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  1. Cassandra
  2. CASSANDRA-1777

The describe_host API method is misleading in that it returns the interface associated with gossip traffic

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Fix Version/s: 0.8.4
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      If the hardware is configured to use separate interfaces for thrift and gossip, the gossip interface will be returned, given the results come out of the ReplicationStrategy eventually.

      I understand the approach, but given this is on the API, it effective worthless in situations of host auto discovery via describe_ring from a client. I actually see this as the primary use case of this method - why else would I care about the gossip iface from the client perspective? It's current form should be relegated to JMX only.

      At the same time, we should add port information as well.

      describe_splits probably has similar issues.

      I see the potential cart-before-horse issues here and that this will probably be non-trivial to fix, but I think "give me a set of all the hosts to which I can talk" is pretty important from a client perspective.

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              • Assignee:
                brandon.williams Brandon Williams
                Reporter:
                zznate Nate McCall
                Reviewer:
                Jonathan Ellis
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