-sname vs. -name switch

Mattias Nilsson mattias@REDACTED
Wed Feb 10 21:44:33 CET 1999

Elan wrote:
> Hi,
> can I communicate with an erl system running online under FreeBSD from a
> local (modem connection) Win95 system using Werl, if I start both systems
> with the -sname switch, or do I have to use -name for this kind of
> application?

-sname should be ok if you're on the same subnet atleast. You should
also make sure you use the
same cookie (use the -setcookie switch to make sure, otherwise the
.erlang.cookie file in your $HOME dir is read).

Best Regards, Mattias Nilsson
Open Telecom Platform, Open Systems, Ericsson

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