Erlang secure RPC and the SSH module


By Erlang Central | Published: March 22, 2010



Remote Procedure Call (RPC) over public Internet has to be cryptographically protected for secure communication. In the current Distributed Erlang, this cannot be done in a firewall-friendly way.

This presentation provides an introduction of writing code using Secure Shell (SSH) protocol on Erlang with Erlang/OTP ssh module, and a description of an RPC method based on SSH subsystem implemented on Erlang.

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Speakers:

  • Kenji Rikitake

    Expert researcher in network security
    NICT, Tokyo, Japan

    Kenji Rikitake is an Expert Researcher of Network Security Incident Response Group (NSIRG) of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), a governmental research institute of Japan. He discovered Erlang in 2008, and now exploring how Erlang/OTP can be a reliable platform of network protocol testing and secure programming foundation for Internet services.

    Kenji got his PhD at Osaka University in March 2005. During 2002-2008 his main research activity was DNS transport security issues, as well as the architectural design of nicter network incident response system and solving NGN/IPv6 security issues at NSIRG. 

    Kenji is a Senior Member of ACM and an Associate Editor of IEICE Transactions on Communications (2007-2010). He is also a Gijyutsushi, government-registered Professional Engineer of Japan, of Information Technologies.

    Kenji Rikitake


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