[erlang-patches] erl_call can now use an IP address for remote node name

Andrew Thompson <>
Mon Oct 4 17:07:13 CEST 2010


On Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 03:22:14PM +0200, Bj??rn Gustavsson wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 1:46 PM, Julien Barbot <> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > erl_call was not able to connect to a remote node when the specified node
> > with -name contained an IP address.
> >
> > The previous inet_addr/htonl calls were not working with ip addresses.
> >
> > Here is the small patch:
> >
> > git fetch git://github.com/klyr/otp.git erl_call_get_hostent
> >
> 
> The build fails on Windows like this:
> 
> cc.sh -MD -O2 -Wall -I. -I../include -Iconnect -Iencode -Idecode
> -Imisc -Iepmd -Iregistry -Iwin32   -Ilegacy -DWIN32_THREADS
> -D_WIN32_WINNT=0x0500 -DWINVER=0x0500 -o
> /ldisk/daily_build/otp_norel_pu_win32_r14b01.2010-10-03_23/otp_src_R14B01/lib/erl_interface/bin/win32/erl_call.exe
> prog/erl_call.c prog/erl_start.c \
> 
> -L/ldisk/daily_build/otp_norel_pu_win32_r14b01.2010-10-03_23/otp_src_R14B01/lib/erl_interface/obj/win32
> -lei_md   -lsocket
> erl_call.o : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol _inet_pton
> referenced in function _get_hostent
> C:/cygwin/ldisk/daily_build/otp_norel_pu_win32_r14b01.2010-10-03_23/otp_src_R14B01/lib/erl_interface/bin/win32/erl_call.exe
> : fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals
> 
> 
> I will drop the branch from pu.
> 

This could probably be resolved with a simple ifdef for windows support.
Windows Vista has inetPton, but on earlier versions you probably want to
use WSAStringToAddress or something (which is available since win2k).

Andrew


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