Thanks Jun and Joel. I've got my Kafka development instance up and running. I do have a few questions through:

1. In /bin I note that there is kafka-server-stop.sh and zookeeper-server-stop.sh. I assume the scripts should be executed in this order for a clean shutdown?
2. Clearly absent are shutdown scripts for the producer and consumer. Does this reflect the overall design decisions about Kafka's push/pull model wherein any type of producer or consumer shutdown will not impact the broker? If so, no need for an explicit shutdown script. Is that correct?

From: "Joel Koshy" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2:11:22 PM
Subject: Re: Unable To Run QuickStart From CLI

You will need to use the ConsoleConsumer (see the bin directory) or create
a Java/Scala consumer connector.
On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 9:41 AM, Christopher Alexander <
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