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

Kris Prieb <>
Tue Mar 24 22:30:32 CET 2009


Hi Bruce, list,

Yes, you might be right: I may have misinterpreted the release note to
mean only that the documentation was wrong.  Perhaps distribution over
SSL is in fact broken in SSL 3.10 (OTP R12B5).  I just assumed that it
was working because the release just prior, SSL 3.9 (OTP R12B4), has
the following release note:

"Erlang distribution over ssl was broken after R11B-0, this has now been fixed.
Own Id: OTP-7004"

I second the request for comment from someone from OTP.

I also agree that distribution over SSL is *great* functionality.  If
it has been broken I hope it gets fixed again for R13.

Kris

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Bruce Fitzsimons <> wrote:
> 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
> functionality.
>
> Cheers,
> Bruce
>
> 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 <>
>> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] where to find correct documentation
>>       for     erlang distribution over SSL?
>> To: 
>> Message-ID: <>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
>>
>>
>>  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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>>
>> --
>> Michael McDaniel
>> Portland, Oregon, USA
>> http://autosys.us
>> http://mmcdaniel.com/erlview
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