[rabbitmq-discuss] Securing Messages Over WAN Link

Richard Raseley richard at raseley.com
Thu Jan 17 21:25:03 GMT 2013


Thank you for your response.


You are correct - I was primarily interested in securing the "channel" from
the producer / consumer to the exchange / queue. Any guidance with that in



On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 2:29 AM, Simon MacMullen <simon at rabbitmq.com> wrote:

> On 16/01/13 10:24, Emile Joubert wrote:
>> On 15/01/13 23:29, Richard Raseley wrote:
>>> Could anyone provide any guidance on what they use for securing traffic
>>> over the WAN? Is the built in SSL / TLS support in RabbitMQ (as outlined
>>> here http://www.rabbitmq.com/ssl.**html<http://www.rabbitmq.com/ssl.html>)
>>> sufficient for such purposes?
>>> Should I be concerned about the additional overhead in processing
>>> requirements for an estimated 10 million+ messages per day?
>> I assume you want to secure the link between federated exchanges or a
>> shovel connection, because clustering over a WAN link is not
>> recommended. SSL will provide confidentiality and if you use certificate
>> verification then it can provide authentication. SSL also provides
>> integrity by hashing data.
> I assume the OP was talking about securing standard client -> server
> connections.
>  If you care about performance then select an appropriate cipher (e.g.
>> avoid 3DES). If you have crypto hardware support then make sure that is
>> enabled.
> 10m messages per day is only 115 msg/s. Presumably there will be spikes,
> but at that sort of rate, SSL performance is unlikely to be an issue.
> Cheers, Simon
> --
> Simon MacMullen
> RabbitMQ, VMware
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