As the core team is currently working on preparing everything for a stable release, we need to continue testing various conditions to ensure that everything works as intended. As such, we are scheduling a new snapshot for today that will help us to test, as well as improve the current network conditions. In addition to that, with the new snapshot syncing as well as confirmations should work smoothly again.
The snapshot is scheduled for 1PM CET today (in roughly 1 hour).
The coordinator will be offline for several hours after that time, as we will post the public snapshot and allow the community to independently verify the snapshot for 6 hours. In future releases we will include autonomous snapshots, which will be automatically generated and validated.
What you have to do
As we want the network to undergo an upgrade as well, we suggest that all current active network participants change their neighbor list. What this means is that you remove at least half of your existing neighbors, and find new ones. This will help in changing the current network topology. This is mandatory!
Also please shut down your spammers for now.
When will it be back up?
Tonight we will have a new Nostalgia and a new IRI ready for download. We will let you know once it's done.