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From Ryan King <>
Subject Re: finding Cassandra servers
Date Wed, 03 Mar 2010 17:04:37 GMT
2010/3/3 Ted Zlatanov <>:
> On Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:43:19 -0600 Eric Evans <> wrote:
> EE> It's entirely possible that you've identified a problem that others
> EE> can't see, or haven't yet encountered. I don't see it, but then maybe
> EE> I'm just thick.
> Getting back to my original question, how do you (and others) find
> usable Cassandra nodes from your clients?  It's supposed to be a
> decentralized database and yet I only know of centralized ways (RRDNS)
> to locate nodes.  Contacting the seeds is not a decentralized solution
> and sidesteps the issue.  It also complicates the client unnecessarily.

Its not supposed to be a decentralized database, its supposed to be a
distributed database.

Something like RRDNS is no more complex that managing a list of seed nodes.


> EE> Either way, if you think this is important, the onus is on you to
> EE> demonstrate the merit of your idea and contrib/ or a github project is
> EE> one way to do that (the latter has the advantage of not needing to rely
> EE> on anyone else).
> I'll submit a core patch in a jira ticket.  It's much easier than
> writing a full application and IMHO much more useful because it "just
> works."  If it gets rejected I'll move to contrib/ as you and Gary
> suggested.
> Ted

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