A bug in an update disabled RPC in Solana

Remote procedure call (RPC) endpoints managed by the Solana Foundation have become unavailable due to nodes that rely on crypto applications and wallets to connect to the blockchain.

The nodes went down due to a bug in the Solana Validator 1.14 test release of the client.

“The Mainnet beta Explorer and Solana Foundation Public RPC endpoints are currently disabled because the RPC node software has been updated due to a bug in the 1.14 test release,” reads a tweet from Solana Status.

However, the incident did not affect Solana’s ability to produce new blocks, unlike past shutdowns that halted block production for several hours. Also, even though the foundation’s RPC endpoints were disabled, private RPCs offered by firms such as Triton, QuickNode, and Alchemy remained online and usable.

“This only applies to those operated by the Solana Foundation. Many private providers are doing fine,” said Austin Federa, head of strategy and communications at the Solana Foundation.

The Solana developers have identified the latest test update version 1.14 as the root cause of the crash. The update was performed by the Solana Foundation node operators on their RPC endpoints and affected the public RPC endpoints and the mainnet beta explorer. Beta Explorer is a tool that analyzes online transactions and displays them to users in a simplified way.

Solana experienced 14 outages in 2022 alone, lasting a total of 4 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes. The last major outage in the Solana network occurred in October, due to which the network did not generate new blocks for several hours. Due to an error in the operation, SOL quotes in the SOL/USD trading pair fell by more than 4% to $32.9.

However, despite a number of difficulties in the past year, Solana continues to work.

Source: CryptoNewsHerald.com

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