epmd death

Ernie Makris <>
Sat Sep 4 18:20:56 CEST 2004


I have a concern that if epmd for some reason crashes, then my distributed
can't contact each other even if a new epmd is started. I have two
distributed nodes
setup on the same machine. I then kill epmd and then try to have one node
rpc to another,
which gives me a {badrpc,nodedown}.

I took a look at net_kernel and erl_epmd and there doesn't look like there
is a reconnection
feature. Does anyone ever have any problems of this happening? Is there any

Of course I could setup a separate socket and communicate through that, but
it defeats the purpose
of distributed erlang:(


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