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From Jens Alfke <j...@couchbase.com>
Subject Re: Documents not added if bind address != used host
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:04:09 GMT

On Aug 31, 2011, at 1:38 PM, Markus Jelsma wrote:

Is it considered a feature to be able to end up in this mess - starting two
instances but getting different data depending on bind address?

It’s just a general capability of IP — being able to listen on a specific interface. You
have a server listening on the loopback interface only, and another bound to your primary
interface. The two instances won't even know about each other, they’re just independent
processes. And yes, this is considered very useful in some circumstances, like if a server
has two network interfaces with a different IP address on each one and wants to run the same
service (but a different instance of it) at each address.

—Jens

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