[erlang-questions] where to find correct documentation for erlang distribution over SSL?

Bruce Fitzsimons bruce@REDACTED
Tue Mar 24 21:25:05 CET 2009

Hi Kris, list,

Is OTP-7536 actually fixed? I can't see any reference to it moving from 
"known" to "fixed". Was it really just documentation?

I've not revisted or retested SSL distribution since I created the patch 
to make it work and then lost interest in the proto-project that 
required it for Front End to Back End communcation across the internet. 
That was on R11B-5. I don't know if it has been reworked to work out of 
the box in later releases, or if my convoluted patch was accepted in 
some form, and I've not had a chance to look. Can anyone from OTP comment?

I know the Erlang SSL infrastructure has evolved, and SSL distribution 
wasn't overly loved/used by customers (apparently) but it is great 


Kris Prieb wrote:
> Michael, I'm already familiar with the contents at the link you
> mentioned through a lot of googling, but thanks anyway.
> After some further noodling around I've been able to establish an SSL
> connection to a single node where I've created the initiating
> (non-erlang node) end point myself using the SSL application.  I still
> am unable get the full erlang distribution running on SSL, however, so
> I remain open to suggestions.
> Kris
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 16:01:58 -0700
> From: Michael McDaniel <erlangy@REDACTED>
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] where to find correct documentation
>        for     erlang distribution over SSL?
> To: erlang-questions@REDACTED
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>  old, but possibly will assist ...
>  http://trapexit.org/Distributed_erlang_using_ssl_through_firewalls
> ~M
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 04:35:51PM -0500, Kris Prieb wrote:
>> I have been trying to start erlang distribution over SSL using SSL
>> 3.10 in OTP R12-B5 by following Section 5 of the SSL User's Guide
>> (http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/ssl/usersguide_frame.html). ?I have
>> gotten two nodes up, but I cannot get them to successfully
>> net_adm:ping/1 each other.?(I get a pang not a pong).  I only just
>> read that the documentation for distribution over SSL is in fact not
>> entirely correct.  As noted in the release notes for SSL 3.10:
>> "1.1.3 Known Bugs and Problems
>> Running erlang distribution over ssl don't work as described in the
>> documentation.
>> Own Id: OTP-7536"
>> Does anyone know where I might find correct documentation on erlang
>> distribution over SSL, or alternatively, what parts of the current
>> documentation are incorrect and how?
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Kris
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