Which ports does distributed Erlang use?

Sean Hinde <>
Fri Oct 25 14:03:04 CEST 2002


> Next Problem,
> 
>   At home I'm  sat behind a netgear RT314  natting router which blocks
> virtually all incoming requests.
> 
>   Which port(s) do I have to  open so that I can get Erlang 
> distribution
> working?

Incoming requests to epmd use port 4369. Until recently the subsequent
connection to the node used a random port but there is now the possibility
to configure the ports using some kernel parameters - inet_dist_listen_min
and inet_dist_listen_max.

e.g. erl -name sean -kernel inet_dist_listen_min 4711 inet_dist_listen_max
4720 will allow you to have 10 nodes listening.

Sean



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