Distribution by another means

Francesco Cesarini <>
Tue Jun 13 17:59:35 CEST 2000

Might seem far fetched, but when discussing this problem a few years
ago, one of the simplest ideas and solutions which came to up was to run
the calls through the WWW proxy, masking the http requests as arguments
in the URL.


Sean Hinde wrote:
> I need to connect up two separate Erlang/OTP based systems which are
> separated amongst other things by a firewall.
> I don't want to run the standard distribution mechanism between the two
> systems for various reasons but need a simple rpc type call in both
> directions.
> Out of all the mechanisms available in OTP what are peoples views on which
> would be the quickest and easiest mechanism requiring least overhead and
> minimum complexity. Full on CORBA would work but is probably overkill??
> Views?
> Sean

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