[erlang-questions] econnrefused on gen_tcp:connect

Alexey Romanov <>
Tue Feb 1 13:56:55 CET 2011


Argh. Apparently I don't. Should have, but don't (the actual server I
tested it on was turned off, and I forgot to start one when testing
the local connection). Sorry for the confusion.

Yours, Alexey Romanov



On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Robert Raschke <> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 12:36 PM, Alexey Romanov <>
> wrote:
>>
>> I am getting {error,econnrefused} on any call to gen_tcp:connect even
>> though 1) epmd is running and epmd -names returns the correct result;
>> 2) ping works fine.
>>
>> # HOME=/mware/cookie erts-5.8.1/bin/erl -sname aname
>> Eshell V5.8.1  (abort with ^G)
>> ()1> gen_tcp:connect("localhost", 1234, []).
>> {error,econnrefused}
>>
>> Same result for {127,0,0,1}, other computers on the network, etc.
>>
>
> Do you have a server listening on port 1234?
>
> Robby
>
>


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