[erlang-questions] Message Passing over the 'Net

Matt Williamson <>
Thu Aug 14 16:29:06 CEST 2008


Yes, I just found that article and was about to reply with it as well.

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 8:59 AM, Kevin A. Smith
<>wrote:

> If you're willing to patch your Erlang installation, there's this
> recipe on trapexit.org which illustrates how to make distributed
> Erlang work over SSL in a firewall-friendly fashion:
>
> http://www.trapexit.org/Distributed_erlang_using_ssl_through_firewalls
>
> I've used it in some prototyping code and it seems to work fine.
>
> --Kevin
> On Aug 13, 2008, at 9:02 AM, Timothy Baldridge wrote:
>
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I'm a recent convert to Erlang. I'm still reading up a bit on the
> > language, then I plan on trying out some basic "Hello World" apps
> > before diving into a more complex program.
> >
> > I have a few questions about Erlang's message passing. I understand
> > the basic idea behind message passing in Erlang, and how processes can
> > be distributed to other physical machines. Is there a way to pass
> > messages like this across a rather unsafe medium like the Internet?
> > For instance, I'd like to write a client/server app where users can
> > login to the main server over the Internet. Both ends of the program
> > will be in Erlang. Now I know I could write marshaling routines to
> > pack and unpack the data on either end, and shove the packaged data
> > over TCP/IP, but it would be much nicer if Erlang had a way that was
> > as simple as PID ! message.
> >
> > And secondly, if the above is possible, is it possible to encrypt the
> > communication by piping it through a SSL connection? I'm sure there
> > has to be something like this.
> >
> > Thanks for the help, as a big fan of the Python language, let me say
> > that Erlang's feature set was what made me decide to switch. Python
> > has many bottlenecks, and Erlang, while different, takes care of most
> > of these issues.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Timothy
> >
> > --
> > Two wrights don't make a rong, they make an airplane. Or bicycles.
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