Hi All,

Many thanks for the responses. You helped enormously. I was in fact talking to the wrong port. It should have been 9160 rather than 8888.
I just assumed that the port the cassandra server displayed when starting up was the one I should be talking to, my bad. I should have read the config file.

Once I have something working I'll write a new post back with a couple of examples here to help future newbies on how to talk to cassandra from erlang, since those examples are not present on the cassandra/thrift wiki as far as I can tell.

Thanks,

Jason

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 1:34 PM, <Jeremey.Barrett@nokia.com> wrote:
I think you want port 9160, not 8888... dt_socket != thrift.

Jeremey.

On Mar 4, 2010, at 2:02 AM, ext J T wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I've been trying to piece together some notion of how to use cassandra from an erlang client.
>
> So far I have managed to come up with the following, but it doesn't work.
>
> Unfortunately there does not seem to be any decent documentation on the subject I can find with googling so I'm hoping some more experienced members of this mailing list can point out what I'm doing wrong.
>
> I'm using cassandra 0.5, and I think the latest version of thrift.
>
> I generated the thrift erlang client code using:
>
> $ thrift -r --gen erl cassandra.thrift
>
> And compiled and copied that into my ebin area, along with the rest of the thrift erlc library code.
>
> I start cassandra using its default config bin/cassandra -f and there are no apparent errors:
>
> $ bin/cassandra -f
> Listening for transport dt_socket at address: 8888
> INFO - Sampling index for /var/lib/cassandra/data/system/LocationInfo-9-Data.db
> INFO - Replaying /var/lib/cassandra/commitlog/CommitLog-1267655779083.log
> INFO - Log replay complete
> INFO - Saved Token found: 141354730401634313333347303685581151939
> INFO - Starting up server gossip
> INFO - Cassandra starting up...
>
> then after a few seconds, it displays this:
>
> Debugger failed to attach: timeout during handshake
>
> Then from an erl vm I try the following:
>
> rr(cassandra_types).
> {ok, C} = thrift_client:start_link("localhost",8888, cassandra_thrift).
> thrift_client:call( C,
>                   'insert',
>                   [ "Keyspace1",
>                     "1",
>                     #columnPath{column_family="Standard1", column="email"},
>                     "ted@example.com<mailto:ted@example.com>",
>                     1,
>                     1
>                     ] ).
>
> Unfortunately, although I get a cassandra_thrift client connection, the call to insert fails with :
>
> =ERROR REPORT==== 4-Mar-2010::07:57:50 ===
> ** Generic server <0.333.0> terminating
> ** Last message in was {call,insert,
>                             ["Keyspace1","1",
>                              {columnPath,"Standard1",undefined,"email"},
>                              "ted@example.com<mailto:ted@example.com>",1,1]}
> ** When Server state == {state,cassandra_thrift,
>                         {protocol,thrift_binary_protocol,
>                          {binary_protocol,
>                           {transport,thrift_buffered_transport,<0.334.0>},
>                           true,true}},
>                         0}
> ** Reason for termination ==
> ** {{case_clause,{error,closed}},
>    [{thrift_client,read_result,3},
>     {thrift_client,catch_function_exceptions,2},
>     {thrift_client,handle_call,3},
>     {gen_server,handle_msg,5},
>     {proc_lib,init_p_do_apply,3}]}
> ** exception exit: {case_clause,{error,closed}}
>     in function  thrift_client:read_result/3
>     in call from thrift_client:catch_function_exceptions/2
>     in call from thrift_client:handle_call/3
>     in call from gen_server:handle_msg/5
>     in call from proc_lib:init_p_do_apply/3
>
> Cassandra itself reports nothing.
>
> -- JT.