The core developers have tagged a new 2021.08.11.0 Hotspot firmware release which allows a new way to fetch seed nodes from DNS, updates the currently blessed snapshot, and contains a few other small fixes

This is an optional but recommended release for Hotspot owners and manufacturers to continue syncing with newly blessed snapshots.

    • erlang-libp2p#370: Don’t crash random peer selection when no peers exist
    • miner#975: Update blessed snap to snap-959041
    • miner#972: Fetch seed nodes from CNAME DNS record
    • miner#868: Clarify connected status in p2p info


We have been beta testing 2021.08.11.0 since Aug 10th, 2021 3:30 PM PT. Current ETA for GA is 11:30 AM PT, Aug 11th, 2021.


The core developers noticed that the above release was incompatible with the way connectedness is reported in Hotspot Diagnostic Reports. We have been testing 2021.08.11.2 that reverts these changes since 5:30 PM PT, Aug 11th, 2021 and will GA immediately. We recommend that other Hotspot manufacturers deploy this version of the miner code base instead.

Sorry for the inconvenience!