Yes, FSS RBF is far better.
On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 6:52 AM, Chun Wang <1240...@gmail.com> wrote: > Before F2Pool's launch, I performed probably the only successful > bitcoin double spend in the March 2013 fork without any mining power. > [ https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=152348.0 ] I know how bad > the full RBF is. We are going to switch to FSS RBF in a few hours. > Sorry. > > On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 9:44 PM, Peter Todd <p...@petertodd.org> wrote: > > On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 09:33:05AM -0400, Stephen Morse wrote: > >> It is disappointing that F2Pool would enable full RBF when the safe > >> alternative, first-seen-safe RBF, is also available, especially since > the > >> fees they would gain by supporting full RBF over FSS RBF would likely be > >> negligible. Did they consider using FSS RBF instead? > > > > Specifically the following is what I told them: > > > >> We are > >> interested in the replace-by-fee patch, but I am not following the > >> development closely, more background info is needed, like what the > >> difference between standard and zeroconf versions? Thanks. > > > > Great! > > > > Basically both let you replace one transaction with another that pays a > > higher fee. First-seen-safe replace-by-fee adds the additional criteria > > that all outputs of the old transaction still need to be paid by the new > > transaction, with >= as many Bitcoins. Basically, it makes sure that if > > someone was paid by tx1, then tx2 will still pay them. > > > > I've written about how wallets can use RBF and FSS-RBF to more > > efficiently use the blockchain on the bitcoin-development mailing list: > > > > > http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg07813.html > > > http://email@example.com/msg07829.html > > > > Basically, for the purpose of increasing fees, RBF is something like %50 > > cheaper than CPFP, and FSS-RBF is something like %25 cheaper. > > > > In addition, for ease of implementation, my new FSS-RBF has a number of > > other restrictions. For instance, you can't replace multiple > > transactions with one, you can't replace a transaction whose outputs > > have already been spent, you can't replace a transaction with one that > > spends additional unconfirmed inputs, etc. These restrictions aren't > > "set in stone", but they do make the code simpler and less likely to > > have bugs. > > > > In comparison my previous standard RBF patch can replace multiple > > transactions with one, can replace long chains of transactions, etc. > > It's willing to do more computation before deciding if a transaction > > should be replaced, with more complex logic; it probably has a higher > > chance of having a bug or DoS attack. > > > > You've probably seen the huge controversy around zeroconf with regard to > > standard replace-by-fee. While FSS RBF doesn't make zeroconf any safer, > > it also doesn't make it any more dangerous, so politically with regard > > to zeroconf it makes no difference. You *can* still use it doublespend > > by taking advantage of how different transactions are accepted > > differently, but that's true of *every* change we've ever made to > > Bitcoin Core - by upgrading to v0.10 from v0.9 you've also "broken" > > zeroconf in the same way. > > > > > > Having said that... honestly, zeroconf is pretty broken already. Only > > with pretty heroic measures like connecting to a significant fraction of > > the Bitcoin network at once, as well as connecting to getblocktemplate > > supporting miners to figure out what transactions are being mined, are > > services having any hope of avoiding getting ripped off. For the average > > user their wallets do a terrible job of showing whether or not an > > unconfirmed transaction will go through. For example, Schildbach's > > Bitcoin wallet for Android has no code at all to detect double-spends > > until they get mined, and I've been able to trick it into showing > > completely invalid transactions. In fact, currently Bitcoin XT will > > relay invalid transactions that are doublepsends, and Schildbach's > > wallet displays them as valid, unconfirmed, payments. It's really no > > surprise to me that nearly no-one in the Bitcoin ecosystem accepts > > unconfirmed transactions without some kind of protection that doesn't > > rely on first-seen-safe mempool behavior. For instance, many ATM's these > > days know who their customers are due to AML requirements, so while you > > can deposit Bitcoins and get your funds instantly, the protection for > > the ATM operator is that they can go to the police if you rip them off; > > I've spoken to ATM operators who didn't do this who've lost hundreds or > > even thousands of dollars before giving up on zeroconf. > > > > My big worry with zeroconf is a service like Coinbase or Shapeshift > > coming to rely on it, and then attempting to secure it by gaining > > control of a majority of hashing power. For instance, if Coinbase had > > contracts with 80% of the Bitcoin hashing power to guarantee their > > transactions would get mined, but 20% of the hashing power didn't sign > > up, then the only way to guarantee their transactions could be for the > > 80% to not build on blocks containing doublespends by the 20%. There's > > no way in a decentralized network to come to consensus about what > > transactions are or are not valid without mining itself, so you could > > end up in a situation where unless you're part of one of the big pools > > you can't reliably mine at all because your blocks may get rejected for > > containing doublespends. > > > > One of my goal with standard replace-by-fee is to prevent this scenario > > by forcing merchants and others to implement ways of accepting zeroconf > > transactions safely that work in a decentralized environment regardless > > of what miners do; we have a stronger and safer Bitcoin ecosystem if > > we're relying on math rather than trust to secure our zeroconf > > transactions. We're also being more honest to users, who right now often > > have the very wrong impression that unconfirmed transactions are safe to > > accept - this does get people ripped off all too often! > > > > > > Anyway, sorry for the rant! FWIW I updated my FSS-RBF patch and am > > waiting to get some feedback: > > > > https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/6176 > > > > Suhas Daftuar did find a pretty serious bug in it, now fixed. I'm > > working on porting it to v0.10.2, and once that's done I'm going to put > > up a bounty for anyone who can find a DoS attack in the patch. If no-one > > claims the bounty after a week or two I think I'll start feeling > > confident about using it in production. > > > > > > -- > > 'peter'[:-1]@petertodd.org > > 000000000000000003188926be14e5fbe2f8f9c63c9fb8e2ba4b14ab04f1c9ab > > > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Bitcoin-development mailing list > > Bitcoinfirstname.lastname@example.org > > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/bitcoin-development > > > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > _______________________________________________ > Bitcoin-development mailing list > Bitcoinemail@example.com > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/bitcoin-development > -- Jeff Garzik Bitcoin core developer and open source evangelist BitPay, Inc. https://bitpay.com/
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