[zeromq-dev] Documentation error for "ZMQ_CURVE_SERVER: Set CURVE server role"

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Wed Oct 23 15:58:54 CEST 2013


OK, I'll make the man page more explicit then.

On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Laurent Alebarde <l.alebarde at free.fr> wrote:
> IMHO, the user MUST know what he does, especially when security is a
> concern.
>
> Le 23/10/2013 13:37, Pieter Hintjens a écrit :
>
> /me thinks... indeed, the server doesn't need to know its own public
> key since it never shares it nor uses it for encrypting/decrypting. Do
> you think it's simpler for the user to always set both keys on all
> CURVE sockets, or to know this distinction?
>
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Peter Kleiweg <pkleiweg at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>
> Pieter Hintjens schreef op de 23e dag van de wijnmaand van het jaar 2013:
>
> For both clients and servers one must set public and secret keys; for
> clients one additionally sets the server's public key, and for servers
> one tells libzmq it is a server.
>
> I got examples working without setting the public key on the
> server (modified from your examples in "Using ZeroMQ Security
> (part 2)").
>
> All I do for server is:
>
>   SetCurveServer(1)
>   SetCurveSecretkey(server_secret_key)
>
> For client, I do:
>
>   SetCurveServerkey(server_public_key)
>   SetCurvePublickey(client_public_key)
>   SetCurveSecretkey(client_secret_key)
>
>
>
>
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