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

Mihai Balea <>
Mon Mar 29 15:05:50 CEST 2010

On Mar 29, 2010, at 8:43 AM, Ben Lackey wrote:

> 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?

An Erlang node is referenced by its name and host, as in ''. You can run multiple nodes (basically multiple VMs) on the same machine and you can also run multiple nodes on multiple machines.

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