Solana’s blockchain performance has reportedly been affected by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in the past 24 hoursalthough the network has apparently stayed online the entire time.
A DDoS attack generally refers to a large number of coordinated devices or a botnet that floods a network with spoofed traffic and puts it out of service.
This wouldn’t be the first time Solana has suffered from this problemCointelegraph reported in September that the network suffered a 17-hour downtime due to massive bot activity for a DEX Initial Offering (IDO) on the Solana-based DEX Raydium platform.
The latest DDoS attack was highlighted by the Solana Blockasset based NFT platform on December 9 at around 3:00 p.m. UTC after realizing the following:
â ???? We understand that tokens will take some time to distribute. The Solana chain is overloaded with DDoS attacks that have clogged the network causing delays.
Solana-focused infrastructure company GenesysGo also covered the matter, stating that the validation network had problems processing transaction requests, but he called for calm, as he attributed the problem to “growing pains”.
the #Solarium The validator network is having problems this morning. TPS problems while the network is processing txn requests.
Remember, this is blockchain. If your Txn-ID has gone through, it is not lost, it is just pending. Growing pains are everything! pic.twitter.com/2Zfagq092M
to???? GenesysGo.sol – Shadowy Super Coder DAO (@GenesysGo) December 9, 2021
Solana’s validation network is having problems this morning. TPS problems while the network is processing txn requests. Remember, this is blockchain. If your txn-ID has been passed, it is lost, it is just pending. All you have left is growing pains!
At this point in time, the nature of the incident is unclear, since The Solana Foundation has not yet publicly confirmed any attacks, but Status.Solana shows that the network has not suffered any disruptions and is fully operational at the time of this writing.
However, several Twitter accounts have claimed that Solana suffered a global failure, and Verbit CEO Roy Murphy (and BSV advocate) has explained the “Solana crashed again and is currently offline. Engineers are investigating the possibility of rebooting the system.” Seriously, you can’t make that shit up! “
Today, members of the r / Solana subreddit passed the network congestion to another IDO publication on Raydium; User “u / Psilodelic” wrote a post titled “Why are Raydium IDOs clogging Solana’s network and what is being done about it?”
“My biggest concern about Solana right now is the slowdown in performance of high volume activities related to Raydium IDOs and launches. Every single performance issue over the past 6 months, including the 17 hour outage, was the result of a boot on Raydium, “he wrote.
In response, one of the moderators of the “Laine_sa” group did not explicitly confirm whether Solana’s network problems were again related to Raydium, but noted that concerted “stops” have been put in place to keep Solana in check since the DDoS attack in September:
â ???? There’s currently a patch in place that prioritizes reconciliation transactions to avoid an overall slump for a couple of weeks, so it’s taking time. However, it is being investigated.
Cointelegraph has asked several Solana developers to comment on the DDoS attack and will update the story if they respond.
According to Coingecko data, the price of Solana (SOL) has fallen by 6.4% in the last 24 hours, at $ 182.79 at the time of writing. In the midst of a retreat on most large crypto assets, SOL is down 26.1% in the past 30 days.