This is a Geth pre-release to counter the network DoS attacks from yesterday and those detected today. It is a prerelease (to help people get back on track fast) with further updates coming soon. As always, please keep an eye on your nodes while using as it features a new bleeding edge caching mechanism.
Note, initial attack blocks may process slower as cold data is loaded from the disk, but the longer Geth runs the less impact such transactions should have.
Being a pre-release, we won't land this code just yet in the
master branch, also inherently meaning we won't be providing stable binaries from the usual channels (brew, ppa, chocolatey), however cross builds are available for testing below. Mist builds containing the pre-release will also be available.
Disclaimer: All of these binaries have been cross-compiled from Linux. Their primary goal is to provide access to unsupported or experimental platforms. We cannot guarantee that a cross compiler will produce the same performing code as a native build will. For any issues found, please contact @karalabe.