In a guide on how to run a node over i2p-zero there is a reference to another, almost identical guide on how to run a mipseed (short for monero I2P seed) node. I noticed that the two guides differ only in backing up of ~/.i2p-zero/config/tunnels.json (which is present in the mipseed guide) and in vanity prefix generation. Why would one want to generate a vanity prefix for the i2p address on its generation?

Other than the generation of an optional vanity prefix, I understand that a mipseed node that has had the same address for years is somewhat more trusted and can perhaps be listed somewhere, e.g. in getmonero.org as the one to be added with --add-peer on launching monerod. I also assume that it is easier for such a node to find peers when compared to a node whose address was created just five minutes ago. Am I correct in my understanding? Am I missing any other differences between running a node over i2p-zero and running a mipseed node?


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