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From "Matt Stump (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-3017) add a Message size limit
Date Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:54:34 GMT


Matt Stump commented on CASSANDRA-3017:

I would like to request a small limit by default, something on the order of <100k. I would
like users to acknowledge that they are potentially doing something harmful, and possibly
rethink their actions. Different limits should be enforced for user and cluster level communication
if at all possible because it allows us to more effectively target and scold bad actors.

> add a Message size limit
> ------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-3017
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core
>            Reporter: Jonathan Ellis
>            Assignee: T Jake Luciani
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: lhf
>         Attachments: 0001-use-the-thrift-max-message-size-for-inter-node-messa.patch,
> We protect the server from allocating huge buffers for malformed message with the Thrift
frame size (CASSANDRA-475).  But we don't have similar protection for the inter-node Message
> Adding this would be good to deal with malicious adversaries as well as a malfunctioning
cluster participant.

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