running a replicated Orber service
Mon Mar 22 15:04:52 CET 2004
Niclas Eklund <> writes:
> It's described in Orber's User's Guide (chapter 5.1.4 & 5.1.5). See:
> You should also check out orber:add_node/2 and orber:remove_node/1.
> When starting Orber, the NameService is activated automatically.
Thanks, but I obviously wasn't explicit enough.
I've read that and done it by hand -- which is why I think I can
program what I need. However, it's some way from a Unix daemon that
starts up, queries other systems that might be running and asks one to
add_node it or otherwise starts orber itself, accounting for races
with an identical box rebooted at the same time. I expected this to
be a fairly common idiom, but maybe it's rare to use Erlang-based
services like this.
[Being able to provide a properly-replicated server at all seems to be
a fairly compelling use of OTP; I've had no hint here that there's a
Java-based equivalent, and everything has to be written in Java.]
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