[erlang-questions] use inetrc to add entries to perceived /etc/hosts

Philip Müller <>
Tue Oct 4 16:31:19 CEST 2011


On Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:28:23 +0200, Michael Santos  
<> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 04, 2011 at 02:14:45PM +0200, Philip Müller wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>>
>> we are working on a distributed erlang project. We want to have as
>> little dependencies on specific infrastructure as possible.
[...]
>> Running slave:start(host1). on host2 always gave the following error:
>> >{error,timeout}
>> But a simple "ssh 192.168.2.100" works.
>>
>> Any ideas what we did wrong?
>
> Try enforcing the lookup order. Add this to the "erl_inetrc" file:
>
> {lookup, [file, dns]}.
>

Thanks for the tip but alas, it does not work. Still getting a timeout.
Are there ways to diagnose this further? We do not know whether the  
hostname-ip mappings are imported at all.

Best Regards
  Philip Müller



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