This article looks at hostname verification for internode encryption, which is designed to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks. This is a follow-up to the first hardening Cassandra post that explored internode encryption. If you have not already done so, take a moment and read through the earlier post before proceeding.

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It’s been a while since we introduced our tlp-stress tool, and we wanted to give a status update to showcase the improvements we’ve made since our first blog post in October. In this post we’ll show you what we’ve been working on these last 8 months.

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The Last Pickle will be presenting at DataStax Accelerate on May 21-23, 2019 in the US in National Harbor.

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One of the exciting features coming in Cassandra 4.0 is the addition of Virtual Tables. They will expose elements like configuration settings, metrics, or running compactions through the CQL interface instead of JMX for more convenient access. This post explains what Virtual Tables are and walks through the various types that will be available in version 4.0.

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