[erlang-questions] Node communication over insecure links

Alex <>
Mon Nov 24 04:53:37 CET 2008


Yes, everyone's answers have been great.  Interception was not the proper
term for me to be use, I guess 'deducted' would be a better term to use for
the scenario in question.

On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Per Hedeland <> wrote:

> Alex <> wrote:
> >
> >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.
>
> I think you already received a good answer, and I'm not suggesting that
> running the communication in cleartext across the Internet is OK -
> however the cookie is never sent on the wire, so it can't be
> "intercepted" *there*.
>
> --Per Hedeland
>
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