Just installed cassandra 1.1.1 and run:

root@carlo-laptop:/tmp# cassandra-cli -h localhost
Connected to: "Test Cluster" on localhost/9160
Welcome to Cassandra CLI version 1.1.1

Type 'help;' or '?' for help.
Type 'quit;' or 'exit;' to quit.

[default@unknown] create keyspace accounts
...      with placement_strategy = 'NetworkTopologyStrategy'
...      and strategy_options = {dc-test : 2}
...      and durable_writes = true;
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Waiting for schema agreement...
... schemas agree across the cluster
[default@unknown]
[default@unknown] use accounts;
Authenticated to keyspace: accounts
[default@accounts]
[default@accounts] create column family Users
...      with column_type = 'Standard'
...      and comparator = 'BytesType'
...      and default_validation_class = 'BytesType'
...      and key_validation_class = 'TimeUUIDType';
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Waiting for schema agreement...
... schemas agree across the cluster
[default@accounts] list Users;
Using default limit of 100
Using default column limit of 100
null
UnavailableException()
    at org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Cassandra$get_range_slices_result.read(Cassandra.java:12346)
    at org.apache.thrift.TServiceClient.receiveBase(TServiceClient.java:78)
    at org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Cassandra$Client.recv_get_range_slices(Cassandra.java:692)
    at org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Cassandra$Client.get_range_slices(Cassandra.java:676)
    at org.apache.cassandra.cli.CliClient.executeList(CliClient.java:1425)
    at org.apache.cassandra.cli.CliClient.executeCLIStatement(CliClient.java:273)
    at org.apache.cassandra.cli.CliMain.processStatementInteractive(CliMain.java:219)
    at org.apache.cassandra.cli.CliMain.main(CliMain.java:346)
[default@accounts] root@carlo-laptop:/tmp#
root@carlo-laptop:/tmp# cat /etc/cassandra/cassandra-topology.properties
127.0.0.1:dc-test:my-notebook
root@carlo-laptop:/tmp#


I did not find anything relevant in JIRA. The setup is a single instance cassandra in my notebook running the default cassandra 1.1.1 of debian repo.
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  Carlo Pires