[erlang-questions] Running an erl program on a remote machine

phiroc <>
Mon May 23 16:12:12 CEST 2011


Hello,

is it possible to run an erlang program on a remote machine without using the erl console?

For instance, let's say that I have written a program that runs a batch script and that I would like to run it on machine B at a set time. Can I create an entry in my machine's crontab which runs the following script:

erl -name machineB -detached <the name of the erl script that runs the batch script>

Furthermore, how does Erlang create processes on remote machines? Does is use certificates? What must you do security-wise to allow process creation?

Many thanks.

Philippe



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