What happens when half of the network is down? | IPFS Blog & News

It depends on what type of system/network you’re running. In 90% of networks, or networked systems, this is a grand-scale disaster. Alerts are popping up everywhere, engineers go far beyond “day-time work” to get things back to normal, customers are panicking and potentially leaving the platform and the customer care lines are on fire. Half of the network is a large fraction, but I would bet that the same would happen even when 10% or 20% of the network experiences an outage.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.ipfs.tech/2023-ipfs-unresponsive-nodes/