multiple interfaces

Chandrashekhar Mullaparthi <>
Fri Aug 19 16:22:50 CEST 2005

The kernel application has an enironment variable which it sets: 
inet_dist_use_interface which you can use to specify which interface it 
should bind to.


On 19 Aug 2005, at 15:08, Serge Aleynikov wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there a way to force the erlang distribution on a host with two 
> network interfaces to bind only to one IP?
> I am trying to test how network partitioning is handled by my 
> application, and for this reason I'd like to ensure that a shut down 
> of a net interface used by Erlang doesn't kill my terminal session 
> connected through the second interface.
> I'm hoping there is some {ip,IPAddress} configuration parameter 
> similar to the one in gen_tcp that can be given at startup, but I 
> don't see anything relevant in the documentation.
> Thanks.
> Serge

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