[erlang-questions] two questions: secure traffic and
Sat Oct 20 06:35:29 CEST 2012
On Oct 20, 2012, at 12:18 AM, Wes James wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 10:13 PM, Siraaj Khandkar <>wrote:
>> On Oct 20, 2012, at 12:02 AM, Wes James wrote:
>>> I finally have some of the functionality of:
>>> updated from just PC management to Linux and Mac.
>>> I have some questions regarding secure traffic and running as a root
>>> process for some comands on linux/mac.
>>> 1. How do I secure the traffic between nodes? I tried to find the email
>>> about that the cookie was really not a security item and that the traffic
>>> is just tcp. What is best practice to secure traffic between nodes?
>> Currently, the stable choice is a VPN tunnel between nodes on an untrusted
>> Alternatively, if you feel like exploring new grounds, you can try
>> over SSH. Kenji Rikitake made the proof of concept here:
> Ok thanks for these!
You're very welcome.
>>> 2. On windows, I install the service and it has admin privs to do most
>>> anything. What would the best way be to install an erlang service that
>>> needs to do "root" work on linux/mac systems?
> I've always used sudo with a password, but it looks like I could set up a
> user that doesn't require a password:
> Is there a different way? Since when the app would sudo command remotely,
> it would ask for a password where there's no way to type it in.
As long as you have "NOPASSWD:" option configured, it should work just as well
over SSH as it does at a console. I do it all the time.
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