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From Ryan King <>
Subject Re: If one seed node crash, how can I add one seed node?
Date Tue, 07 Dec 2010 21:55:53 GMT
On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 1:07 PM, Eric Gilmore <> wrote:

> What would comprise a sane and reasonably balanced list?  Should there be a
> certain proportion of seeds per total nodes?  Any other considerations
> besides a) list must be identical on all nodes and b) you can't
> auto-bootstrap a seed node?

Here's what we've used. No warranty beyond "works for us"

1) have more than 1 seed unless you can tolerate cluster outages
2) the the nodes should converge on agreement, but temporary discrepancies
in the seed lists on each node are acceptable
3) add seeds from pre-bootstrapped nodes


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