Upgrade to 0.8.5 or commit 5ca5a69b needed by February 20

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Forrest Voight

Feb 17, 2012, 4:12:33 PM2/17/12
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On February 20th, all Bitcoin clients will switch to using checksums
when they initially connect to peers, as further explained in [1].
This will affect P2Pool because the p2pool daemon makes a local P2P
connection to bitcoind in order to listen for new blocks.

I didn't know about this until about three weeks ago, so P2Pool only
had support after this commit:

commit 582d6eac0e6a4e0058afddfd232b27824da0fe38
Author: Forrest Voight <for...@forre.st>
Date: Fri Feb 10 12:47:23 2012 -0500

always use checksum in bitcoin p2p communications after
1329696000. thanks to gmaxwell for saving p2pool!

Please upgrade P2Pool to version 0.8.5 or a newer commit from git.
Un-upgraded P2Pool nodes will freeze on startup at this point:

2012-02-17 16:11:36.868416 Testing bitcoind P2P connection to

Thank you!

1. http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/2788/what-are-the-february-20-changes-to-the-bitcoin-protocol

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