[Buildbot-devel] slave connection over ssl possible?

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at zmanda.com
Wed Oct 7 15:07:17 UTC 2009

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Andy Howell <AndyHowell at austin.rr.com> wrote:
>        That makes sense. I've that while traveling to tunnel into my network. I've found that
> ssh can hang or drop the connection fairly regularly. For a long running application like
> a buildbot slave, that could make reliability an issue.

This is going to apply to any TCP connection when travelling.
Buildbot, like most apps, assumes that it can maintain an open TCP
connection between master and slaves.

You may also want to consider writing a patch for buildbot to use SSL
on both ends of the connection.  I know that Python supports it
natively, where available, and if I recall Twisted has an interface to
it.  I don't know about certificate validation and all that, but at
the least you could get basic encryption working to prevent idle


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