[erlang-questions] random thought: connecting to node, specify IP address

Bob Ippolito <>
Mon Feb 17 18:04:22 CET 2014


The best way to handle this is to force the nodes to come up with a
predictable name, not dependent on reverse DNS, such as  For
discovery, these nodes can register themselves to some central directory
(dynamic DNS, database, etc.) or send periodic broadcast messages (mDNS or
some bespoke broadcast scheme).

On Monday, February 17, 2014, David Welton <> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> For various reasons, we sometimes have nodes that come up with a long
> node name that does not nicely map onto the network - say,
>  or  that does not get a
> DNS entry.  The nodes operate in somewhat unknown and unstable network
> situation, so we may not even know the IP address ahead of time.
>
> It'd be nice to be able to - at a later date - force a connection to
> those nodes by specifying an IP address in the connection code
> somewhere.
>
> Is something like this at all feasible?
>
> Thank you
> --
> David N. Welton
>
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>
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