[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ Completely Unusable

Kayode Odeyemi dreyemi at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 20:35:46 BST 2011

On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 7:28 PM, SixDegrees <paulcarlisle at comcast.net> wrote:

> I had Celery/RabbitMQ running perfectly on Friday. After a reboot, none of
> the rabbitmqctl commands work; they all return the message:
> Status of node rabbit at basalt ...
> Error: unable to connect to node rabbit at basalt: nodedown
> diagnostics:
> - nodes and their ports on basalt: [{rabbitmqctl4119,39973}]
> - current node: rabbitmqctl4119 at basalt
> - current node home dir: /var/lib/rabbitmq
> - current node cookie hash: 21qdNRGvqYUEWK3+aXB7wA==
> The port and nodename suffix are different each time, and the cookie hash
> does not correspond to the one in /var/lib/rabbitmq/.erlang.cookie, nor can
> I find any other instance of the cookie file on the machine. Hostname
> 'basalt' is listed in /etc/hosts under '  basalt'; this has not
> been changed since Friday.
> This looks like environment and configuration problem. I once had this
and the help I got from this list is to make sure the cookie files are

In your initial setup, were the cookie files in sync?

> I have tried starting rabbitmq-server at runtime as a service; and at the
> command line with no arguments and with the '-detached' argument, all with
> similar results.
> What do I have to do to recover my previously working system? Failing that,
> what do I have to delete to get RabbitMQ back to a working, uninitialized
> state?
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Odeyemi 'Kayode O.
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