Solana reported a DDoS attack, but the network is still online

Solana’s blockchain performance has been impacted by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack over the past 24 hours, but the network appears to have remained online the entire time.

A DDoS attack is usually associated with a large number of coordinated devices or a botnet that floods the network with fake traffic in order to disable it.

This is not the first time SOL has encountered this problem.

The latest DDoS attack was reported on December 9 at around 15:00 UTC by the SOL-based Blockasset NFT after it discovered:

“We know it will take a long time to distribute tokens. The SOL chain is overwhelmed by DDoS attacks that clog the network and result in delays. ”

Infrastructure company GenesysGo, which specializes in SOL, also reported the issue, stating that the validator network was having trouble handling transaction requests, but asked to remain silent as it claims the issue is related to “mounting pain.”

NS #Solana There were problems with the validator network this morning. TPS cannot start the network to process txn requests.
Remember, this is blockchain. If your txn-ID is complete, it will not be lost, it is just waiting to be processed. Growing pain is everything!

– GenesysGo.sol – Shadowy Super Coder DAO (@GenesysGo) December 9, 2021

At this point, the nature of the incident is still unclear as Solana Basis has yet to publicly confirm any attacks, while Position.Solana shows that the network has no problems and is fully functional.

However, many Twitter accounts assertive that Solana was shut down worldwide with Verbit CEO Roy Murphy (and BSV supporter) clear up that “Solana crashed again and is now offline. Engineers are trying to restart the system. Seriously, you can’t think of it! “.

Early in the morning, the SOL subreddit suggested that the network was overloaded due to the next launch of IDO on Raydium. “.

“My biggest problem with Solana right now is the performance impact on the high volume operations and starts associated with Raydium IDO. Virtually all of the performance issues over the past 6 months, including a 17 hour outage, were the result of Raydium implementation, ”they wrote.

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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 a “containment” DDoS attack had already occurred since September:

“At the moment there is a priority gap for reconciliation operations, it takes time to prevent disruptions in general. However, this is verified. ”

CoinCu reached out to several Solana developers for comment on the DDoS attack and will update the story if they respond.

According to Coingecko, the Solana (SOL) price has dropped 6.4% in the last 24 hours to $ 182.79 at time of publication. With most of the top crypto assets recovering, SOL has dropped 26.1% over the past 30 days.