[erlang-questions] Node communication over insecure links

Michael McDaniel erlangy@REDACTED
Thu Nov 20 17:52:57 CET 2008

 old but may get you started ...



On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:38:06AM -0500, Alex wrote:
>    Hey all,
>    Tried digging around the archives for this one, but didnt come up with
>    much.
>    Just started playing with Erlang a few weeks ago, and like it a lot.
>    Nice breath of fresh air after spending years fighting with shared
>    memory thread programming. :)
>    Anyway, my question is in regard to communication between instances
>    over insecure networks and/or nodes.  The case example is a network of
>    IRC servers.  Having all nodes in the same Erlang instance would be
>    nice, and would make cross server communication a snap. Only issue is
>    that if someone intercepts the magic cookiee, they gain access to all
>    nodes,  Not a good thing.
>    Is there any way to encrypt node communication over SSL in the default
>    runtime, or is this something that would have to be handed off to user
>    code in a port?  Another thing that would be nice to have is the
>    ability to authenticate remote nodes based on priv/pub key
>    authentication, possible?  or does it fall into roll you own terratory?
>    thanks in advance,
>    --Alex

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Michael McDaniel
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