[erlang-questions] Question about slave:start()

Ben Lackey <>
Mon Mar 29 14:43:24 CEST 2010

Thanks Vlad! That's it!

It looks like the issue was that when I just run erl I get:

Eshell V5.7.5  (abort with ^G)
1> node().


However, when I specify the node name master, erlang seems to pick up 
the name of the computer columbia as well.  Is this a bug or some sort 
of feature I don't understand?

C:\Windows\system32>erl -sname master
Eshell V5.7.5  (abort with ^G)
()1> node().

()2> slave:start(columbia, slavenode).


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