I am testing a private ethereum network using
Geth 1.9.x. On all instances serving RPC (universally enabled CORS), a series of 3 accounts are created (always the same 3 addresses):
0xb50970d977fe010dfb6f6759bb5c832a8ef0017b 0xa33281e32fcf19ff284e0381bcfb426f5e7c0f58 0xffa4658ff14e486a3a57cc7163c153724c9d1904
If I delete the files in the keystore, new files are eventually created again, with the same account addresses, though. Relaunched new instances a dozen times, same thing always happens.
I have no access to these accounts (passphrases unknown). Nothing else seems to be happening.
Gethinstance works ok.
Other nodes without
JSON-RPC enabled are unaffected, until they are enabled. On occasion, accounts have insterted themselves in between two previously created accounts.
Environment is a clean
Ubuntu 20.04 AWS VM (open
TCP/UDP 8500-8599) with JSON-RPC HTTP server running on one of these ports (not on
8545). Also open
ssh 22 and
TCP/UDP 30300-30399. Private key authentication for
Is this a security issue, a bug, or a feature?