Solana (Sol) had a bad night. The network stopped working after a project on the network was attacked by a group of bots. In the end, Solana was off the air for 7 hours.
Attack Solana via NFT
The point of attack of the bots was Candy Machine, a tool that allows this Irreplaceable icons (NFT) can be made. The bots are said to fire up to four million transactions per second. In the end, Grid could no longer handle the pressure, causing a auditors no consensus can check more. Create new lumps forced to stop.
“Solana Mainnet Beta lost consensus after a massive amount of incoming transactions (4 million per second) flooded the network, exceeding 100 basis points. Developers are still investigating why the network failed to recover and validator operators are preparing for a restart.”
Solana Mainnet Beta lost consensus after a massive amount of incoming transactions (4 million per second) flooded the network, exceeding 100 Gbps. Engineers are still investigating why the network can’t recover, and validator operators are preparing for a restart.
SolanaStatus May 1, 2022
And this reboot finally materialized at 5 am. This means that the network has been restarted from the point where an error occurred. Disqualification of the Candy Machine through a restart was briefly considered, but the Solana community soon came to the conclusion that this would be censorship.
Solana does it again, Candy Machine solves the problem
So Solana did it again and Candy Machine also ensured that it could never happen again. she has collision penalty It is set up to prevent bots from making too many trades.
By the way, this is not the first time that Solana has left broadcasts. At the beginning of this year it was Hit it once distance Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Shortly thereafter, Grid saw problems again. Problems, which unfortunately happen quite often, cause severe criticism. For example, at the end of last year, Cyber Capital’s CIO said Solana “Basic design flaws” she has.
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