[erlang-questions] : : [SOLVED] Can't set long node name on windows

Dmitrii 'Mamut' Dimandt <>
Thu Jul 5 09:45:34 CEST 2007

Raimo Niskanen wrote:
> I rather ment if the full computer name is foo.dom.main.com
> the hostname would be foo and the domain dom.main.com.
> If the full computer name is turkeyhotels, try use
> node name 
> If the domain is DHGROUP, is that not the workgroup name?
> DHGROUP is not a complete DNS domain. It appears your machine
> is not configured for a DNS environment, and that is bad
> for Erlang/OTP.
> But try 
I should really be careful when reading books :) :

    "We can also use -sname on two different machines when they are
    on the same subnet. Using -sname is also the only method that will
    work if no DNS service is available."

Apart from that, Kirill Zaborski suggested that I directly write
 So I ran

    erl -name 

on my Windows box and it was immediately available from my Linux box.

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