Solana gets hit by a DDOS attack which clogged the network but it still remained online as per the reports that we have in today’s altcoin news.
Solana’s blockchain performance was hit with a distributed denial-of-service attack over the past 24 hours but the network seems to have remained online. The DDoS attack refers to a large number of coordinated devices that are overwhelming the network with fake traffic with the end goal to take it offline. This is not the first time that Solana suffered the issue.
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Back in September, it suffered a 17-hour outage because of the mass botting activity of the initial DEX offering on the Solana-based decentralized exchange platform Raydium.
The #Solana validator network is experiencing issues this morning. TPS issues as the network works to process txn requests.
Remember, this is blockchain 😊 If your txn ID went through then it’s not lost, just pending. Growing pains is all! pic.twitter.com/2Zfagq092M
— GenesysGo.sol – Shadowy Super Coder DAO (@GenesysGo) December 9, 2021
The latest DDoS Attack was outlined by the Solana token platform Blocksasset after it noted:
“We are aware tokens are taking a long time to distribute. The Solana chain is being overloaded with DDoS attacks which have clogged the network causing delays.”
The Solana-focused infrastructure company GenesysGo reported that the validator network had issues with processing transaction requests but it called for calming down as it attributed the problems to “growing pains.” At this stage, the nature of the incident is unclear because the Solana Foundation has to confirm the attacks. The Solana status shows that the network suffered more outages and it is fully operational.
However, many accounts asserted that Solana suffered a global outage with Veribit CEO Roy Murphy saying that Solana crashed again and it is offline while engineers are looking to reboot the system. Members of the r/Solana subreddit attributed the network that clogged to another IDO launch with another user posting “why do Raydium IDOs clog the Solana network and what is being done about it?” The user continued:
“My biggest concern about Solana right now is the performance impact during high volume activity connected to Raydium IDOs and launches. Literally, every single performance issue in the past 6 months, including the 17-hour outage, has been a result of a launch on Raydium.”
One of the group’s moderators didn’t confirm if Solana’s network issues were Raydium related but noted that they have been concerted stopgaps that are put into place to keep Solana online after the attack in September:
“Right now there’s a stop-gap in place that prioritizes vote transactions to prevent a full crash, there are additional changes to compute limits and fees relating to this in the works but it’s not a quick fix that can be rolled out in a few weeks which is why it’s taking time. It’s being looked at, however.”
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