Sounds like 

http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.db.cassandra.user/14498
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-2371

Aaron


On 3 Apr 2011, at 09:42, Jason Harvey wrote:

Greetings all,

I removetoken'd a node a few weeks back and completely shut down the
node which owned that token. Every few days, it shows back up in the
ring as "Down" and I have to removetoken it again. Thinking it was an
issue with gossip, I shut the ring completely down, deleted all of the
hints (just in case), and brought it backup. Yet again, it popped up a
couple days later.

I completely terminated the instance which the node was running on, so
I know it definitely isn't coming back.

Any ideas? This is on 0.7.4.


Thanks,
Jason