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From Benoit Chesneau <>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1259) Replication ID is not stable if local server has a dynamic port number
Date Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:15:25 GMT
On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 7:08 AM, Dustin Sallings <> wrote:
> Benoit Chesneau <>
> writes:
>> i am with my laptop in an office. Start a replication with a remote node.
>> my laptop get an ip/port from dhcp, the remote has an ip / address.
>> I'm moving in another office. connect to the dhcp. there is also a
>> remote node with same ip/adress port than the first one but for
>> confidentiality i shouldn't replicate to it. It is expected that the
>> replication stop at this point.
>> This scenario is more obvious if we take the example of someone gong
>> from one stair to the other using the wifi.
>   IMO, it makes more sense to optimize for the case where people don't
> create two servers with the same name and/or IP address in two different
> networks a single user is likely to connect to, but where the two
> servers have different replication policies that should be handled
> implicitly and SSL/TLS is not used to confirm the correct server is in
> place.
>   Mysteriously running either two or zero replicas on my laptop for a
> single configured backend would *almost* be excusable with your
> justifications if it didn't fix itself when I restarted CouchDB.
> --
> dustin
Just ask around you how many people aren't changing the default port
of couchdb and pur their servers in usual ip ranges you expect from a
server. Imo a port change is a significant event.

- benoit

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