[erlang-questions] Ubuntu update breaking longnames

JD Bothma <>
Fri Jan 11 12:01:04 CET 2013


hmmm... my hostname was set "in a roughly proper way" to marlin (marlin
/etc/hosts points to my public IP, /etc/hostname is marlin, sudo hostname
marlin, etc.)

setting all that to something more FQDN-y seems to have made it work.

This still feels a bit like magic, yes. I just found
http://erlang.org/doc/apps/erts/inet_cfg.html which might explain more how
it works for future ref.


On 11 January 2013 11:37, Motiejus Jakštys <> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:23 AM, JD Bothma <> wrote:
> >
> > erl -name bob
>
> Hi,
> I am surprised how this worked before. For -name you need an FQDN.
> Technically, it's a name with at least one dot.
>
> Maybe you mean erl -sname bob, which is expected to work?
>
> --
> Motiejus Jakštys
>
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