Opened 3 weeks ago

Last modified 2 weeks ago

#2425 assigned defect

Bootstrap nodes are unreachable

Reported by: subatomic Owned by: str4d
Priority: critical Milestone: undecided
Component: apps/plugins Version: 0.9.38
Keywords: i2p-bote Cc: mhatta
Parent Tickets:


As of Feb 2019 all hardcoded bootstrap nodes are unreachable making new installs unable to join the Kademlia network and rendering them non-functional.

Subtickets (add)

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 3 weeks ago by subatomic

As a workaround I have published a list of peers:

comment:2 Changed 2 weeks ago by zzz

  • Cc mhatta added
  • Owner changed from zzz to str4d
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Research by mhatta;

There are 4 hardcoded bootstraps.

  • 1 run by kytv, who vanished several years ago.
  • 1 run by thetinhat
  • 2 run by str4d

mhatta contacted thetinhat and str4d.

  • thetinhat said he forgot he was running it, will try to bring it back, but is not sure he can do so, and it will take a few days to investigate
  • str4d said he would restore them, but did not provide a time estimate, and hasn't yet.

Until one of them comes back, or people start new bootstrap nodes AND somebody releases a new bote version (which would require people delete the old version, because the signer is different), bote is dead.

Another possibility is for str4d to give one or both of his keys to others to run the bootstraps.

Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.