Question about slave:start()

Ben Lackey <>
Mon Mar 29 04:00:59 CEST 2010


Hi,

I'm trying to use the slave:start() function.  I've tried on both my 
windows box and a 64bit build of erlang on OpenSUSE 11 with no luck.

For instance, my windows box is called columbia.  Here's a sample session:

C:\Windows\system32>erl
Eshell V5.7.5  (abort with ^G)
1> slave:start(columbia).
** exception exit: not_alive
    in function  slave:start/5
2> slave:start(localhost).
** exception exit: not_alive
    in function  slave:start/5
3> slave:start(columbia, foo).
** exception exit: not_alive
    in function  slave:start/5
4> slave:start(columbia, foo).

Any idea what I'm doing wrong with the host?  From the doc it looks like 
it should be an atom, so I'm guessing this is what I ought to do.  
Likewise, how do I specify the node name?

Thanks in advance,
Ben


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