Hey guys,
I'm running into what seems like a very basic problem.
I have a one node cassandra instance. Version 0.7.5. Freshly installed. Contains no data.
The cassandra.yaml is the same as the default one that is supplied, except for data/commitlog/saved_caches directories.
I also changed the addresses to point to a externally visible ip address.
The cassandra comes up nicely and is ready to accept thrift connections.
I do a nodetool and this is what I get.

10.242.217.124  Up     Normal  6.54 KB         100.00% 110022862993086789903543147927259579701

Which seems right to me.

Now I start another node. Almost identical configuration to the first one. Except the bootstrap is turned true and seeds appropriately set.
When I start the second, I notice that the second one contacts the first node to get the new token.
I see the following lines in the first machine(the seed machine).

INFO [GossipStage:1] 2011-05-05 07:00:20,427 Gossiper.java (line 628) Node /10.83.111.80 has restarted, 
now UP again
 INFO [HintedHandoff:1] 2011-05-05 07:00:55,162 HintedHandOffManager.java (line 304) Started hinted handoff for endpoint /10.83.111.80
 INFO [HintedHandoff:1] 2011-05-05 07:00:55,164 HintedHandOffManager.java (line 360) Finished hinted hand
off of 0 rows to endpoint /10.83.111.80

However when i do a node ring, I still get

10.242.217.124  Up     Normal  6.54 KB         100.00% 110022862993086789903543147927259579701

Even though the second node has come up. On the second machine the logs say

INFO [main] 2011-05-05 07:00:19,124 StorageService.java (line 504) Joining: getting load information
 INFO [main] 2011-05-05 07:00:19,124 StorageLoadBalancer.java (line 351) Sleeping 90000 ms to wait for load information...
 INFO [GossipStage:1] 2011-05-05 07:00:20,828 Gossiper.java (line 628) Node /10.242.217.124 has restarted, now UP again
 INFO [HintedHandoff:1] 2011-05-05 07:00:29,548 HintedHandOffManager.java (line 304) Started hinted handoff for endpoint /10.242.217.124
 INFO [HintedHandoff:1] 2011-05-05 07:00:29,550 HintedHandOffManager.java (line 360) Finished hinted handoff of 0 rows to endpoint /10.242.217.124
 INFO [main] 2011-05-05 07:01:49,137 StorageService.java (line 504) Joining: getting bootstrap token
 INFO [main] 2011-05-05 07:01:49,148 BootStrapper.java (line 148) New token will be 24952271262852174037699496069317526837 to assume load from /10.242.217.124
 INFO [main] 2011-05-05 07:01:49,150 Mx4jTool.java (line 72) Will not load MX4J, mx4j-tools.jar is not in the classpath
 INFO [main] 2011-05-05 07:01:49,259 CassandraDaemon.java (line 112) Binding thrift service to /10.83.111.80:9160
 INFO [main] 2011-05-05 07:01:49,262 CassandraDaemon.java (line 126) Using TFastFramedTransport with a max frame size of 15728640 bytes.
 INFO [Thread-5] 2011-05-05 07:01:49,266 CassandraDaemon.java (line 154) Listening for thrift clients...

This seems to indicate that the second node has joined the ring. And has gotten its key range. 
Am I missing anything?

Thanks!