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From "Brandon Williams (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-2274) Restrict Cassandra cluster node joins to a list of named hosts
Date Mon, 07 Nov 2011 23:06:51 GMT

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Brandon Williams commented on CASSANDRA-2274:
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bq. I agree that encryption is part of the solution, not the solution for this I'm sorry to
say, unless you choose to become your own CA

Using encryption requires that you issue certs, so inherently you are becoming a CA when you
use it.

bq. it also doesn't solve the problem of we only want a select group of nodes in

Yes, it does.  Don't issue certs to nodes you don't want in the cluster, revoke them for malicious
nodes.
                
> Restrict Cassandra cluster node joins to a list of named hosts
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-2274
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-2274
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core
>    Affects Versions: 0.7.2
>         Environment: All
>            Reporter: Andrew Schiefelbein
>
> Because firewalls and employees are not infallible it would be nice to restrict the ability
of any node to join a cluster to a list of named hosts in the configuration so that someone
would be unable to start a node and replicate all the data locally.  I understand that in
order to do this the person must know the seed servers and the cluster name and to extract
the data they will need a userid and password but another level of security would be to force
them to execute any brute force attack from a locked down server instead of replicating all
the data locally.  

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