind SIA it was to compile all those little spaces into one big that could be shared and capitalized.
then you will have larger semi/proff hosts providing a lot of storage.
Imo currently there are no economical viable incentives to engage in hosting in any of the above cases due to the weak demand. Also, the technology, especially the client is un marute, and unstable and needs too much care to make it to the market. You can also factor in, it is totally unkonwn what your earnings in fiat will be, since you normally lock up your contracts for 26 weeks and that is a life time in crypto introducing big swingds in price. I can't see how any corporations either on demand/supply side can cope with that risk?
There are many posts around it - I'll point out a few, I've been engaged in:
I am not SIA..
you know what... go ahead to join dubious ICOs... Risk your funds on it sit and wait what they actually do deliver on. No wonder why different countries are seriously looking in to regulate ICOs where there are too much hype and hot ait..
You might find yourself waiting long for any thing that came out of an ICO, in my view.
Every idiot can make a nice web site telling the world in their white paper they will redfine the internet. There are tonnes of similar projects, Golem anohter one.
The beauty of SIA is it did not come out of an ICO and there is a working product already.
That said I experience as a follower, the team seem to struggle bringing releases out. Some part of the system seriuosly lack stability and the demand for storage is litterally non exisiting. In my opinion they focus on too many things at the same time.
But they seem committed and capable... I'd stay tuned to SIA..