Using SSL for Erlang Distribution

Julian Tibble <>
Wed Sep 14 12:20:01 CEST 2005


I'm having trouble with R10B-7 and using SSL for communication between
distributed nodes.

REPRODUCTION STEPS: follow these instructions...

The instructions work on R10B-6. On R10B-7, when you get to the step:

  $ erl -boot /home/me/ssl/start_ssl -proto_dist inet_ssl -sname ssl_test
  Erlang (BEAM) emulator version 5.0 [source]

  Eshell V5.0  (abort with ^G)

The command actually produces no output and just hangs. Using "top"
shows that beam is using no CPU time, so it is perhaps some kind
of deadlock, rather than livelock. Hitting CTRL-C brings up the

  BREAK: (a)bort (c)ontinue (p)roc info (i)nfo (l)oaded
         (v)ersion (k)ill (D)b-tables (d)istribution

menu ok.

Thanks for any help you can offer,

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