Software upgrade of nodes

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Since this is a private blockchain in a future version if the genesis (admin) node updates its Multichain software will all the peer nodes automatically upgrade?

asked Nov 16, 2015 by senthil

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No, each node needs to update its software individually. It wouldn't be technically possible for one node to update the software at another directly, but I guess it would be possible to have some kind of auto-update mechanism, like Chrome or Firefox use.
answered Nov 16, 2015 by MultiChain
I think each node doing it like Chrome or Firefox is fine (but remember that works only when nodes have internet access, which most likely will not be the case). Comparing it with Bitcoin - it has a democratic model where nodes can decide and once there is a critical mass, other nodes have to follow to ensure they are compatible in the system

In a private BC, once the admin nodes upgrade, they may want to force the others to do it. Actual enforcement approach can be decided later.