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

Kris Prieb <>
Wed Mar 25 15:16:47 CET 2009


Yes, Dan, thank you for your reply and for your work.  SSL
distribution is a terrific feature.

Kris

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 4:02 AM, Bruce Fitzsimons <> wrote:
> 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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