You can use a host name in config, but it will be resolved to an IP at startup and IP address will be broadcast. 

Aaron Morton
Freelance Developer

On 2/05/2012, at 2:55 PM, Tom Duffield wrote:

There is a push to use Akamai IPA to accelerate traffic between our Cassandra nodes. Ignoring all other complexities this introduces, is it possible to use CNAMEs for broadcast addresses? I'm also assuming this restricts us to using only the PropertyFileSnitch (since we are not strictly in the Amazon space)