[zeromq-dev] Authentication with curve

Drew Crawford drew at sealedabstract.com
Wed Jan 1 21:04:09 CET 2014

Ok. Is there an issue open for this?

I'd be happy to take a run at it if that will help get it in the next release, although I can see from this thread that I'm probably not qualified to get it right the first time. 


> On Jan 1, 2014, at 8:18 AM, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 1:12 PM, Drew Crawford <drew at sealedabstract.com> wrote:
>>> 2. we publish all ZAP replies to a secondary inproc:// socket (PUB-SUB)
>> This also seems curious.  I’m wondering if you’re envisioning a more complicated ZAP handler in some faraway module as “typical” than the one I plan on writing.  Basically my entire interest in ZAP is in using it to solve this “who is sending me / are they allowed to send me this message” problem.  If ZAP isn’t the right way to do that, it’s probably worth me learning what ZAP is actually for, as that means my mental model isn’t right.
> Maybe it's curious, yes. I'm thinking the ZAP handler has all the
> information we need to correlate client IDs (the first frame on the
> ROUTER message) with metadata and can provide this to apps in some
> way.
> Either it's via libzmq, or it's via another inproc:// path to apps.
> There are a few plausible patterns for that.
> Passing the client ID back out in replies is probably silly, yes.
> -Pieter
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