Connecting via CLI to local host with a port number has never been successful for me in Snow Leopard.  No amount of reading suggestions and varying the approach has worked.  So I'm going to talk to Cassandra via its API, from Java.

But I noticed that in some code samples that call the API from Java, ports are also in play.  In using Derby in Java I've never had to designate any ports.  Is such a  strategy available with Cassandra?

 - Bob Futrelle
   Northeastern U.