[zeromq-dev] Titanic SP with encrypted data transfer

Wes Young wes at barely3am.com
Fri Dec 14 12:28:14 CET 2012


this has been on my list for some time, slowly moving up the priority chain... (current target is mid-spring)


if you wanna port it up the 3x tree and fiddle with it a bit. haven't touched it in a few months, and even then, only "got it to compile".

could someone post this to the encryption doc as a reference? i can't due to "low karma.." :)

On Dec 14, 2012, at 4:52 AM, Jovan Kostovski wrote:

> Thank you very much for the answer Pieter,
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 12:23 AM, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 11:42 PM, Jovan Kostovski <chombium at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I know that ZeroMQ supports TLS
>>> shared keys encryption...
>> It doesn't, yet, unfortunately.
> Hm... I know that ZMQ does not support it by it self,but I saw some
> example[1] which use TLS shared key encryption, so I wanted now what
> are the options...
>> If you need encryption, you will need to either do it at a lower layer
>> (VPN)
> If I use VPN it won't affect the the ZMQ sockets and messages, It
> would just be a ZMQ communication through a secure channel, right.
>> You can also encrypt per message, using pre-shared keys, which is the
>> least nasty option IMO.
> I think I'll go for this solution because it does not affect the ZMQ
> messaging layer and it would be easy just to encrypt the message
> payload (the message bodies)
>> I do hope we find a better general solution at some stage; you are not
>> the only person who hits this.
> Are there any ideas how to support this except the once on
> http://www.zeromq.org/topics:encryption ?
> I'm willing to help in the development
> BR, Jovan
> References:
> [1] https://github.com/ianbarber/TLSZMQ
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