The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) endpoints run by the Solana Foundation are currently unavailable. The RPC endpoints — nodes which some apps can use to connect to the blockchain — went offline because of a bug in Solana Validator client's test release 1.14.
"Mainnet beta Explorer and Solana Foundation Public RPC endpoints are currently offline as RPC node software is upgraded, following a bug in test release 1.14," a tweet from Solana Status said. The tweet clarified that the incident did not impact Solana’s ability to produce new blocks — unlike past outages that froze block production for hours.
Despite the foundation's RPC endpoints being offline, private RPCs offered by firms including Triton, QuickNode and Alchemy remained online and could be used.
"This only impacts the ones run by the Solana Foundation. Plenty of private providers are operating just fine," said Austin Federa, head of strategy and communications at Solana Foundation. Federa added that the foundation runs a small portion of the network's RPC infrastructure for testing and casual use.
This story has been updated with additional information.
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