[erlang-questions] Node communication over insecure links
Thu Nov 20 18:17:40 CET 2008
Thank you, that is a definite lead in the right direction.
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:52 AM, Michael McDaniel <>wrote:
> 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
> > much.
> > 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
> > thanks in advance,
> > --Alex
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> Michael McDaniel
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