[bitcoin-dev] Completing the retirement of the alert system

Peter Todd pete at petertodd.org
Sat Sep 10 02:19:06 UTC 2016

On Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 01:48:40AM +0000, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 12:58 AM, Peter Todd <pete at petertodd.org> wrote:
> > Good to do this sooner rather than later, as alert propagation on the P2P
> > network is going to continue to get less reliable as nodes upgrade to software
> Yes, this was one of my motivations for doing this soon.
> It would only require about 2 LOC to have Bitcoin Core vomit out a
> blob containing the final alert to any old protocol version peers that
> connect.  I don't know how other people would feel about that, but I
> wouldn't mind implementing it, and it would greatly improve the
> likelihood that they continue to to get once propagation of it is
> gone. This could be left in the codebase for a couple years or until
> other changes made those old versions p2p incompatible for other
> reasons.

I think that's a good idea, and it's a simple way to document that final alert
as well.

https://petertodd.org 'peter'[:-1]@petertodd.org
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