[erlang-questions] global:registered_names() returns []

Paul Fisher <>
Wed Oct 22 19:00:59 CEST 2008


 wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> 
> I am fairly new to Erlang and I have been trying to setup a gen_server so
> that other nodes can communicate with it. However, on the client nodes,
> every time I call global:registered_names(), it returns []. The odd thing
> is on the server node, calling global:registered_names() returns
> [account_monitor].
> 
> I am running two consoles on the same computer using the following commands:
> 
> erl -sname  -setcookie Test
> 
> erl -sname  -setcookie Test
> 
> Both consoles can ping each other.
> 
> My start function is:
> 
> % Initialize routine
> start_link() -> gen_server:start_link({global, ?MODULE}, ?MODULE, [], []).
> 
> where ?MODULE = account_monitor.
> 
> I tried calling net_adm:world() and global:sync() and no luck at all!

Do you have a $HOME/.hosts.erlang file with the following:
'localhost'.

(end file with empty line)


--
paul



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