[zeromq-dev] Authentication with CURVE doesn't fail

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Tue Jan 14 09:46:38 CET 2014


On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 9:30 AM, Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b at web.de> wrote:

>> It's explained in the ZMTP RFC. It's an area we're changing, to avoid
>> specifically the problem you experienced. An authentication failure
>> will result in an explicit ERROR reply rather than a disconnect.
>
> "will" as in "in the future", "once we implement the RFC more fully"?

Yes, that's right.

> There should be a way to return something explaining the problem. For
> example the server might want to return "Account locked, contact
> admin" or "Service suspended for maintanance". Just closing the
> connection without comment is plain bad.

There's a way to return a status text, yes (added to the RFC recently,
not yet implemented).

-Pieter



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