Which ports does distributed Erlang use?
Fri Oct 25 14:27:40 CEST 2002
Joe Armstrong <> writes:
> Outch, ooohhh nasty.
> My netgear box has a load of "filter rules" one per open port.
> Opening a port is no mean feat and involves a lot of squiggeling
> around in a lot of incomprehensible menus. It also likes fixed ports.
> Has anybody hacked the erlang distribution kernal to use ONE fixed
Setting min and max to the same value works. Also, it tries the lowest
value first, then increments, so if you just set a minimum then you'll
always get that port if it's free. See inet_tcp_dist.erl's do_listen.
NB - these options do seem to need a pretty recent Erlang. Works for
me in R9 but not R8B-1.
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