It returned false in rpc console after typing eth.syncing, and eth.blockNumber returned 11243029 while the latest block on ropsten.etherscan.io is 11258008, about 15000 blocks behind! Where's the problem?

My init command

geth --ropsten --syncmode "snap" --cache=1024 --http --http.api "eth,net,web3,personal,admin" --http.addr <my http addr> --http.port <my port> --maxpeers "32" --allow-insecure-unlock

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Problem solved. It turns out that ropsten has a erroneous split in early September, since then if you use "snap/fast" mode, you'll be hooked to a wrong chain.

relevant link here: https://www.reddit.com/r/ethdev/comments/posgnx/psa_ropsten_testnet_has_a_large_erroneous_split/

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