On September 30, the proof-of-stake (PoS), blockchain network Solana experienced another outage. The network restart didn’t take place until October 1, six hours after. Solana has suffered a myriad of network outages during the last year, and the blockchain’s latest downtime caused the network’s native currency to slide 4% lower against the U.S. dollar in the last 24 hours.
Solana’s Blockchain Deals With More Downtime — Misconfigured Node Blamed for the Outage
Solana’s network had an outage again after validators failed to process blocks due to a misconfigured nodeYou can find it within the system. The Twitter account Solana Status was updated on September 30, 2022. wrote:
Solana Network is currently experiencing an outage that prevents transactions from being processed. All developers in the ecosystem are trying to diagnose the problem and get the network back up and running. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
A Solana Proponent stated that the blockchain would restart following the Solana Status Update. “The Solana mainnet network will be restarted at slot 153139220, the last confirmed slot,” the individual said. “It appears a misconfigured node caused an unrecoverable partition in the network. Validators, please participate in finding consensus on the relevant data.”
Solana Status provided instructions for validators to participate in restarts during the outage. “Mainnet Beta Validators: Please follow the cluster restart instructions,” Solana Status stressed. Solana Status reported that the cluster restart was completed at 3 AM (ET). “Validator operators successfully completed a cluster restart of Mainnet Beta at 7 AM UTC,” Solana Status wrote. The team also added:
Network operators [and]Over the next few hours, dapps will keep clients services up and running.
Observers Ask: ‘What Good Is a Nakamoto Coefficient of 30 if 1 Misconfigured Node Can Bring Everything to a Halt?’
Solana took a lot of criticism from the crypto community when the outage happened, as the blockchain is nearing its tenth outage since Solana’s inception. Justin Bons (founder of Cyber Capital), gave Solana a lot of criticism over the latest outage. “[Solana] has gone down again,” the Cyber Capital founder tweeted. “This is the 8th time [Solana]The last year has seen a decrease in their usage. It is wrong to use blockchains. [downtime]Yet? [Solana]It goes down nearly every month. This is another consequence of bad design,” Bons added.
The misconfigured problem node was also raised by another person. “Def not FUD…honest question…what good is a Nakamoto coefficient of 30 if 1 misconfigured node can bring everything to a halt?” the individual asked. Solana supporters brushed aside the criticisms and said that blockchain networks will improve as long the engineers remain persistent.
“Solana will be fine,” one person remarkedTweet. “As long as the [developers]Keep improving the [blockchain]. That is what’s important. Still bullish on [Solana]For the long-term.
What do you think about Solana’s latest hiccup on September 30? Do you agree Solana will be just fine or do you agree that it’s a “consequence of bad design?” Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.
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