The Solana network was apparently hit by a DDoS attack. However, a network failure could be avoided.
The Solana blockchain has reportedly been hit repeatedly by a DDoS attack (Distributed denial of service) haunted. However, the network appears to have remained online at all times. The common goal of a DDoS attack is to paralyze networks by overloading them. This happens because attackers overload a large number of coordinated devices or a botnet with bogus data traffic.
Information about the attack currently comes from the infrastructure company GenesysGo, specializing in Solana, and the NFT Blockasset platform, also based in Solana. GenesysGo first stated that the Validator network was having trouble processing transaction requests. On twitter but he asked the company to calm down, as it attributed the problem to “secondary effects of growth.” Added that
the accusations […]that Solana’s network was not working is completely wrong [sind].
After all, GenesysGo operates one of Solana’s largest RPC server networks. In Blockasset, however, it was said:
We are aware that tokens will take a long time to distribute. The Solana chain is overloaded with DDoS attacks that clog the network and cause delays.
Solana’s validators are not very excited about the incident
The tweet that others also refer to Reports called, but apparently it has been removed in the meantime. Other users even talk about one Total failure. So at this point it’s not entirely clear what exactly happened. The Solana Foundation has not yet publicly confirmed that there have been attacks. State: Solana affirms that the network has not suffered any interruption and is in full operation at the time of going to press.
However, the validators, of course, got wind of this mysterious incident. A network that typically processes more than 2,000 transactions per second (TPS) was noted to babble at speeds below 500 TPS. Solana only suffered 18-hour downtime in September. It was only possible to fix this problem after rebooting. The most recent event was certainly not nearly as serious. However, some validators are now concerned about network performance.