Sean Hinde <>
Tue Jan 2 16:21:23 CET 2001

> What is an Erlang-Node?

In short, it is a running instance of Erlang. I guess the reason for the
name "Node" is that Erlang is often used in its distributed mode (started
with e.g. erl -sname dirk). One can then have a Network of Erlang Nodes.
Node being a networky sort of name :-)

- Sean

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