Contacting with net_adm:ping/1

Klacke <>
Thu Nov 18 23:42:38 CET 1999


> > I'm having a problem contacting nodes in Linux hosts.
> > Imagine I launch ,  and , being host_2 and host_2 linux based hosts.
> > 
> > When I try the net_adm:ping() in  the result is pong. Ok!
> > Then I try net_adm:ping() in  and (most of the times) the result is pang.
> > 

Hmmm, this sounds strange, in particular the part about "sometimes"
You may have some troubles with the setup of your network in 
general, I suppose you have checked that regular unix nameresolution et.al
works ?? Check your /etc files and make sure they're all good


> For ping to work across machines, you have to use long node names for both
> your hosts. So, you will have to use:
> 
> host1> erl -name host1
> host2> erl -name host2
> 

Ineed not, I haven't used the -name option for years, I always
use the -sname option.


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