Erlang distribution through firewalls

Andrae Muys <>
Mon Jan 19 00:58:27 CET 2004


Vance Shipley wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 06:49:12PM +0000, Sean Hinde wrote:
> }  
> }  Notwithstanding the advice not do do this I sometimes see situations 
> }  where excessive use of firewalls makes this necessary.
>   
> Exactly.  What I want to do is to work around the limitations 
> put in place between me and my nodes.  I administer the nodes
> but I do not administer the firewall(s).  The only thing
> available is port 22 SSH.  With SSH you can do port forwarding.
> 

Might it also be possible to setup a small VPN by using PPP/SSH to 
connect the nodes?  Along with the appropriate routes you could then 
just ignore the existence of the firewall.

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  Andrae Muys    <>
  Engineer       Braintree Communications
   "Now, allowing captured continuations to be inspected and altered at
    runtime (including binding mutation, complete rebinding of scopes,
    and call tree mutation)...  *that* is really evil.  And, I should
    point out, quite useful."        - Dan Sugalski





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