Questions on configuring public and private ips for riak on ubuntu

Alexander Sicular siculars at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 23:15:48 EST 2012


this is a "Very Bad" idea. do not expose your riak instance over a public ip address. riak has no internal security mechanism to keep people from doing very bad things to your data, configuration, etc.

-Alexander Sicular

@siculars

On Mar 5, 2012, at 12:43 AM, Tim Robinson wrote:

> Hello all,
> 
> I have a few questions on networking configs for riak.
> 
> I have both a public ip and a private ip for each riak node. I want Riak to communicate over the private ip addresses to take advantage of free bandwidth, but I would also like the option to interface with riak using the public ip's if need be (i.e. for testing / demo's etc).
> 
> I'm gathering that the way people to this is by setting up app.config to use ip "0.0.0.0" to listen for all ip's. I'm also gathering vm.args needs to have a unique name in the cluster so I would need to use the hostname for the -name option (i.e. riak at www.fake-node-domain-name-1.com).
> 
> My hosts file would contain:
> 
> 127.0.0.1  localhost.localdomain                  localhost
> x.x.x.x    www.fake-node-domain-name-1.com        mynode-1
> ....
> 
> where x.x.x.x is the public ip not the private.
> 
> This is where I start to get lost.
> 
> As it sits, if I attempt to join using the private ip's i will get the unreachable error - yet I can telnet connect to/from the equivalent nodes. 
> 
> So I could add a second IP to the hosts file, but since I need to keep the public one as well, how is that riak is going to use the private ips for gissip ring, hinted hand-off, ... etc etc.
> 
> There's obviously some networking basics I am missing.
> 
> Any guidance from those of you who have done this?
> 
> Thanks.
> Tim
> 
> 
> 
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