[erlang-questions] Node communication over insecure links

Kevin A. Smith <>
Thu Nov 20 19:37:50 CET 2008


FWIW - I applied those changes to a reasonably recent version, R12B-2  
or 3, I think, and experimented with it on EC2. Works just fine AFAICT.

I see this question come up a few times a year on the list. Would the  
OTP team be interested in a patch implementing this? If so, I'd be  
willing to take it on.

--Kevin
On Nov 20, 2008, at 12:17 PM, Alex wrote:

> 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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