HOWTOs

This page contains a set of short informal recipes to help you solve common challenges you may face when using RTI Connext DDS. This recipes include topics such as configuring favorite IDE to work with our libraries, tuning the performance of your application, or configuring your firewall to let DDS traffic through.

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TPMs (Trusted Platform Modules) are beneficial for storing private keys due to their hardware-based security features, which offer robust protection against various forms of cyber attacks. Additionally, TPMs provide a secure environment isolated from the main operating system, enhancing the confidentiality and integrity of stored private keys. This post explains how to use the OpenSSL TPM Provider with Security Plugins.
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In today's technological landscape, addressing security concerns and implementing robust policies in distributed applications is crucial. To address those concerns, RTI provides Connext DDS Secure. It provides robust authentication, encryption, and access control mechanisms for Data Distribution Service (DDS) systems. With fine-grained control of the publication and subscription of topic data, data encryption, and data filtering, and integration with external security infrastructure, Connext DDS Secure restricts network access to authenticated and authorized participants, protecting the integrity and confidentiality of the data and data flows. It complies with security standards, offers performance optimization, and facilitates secure data caching and persistence.
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Over the past decade, containerization has captured the attention of the engineering community across all verticals due to the compelling benefits it offers to software development, security, and operations (DevSecOps) teams. Containerization enhances and accelerates DevSecOps by promoting software consistency, test automation, fault reproducibility and early detection of security vulnerabilities, ultimately leading to more robust and secure service deployments.
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Most RTI environments rely on specific environmental variables to be set, the most popular being NDDSHOME. Environmental variables are used for building DDS applications and for picking up QoS Files. This article discusses basic environmental variables used for building and linking.
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The Connext DDS Platform provides several tools and mechanisms to help troubleshoot distributed DDS applications. This solution links the most commonly used.
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This solution lists some of the common reasons applications may use too much memory.
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This article links documents that explain how to tune discovery to minimize the impact one the system, especially for large-scale systems, as well as additional resources to understand how DDS discovery works and its impact on the overall system.
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