[rabbitmq-discuss] TCP vs. SSL configuration

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Thu Jun 27 10:31:25 BST 2013

You can't disable the TCP listener via environment variables and hence 
rabbitmq-env.conf. But you can via the main configuration file - see 
tcp_listeners under http://www.rabbitmq.com/configure.html#config-items 
- just set it to [].

Cheers, Simon

On 26/06/13 17:50, tbain98 at gmail.com wrote:
> I'm new to RabbitMQ, and am a bit confused by some of the documentation
> surrounding TCP vs. SSL configuration.
> I'm trying to set up a broker for which only authenticated SSL-based
> connections will be allowed, so I do not want the TCP listener running.
> That seems easy to do for rabbitmq-env.conf, but the documentation
> <http://www.rabbitmq.com/configure.html> seems to indicate that
> RABBITMQ_NODE_PORT is a required property (or at least, it seems to be
> required if you're setting up clustering on a single machine
> <http://www.rabbitmq.com/clustering.html#single-machine>, which I'm not
> doing yet but want the option to do in the future) and that if it's not
> provided, a default will be used.
> Is it possible to configure an SSL-only broker (just one node on a
> single machine), and if so, what if anything do you set
> RABBITMQ_NODE_PORT to?  (Just "RABBITMQ_NODE_PORT=" ?)  And (separate
> question) is it possible to configure a single-machine cluster with
> multiple nodes, where each node is SSL-only, and again, what do you set
> RABBITMQ_NODE_PORT to for each node?
> Thanks for the help...
> Tim
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Simon MacMullen
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