[Bitcoin-development] Feedback requested: "reject" p2p message

Peter Todd pete at petertodd.org
Tue Oct 29 11:38:33 UTC 2013


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Peter Todd <pete at petertodd.org> wrote:
>On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:52:31AM +0100, Mike Hearn wrote:
>> For block 0x11 again shall there be a separate code for "block is
>from the
>> future"? We don't want to lose the nVersion field to people just
>using it
>> for nonsense, so does it make sense to reject blocks that claim to be
>v2 or
>> v3?
>
>That would prevent us from using nVersion as a soft-forking mechanism.

Actually, that statement didn't go far enough: rejecting blocks with nVersions that you don't expect is a hard fork.
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