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From "Abraham Fine (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ZOOKEEPER-236) SSL Support for Atomic Broadcast protocol
Date Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:08:42 GMT

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Abraham Fine commented on ZOOKEEPER-236:


bq. One way to go is to minimize changes to Leader.java, Follower.java, Learner.java etc
I agree. That will make understanding those classes much easier

bq.  I do not think it mentions this should be not be done at cert verification time nor should
we allow exchange of application bits when the certificate is not what we expected it to be.
So the issue is more zookeeper specific I think. Imagine the case where, and I know this is
very contrived but I think the principal is valid, we have 3 zk servers all running on the
same host with different ports. We have 3 dns records pointing to this machine with different
names, say zk1, zk2, and zk3. Each zkX has a certificate with the zkX common name. Our zookeeper
configuration identifies these servers by the correct name server.1=zk1... When one of these
servers connects to the server socket on the other I do not think it is possible for the "server"
to tell which zkX connected until the sid is read from the socket. That is why I think we
cannot do hostname verification in the trust manager.

bq. I am fine with either OSCP or CRL verification as long as the admin is aware of how this
affects the latency of session setup and reliability of the Quorum since they are all perhaps
talking to one entity(hopefully not) for this to work.
I agree. We need to document this drawbacks clearly.

bq. Also I noticed the ZOOKEEPER-2184 could be addressed by some of my plumbing changes that
pass the configured hostname around along with the resolved ip address. 
There is an active PR for this so I don't think we need to address it in this patch.

bq. It is best to combine the PRs into one so we can collaborate and increase the velocity.
I agree.

bq.  I would like to suggest that we use X509ExtendedTrustManager
If the concerns I listed above with hostname verification can be addressed I would be open
to this.

bq. I would like to keep the BC helper code
What do you mean by bc helper code?

bq.  I lean towards just changing Socket() calls to something else but not adding any more
code to Leader.java, Follower.java, Learner.java etc.
Sounds like a good idea. Once we get the implementation details flushed out there will be
plenty of refactoring to clean this stuff up.


> SSL Support for Atomic Broadcast protocol
> -----------------------------------------
>                 Key: ZOOKEEPER-236
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ZOOKEEPER-236
>             Project: ZooKeeper
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: quorum, server
>            Reporter: Benjamin Reed
>            Assignee: Abraham Fine
>            Priority: Minor
> We should have the ability to use SSL to authenticate and encrypt the traffic between
ZooKeeper servers. For the most part this is a very easy change. We would probably only want
to support this for TCP based leader elections.

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