[erlang-questions] Setting socket buffers on SSL sockets

Ingela Anderton Andin <>
Fri Oct 31 11:18:10 CET 2008


Hi!

The old ssl implementation has many limitations when it comes to socket 
options, as it is a framework
around the openssl implementation and the actual ssl-socket is buried 
deep down in openssl.
The new ssl implementation on the other hand is an erlang solution that 
only uses openssl for payload
encryption/decryption and  sining/verification through the 
crypto-driver, but handles the communication part in erlang
and the latest ssl-3.10 supports all inet-socket-options. (Will be 
released in R12B-5 on 5 of November)
The new implementation still will have a few limitations and hence can 
not yet fully replace the old ssl but for the most
common case scenarios it  will probably do fine.

Regards Ingela Erlang/OTP - Ericsson

> Hi,

> Is there any technical reason that socket buffers can't be set on SSL
> sockets or is it just that it hasn't been implemented yet?

> Thanks,
> Colm




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