[erlang-questions] receiving pang from net_adm:ping/1 even though net_adm:names/0 shows the other node

Per Melin <>
Sun Apr 19 19:18:22 CEST 2009

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 7:03 PM, Dennis Byrne <> wrote:
> $ erl -name bar -setcookie c
> ()1> net_adm:names().
> {error,nxdomain}

nxdomain means non-existing domain, which I guess means that your
machine's DNS name isn't actually 207.hyperband.com. Can that be

Try starting both nodes with -sname. That doesn't require a valid hostname.

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