Milan Majercik created CASSANDRA-12673:
Summary: Nodes cannot see each other in multi-DC, non-EC2
environment with two-interface nodes due to outbound node-to-node connection
binding to private interface
Issue Type: Improvement
Environment: Multi-DC, non-EC2 environment with two-interface nodes
Reporter: Milan Majercik
We have a two-DC cluster in non-EC2 environment with each node containing two
interfaces, one using private addresses for intra-DC communication and the
other using public addresses for inter-DC communication. After proper
configuration setup needed for this kind of environment we observed nodes
cannot see each other.
The configuration changes made for this purpose are as follows:
listen_address: bound to private interface
broadcast_address: bound to public address
prefer_local=true (in cassandra-rackdc.properties)
Upon restart, cassandra node contacts other nodes with their public addresses
which is essential for making contacts to foreign data centers. After
exhaustive investigation we found cassandra binds outbound node-to-node
connections to private interface (the one specified in listen_address) that
poses a problem for our environment as these data centers do not allow
connections from private interface to public network.
A portion of cassandra code responsible for local binding of outbound
connections can be found in method
After we commented out these two lines and deployed cassandra.jar across the
cluster, the nodes were able to see each other and everything appears to be
working fine, including two-DC setup.
Do you think it's possible to remove these two lines without negative
consequences? Alternatively, if the local binding serves some specific purpose
of which I'm ignorant would it be possible to make it configurable?
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