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

Bruce Fitzsimons <>
Wed Mar 25 10:02:45 CET 2009


Great work Dan, thanks for the reply and the not-insignificant-work of  
making SSL distribution work again.

Cheers,
Bruce


On 25/03/2009, at 8:15 PM, Dan Gudmundsson wrote:

>
> Yes it was broken in at least R12B-5, it is fixed again in R13A.
>
> And I worded the OTP-7536 like that because I thought but didn't  
> know (and had no time to
> investigate) if it only was the documentation that was the problem,  
> turns out the code was
> broken.
>
> I guess the docs still need work, but the code works now :-)
>
> /Dan
>
> Kris Prieb wrote:
>> 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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