You are absolutely correct.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 7:42:14 AM UTC-7, Shi Shei wrote:
> Thanks William!
> However, this means that hidden members are nearly useless in a sharded
> system since they can't be reached going through mongos.
> They could only be of use when connected directly to them but I don't see
> many use cases for this. You could hide the member perhaps for redundancy
> reasons or making backups.