[zeromq-dev] proxying CURVE ?
l.alebarde at free.fr
Fri Nov 29 16:47:58 CET 2013
zmrp ? Do you mean RFC ?
Le 29/11/2013 16:42, Pieter Hintjens a écrit :
> So to make this work in libzmq you would have to add explicit proxy
> semantics to zmrp and implement in libzmq. Much like http proxying. It
> is a major project. Doable technically.
> On Nov 29, 2013 3:37 PM, "Laurent Alebarde" <l.alebarde at free.fr
> <mailto:l.alebarde at free.fr>> wrote:
> It means exactly what I wrote in my first message : proxying
> CURVE. Let me copy/paste it here:
> CLIENT (CURVE) ------- (NULL) PROXY (NULL) ---------- (CURVE) WORKER
> With the following constraints on the proxy: it SHALL be
> ROUTER/ROUTER, and SHALL maintain a table that assign on client
> always to the same worker for the socket TTL.
> So it makes sense. It has several advantages: load balance
> handchecks, enable heavier mechanisms, hide the handcheck in
> workers, behind the front-end.
> I am going to test some additional options to distinguish the
> socket mechanism option from the puplished one (the one
> communicated on the wire to the peer), so that both client and
> worker can use CURVE, but exhibit NULL to the proxy. Of course,
> the proxy here is not proxy.cpp, but a special proxy taking into
> account the constraints depicted above.
> CLIENT (CURVE)(NULL) ------- (NULL) RR_PROXY (NULL) ----------
> (NULL) (CURVE) WORKER
> If it works, are you interested by a pull request ? Of course,
> default beheviour will be unchanged.
> P.S. : I am not used to eating my feet. The idea is just disgusting.
> Le 29/11/2013 15:16, Pieter Hintjens a écrit :
>> On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 2:05 PM, Laurent Alebarde<l.alebarde at free.fr> <mailto:l.alebarde at free.fr> wrote:
>>> I don't want to use raw TCP, and I would prefer sticking to libzmq. So, I
>>> raise the question: wouldn't it be a good idea to be able to proxy CURVE as
>>> depicted below ? Is it today impossible as a design choice to avoid misuse ?
>> How can a CURVE peer talk to a NULL peer? What does that even mean?
>> It's like asking whether you can eat with your foot... even if you put
>> the words together, it is nonsensical. It's not disabled by design.
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