[erlang-questions] Node communication over insecure links

Alex <>
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 ...
>
>
>  http://trapexit.org/Distributed_erlang_using_ssl_through_firewalls
>
>
> ~Michael
>
>
> 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
> terratory?
> >    thanks in advance,
> >    --Alex
>
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