[erlang-questions] nodes not visible until net_adm:world()

Claes Wikström <>
Tue Oct 2 20:22:57 CEST 2007

Richard Andrews wrote:

> Is this behaviour expected; and if so can someone explain what the proper
> mechanism is to start the node so epmd facilities are available?

Node to node connections are on-demand, thus not until you
actively try to spawn/send to a remote node is connection
established. Hence originally nodes() == [], and then if you do

{foo, } ! whatever

will a connection to  be established and if all
is well, nodes() == []


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