I think, if kafka can not identify hostname by its own, try to set the hostname in the server.properties.
Would this work for you?
Am 20.06.2013 um 17:56 schrieb "Yu, Libo " <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> I set up kafka on a linux vm player. There is no hostname with it.
> So I used IP in all configuration files. I assume that should work.
> But I got an exception and kafka asked for hostname. That seems
> to be a bug.