[erlang-questions] erlang daemon port

Michael McDaniel <>
Fri Aug 31 15:34:01 CEST 2007


On Fri, Aug 31, 2007 at 09:19:53AM +0530, Saifi Khan wrote:
> Hi:
> 
> The file otp_src_R11B-5/erts/vsn.mk has the following lines.
> 
> # Port number 4365 in 4.2
> # Port number 4366 in 4.3
> # Port number 4368 in 4.4.0 - 4.6.2
> # Port number 4369 in 4.6.3 -
> 
> ERLANG_DAEMON_PORT = 4369
> 
> It seems that across versions the port number gets bumped up
> by one !
> 
> Is there a possibility of having a fixed IANA registered
> Erlang port ?
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  "oops" ...


The Erlang port mapper daemon epmd runs on the IANA ([14]Internet Assigned Number Authority) well-known port [15]4369 and is reserved for both TCP and UDP protocols. It was registered by [16]Ericsson Corporation for the [17]Erlang language. 

[14] http://www.iana.org/ 
[15] http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers
[16] http://www.ericsson.com/technology/opensource/index.shtml
[17] http://www.erlang.org/


~Michael


> 
> Anyone could just use the entry from /etc/services.
> Or am I missing something here ?
> 
> 
> thanks
> Saifi.
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