2016/09/18 9:05 PM
The Ethereum community is reeling after what appears to be another attack on the network. All nodes running the Geth client appear to be affected.
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Geth Nodes Running Out of Memory
Ethereum developer and co-founder Jeffrey Wilcke posted a Security Alert on the official Ethereum blog on 18 September. Geth nodes, he said, were “running out of memory and crashing on block 2283416“.
He advised users to switch to an alternate client until the problem is fixed.
Geth is the the command line interface for running a full Ethereum node implemented in Go. While Geth clients are not a majority on the Ethereum network, their numbers have been “rising rapidly” in the past few months.
Ethernodes.org, which provides node data for the Ethereum network, was also offline at press time.
Enemies and/or DAO Heist Link?
Some speculated the attack was possibly coordinated by…