[erlang-questions] what *exactly* are sname and name ?

Valentin Micic valentin@REDACTED
Sun Dec 10 09:23:49 CET 2006

> When I do erl -sname foo on my machine (with hostname msi)
> erlang says my node is called:
> (foo@REDACTED) >
> (ie not foo@REDACTED) ....
>  Goodness knows why
> /Joe

Just a lucky guess...
if your host name is msi, and you do not have an entry in, say, /etc/hosts that resove it to valid IP address, you might endup having foo@REDACTED


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