Another Major Outage for ‘Ethereum Killer’ Solana

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Last Updated on October 1, 2022 by Bitfinsider

According to Solana data, a misconfigured node caused the Solana network to stop processing transactions and go offline on Friday, the fourth major outage for the popular blockchain since January, when it experienced a string of partial outages for the majority of that month.

This outage comes one year after a nearly 18-hour outage in September of last year. Meanwhile, the crushing crypto winter has sent SOL, the ninth most valuable coin by market capitalization, down 81% in 2022.

On Friday night, at 7:01 p.m. EST, the Solana Status site, operated by the Solana Foundation, reported that the network was “experiencing degraded performance” and that Solana developers were working to resolve the problem. Soon after, Solana tweeted that the network is “down and not processing transactions.”

“It appears a misconfigured node caused an unrecoverable partition in the network,” tweeted the Solana validator behind

According to Stakewiz, the Solana codebase should have handled the issue, but for unknown reasons, it resulted in an unrecoverable partition or fork. They believe the misconfiguration was unintentional, “most likely a failed node failover setup.” The Solana mainnet network was restarted at the last confirmed slot, 153139220, by developers. The reboot was 49% complete at the time of publication, and Solana had been offline for 2 hours and 45 minutes.

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