The Solana blockchain suffered a third incident in just a few months, which caused network congestion and failed transactions. Users debated whether this was caused by another DDos attack or just a network problem.
The scale and nature of the incident are difficult to determine. Coinbase, Wu Blockchain, and Redditors reported an incident that caused network slowness and transaction failures. However, Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder of Solana Labs, denied that DDoS occurred this time.
The latest incident occurred less than a month after the last attack, and it was reported that Network is blocked A lot of botting due to another reason The original DEX product (IDO) on the Solana-based decentralized trading platform Radium.
According to Wu Blockchain, due to an apparent DDoS attack, the Solana network went down for about four hours in the early morning of January 4, UTC time. Solana.Status shows that during this period, the network has been fully operational and the uptime is 100%.
Solana dropped again at two o’clock in the morning (UTC+8) on January 4. According to official Telegram community users, the attackers are suspected of using spam to conduct DDoS attacks.
-Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) January 4, 2022
A post from the r/CryptoCurrency group on Reddit yesterday also shared several screenshots of Solana (SOL) users reporting SOL transaction failures before and after potential DDoS and network downtime. Coinbase also if In the past 24 hours, incident reports on the “performance degradation” of the Solana network have resulted in the failure to withdraw SOL from the cryptocurrency exchange.
User u/Set1Less wrote: “This is why you don’t use the service’s own status page to draw conclusions, especially if it pretends to be a decentralized blockchain, but is actually just a beautified database.”
However, other users who responded to the r/CryptoCurrency post in the r/Solana community questioned the validity of the statement. “NiftyMufti” said:
“So, instead of responding casually to people’s opinions, why not show graphs? DDoS attacks and downtime will be displayed in the block explorer. I can’t see such signs. Prove that I am wrong. This should happen. Which hour in which time zone?”
Solana Labs co-founder Yakovenko made a similar response on Twitter earlier today, pointing out that network problems have nothing to do with DDoS, but just “the pain of commercializing new runtimes.”
This is not ddos, just the pain of commercializing new runtimes.
— Transaction Statistics —
8 transactions submitted, 8 transactions confirmed, 0.0% transaction loss
Confirm minimum/average/maximum/standard deviation = 2119/3934/9387/2415 milliseconds
-anat ◎ ly (@aeyakovenko) January 4, 2022
in a Separate In a Twitter post, Yakovenko also stated that “the calculated cost model is still a [little] The real solution to this problem in 1.9 is 1.9, where TX must pre-specify all the resources they use. ”
In an interview with Cointelegraph on December 22, Austin Federa, Communications Supervisor Solana Labs said that developers are currently working to solve network problems, especially those related to improving transaction measurement.
“Solana’s runtime is a new design. It does not use EVM [Ethereum Virtual Machine] And a lot of innovation has been done to ensure that users get the cheapest possible fees, but there is still work to be done at runtime,” he said.