[erlang-questions] Erlang accepting SSL connection is really slow (comparing to C++)

Ingela Andin <>
Tue Apr 10 20:04:59 CEST 2012


> After looking around on other SSL server created in erlang, it seems that
> they use some kind of driver for SSL/TLS connection, my examples are
> RabbitMQ and EjabberD.
> Nowhere there is ssl:ssl_accept in their Erlang code, I haven't investigate
> a lot, but it seems they have created their own driver in order to upgrade
> the TCP Socket to a SSL/TLS one.
> Is that because there is an issue with Erlang's module SSL ? Does anyone
> know why they are using custom driver for SSL/TLS ?

I am pretty sure this is because the old ssl-implementation did not
support SSL/TLS upgrade.

Regards Ingela Erlang/OTP team Ericsson AB

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