[erlang-questions] Securing link between nodes

Jordan Wilberding <>
Sat Sep 9 16:40:56 CEST 2006

Chandru wrote:
> On 08/09/06, *Jordan Wilberding* <
> <mailto:>> wrote:
>     Hello,
>     I know this question has been asked before, but I have a few more
>     questions about it.
>     I am wanting to encrypt all communications between each node
>     transparently(that is to say, without the erlang code knowing anything
>     about it). It appears the best you can do now is use SSL for
>     authentication, but it still doesn't encrypt the actual messages.
> I have never tried it, but if you configured erlang distribution over
> SSL, all communication between the nodes should be encrypted. Not just
> authentication.
> See
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/doc-5.5/lib/ssl-3.0.12/doc/html/ssl_distribution.html#5
> Chandru

Actually I did this method and it doesn't encrypt all information, as I
am able to pick up the text of messages with tcpdump.

Jordan Wilberding

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