[erlang-bugs] Erlang doesn't connect with "short" long names

Shinji Ikari <>
Thu Jul 28 22:07:32 CEST 2011

the problem, on my laptop (Win XP SP3, OTP/R14B3), can be simply replicated with starting two nodes with "short" long names and try to connect them:

    c:\> erl -name 


    c:\> erl -name 
    []      -----> as expected after a 'pang'!

So Erlang doesn't seem to connect this way. But if you simply:

    c:\> erl -name 


    c:\> erl -name 

    []    -----------> as expected after a 'pong'!

Really, no clue here, I've also checked standard rules for domain names: there is an upper limit (63 characters) but no lower limit, AFAIK.

Thanks in advance!

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