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From Daniel Hölbling-Inzko <>
Subject Re: Understanding gossip and seeds
Date Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:08:54 GMT
Seeds are there to bootstrap a node for the very first time when it's has
zero knowledge about the ring.

I think I also read somewhere that seed nodes are periodically queried for
some sanity checks and therefore one should not include too many nodes in
the seed list.
kurt greaves <> schrieb am Sa. 22. Juli 2017 um 01:48:

> Haven't checked the code but pretty sure it's because it will always use
> the known state stored in the system tables. the seeds in the yaml are
> mostly for initial set up, used to discover the rest of the nodes in the
> ring.
> Once that's done there is little reason to refer to them again, unless
> forced.

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