[erlang-questions] Node communication over insecure links
Thu Nov 20 17:52:57 CET 2008
old but may get you started ...
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:38:06AM -0500, Alex wrote:
> Hey all,
> Tried digging around the archives for this one, but didnt come up with
> Just started playing with Erlang a few weeks ago, and like it a lot.
> Nice breath of fresh air after spending years fighting with shared
> memory thread programming. :)
> Anyway, my question is in regard to communication between instances
> over insecure networks and/or nodes. The case example is a network of
> IRC servers. Having all nodes in the same Erlang instance would be
> nice, and would make cross server communication a snap. Only issue is
> that if someone intercepts the magic cookiee, they gain access to all
> nodes, Not a good thing.
> Is there any way to encrypt node communication over SSL in the default
> runtime, or is this something that would have to be handed off to user
> code in a port? Another thing that would be nice to have is the
> ability to authenticate remote nodes based on priv/pub key
> authentication, possible? or does it fall into roll you own terratory?
> thanks in advance,
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