To prevent future outages, Solana disables transaction functions
Solana has disabled the durable nonce transaction function on its network to avert future outages. Similar to the one that occurred last week when it was down for over four hours.
The team says that the move will help to ensure the stability of the network going forward. It also means that users will no longer be able to rely on the nonce feature. To keep their transactions safe from replay attacks.
Solana is a cryptocurrency that uses a proof-of-stake consensus algorithm. It is designed to be scalable and efficient. And last week’s outage was caused by an issue with one of its validators.
The team says that it is working on a solution. That will allow the nonce feature to be re-enabled in a way that is safe and secure. In the meantime, it is urging users to take extra care when sending transactions on the network.
What caused the most recent outage?
According to Solana Labs, a runtime flaw caused failed long-term nonces to be processed twice, resulting in indeterminism.
In this scenario, validators counted the transaction at two different block heights. With 33% of the validators indicating that they accepted the following block to effectively halt the network.
How will this affect users?
For the time being, users will not be able to use the nonce feature on the Solana network. This means that they will not be able to send multiple transactions from the same account in quick succession.
The team says that it is working on a solution that will allow the nonce feature to be re-enabled in a way that is safe and secure. In the meantime, it is urging users to take extra care when sending transactions on the network.
What does this mean for the future of Solana?
The team is confident that it can resolve the issue and says that. This outage is not indicative of any larger problems with the platform. Nevertheless, it is a reminder of the importance
The durable nonce transactions feature was disabled in the v1.9.28/v1.10.23 releases. As part of the restart after 1 June, block production halted on the Mainnet Beta.
This, according to the researchers, will assist in preventing a consensus failure in the event of a bug.
The team is currently working on a fix for the v1.9.28/v1.10.23 releases. Which it expects to release in the next few days. In the meantime, it has advised users to refrain from sending transactions on the network.
This is a developing story, we will update this article as more information becomes available.
“Durable nonce transactions will not process until the mitigation has been applied, and the feature re-activated in a forthcoming release,” the platform wrote in a blog post.
Presently, Solana is the ninth-largest crypto platform, with a market capitalization of over $14.5 billion. In the past 24 hours, the SOL coin has appreciated more than 6%, trading at around $42.55.
The move comes after the platform suffered a network outage last week. Which is attributed to an issue with its validator client software. The team said at the time that it was working on a fix and would provide an update within 48 hours.
While the network is down, users will not be able to send transactions or stake their SOL tokens. However, they will still be able to view their account balances and transaction history.
This is not the first time Solana has had to disable transactions due to technical issues. In March, the platform disabled its staking functionality for around 12 hours after discovering a “bug” in its validator software.