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December 27, 2011, 06:58:45 PM
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If a security flaw is found in a blockchain client or protocol and a fast fix is needed, is there a fast way for developers to push a revised client out there?  For that matter, what is the earliest version of the canonical bitcoin client that will work on the current network, and how is that enforced?  I saw that Ixcoin had a mandatory update recently; in what sense was it mandatory?
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December 27, 2011, 09:33:45 PM
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If a security flaw is found in a blockchain client or protocol and a fast fix is needed, is there a fast way for developers to push a revised client out there?

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Alerts

For that matter, what is the earliest version of the canonical bitcoin client that will work on the current network, and how is that enforced?

I believe version 0.1 will still work as a client.

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December 27, 2011, 10:35:47 PM
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We should have a network wide drill.  See how many sites handle the error messages.  I bet none.

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December 29, 2011, 01:20:47 AM
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That would be exciting.  Smiley

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