"Open" distribution

Vlad Dumitrescu vlad_dumitrescu@REDACTED
Tue May 4 16:32:15 CEST 2004


In light of the recent exchanges about Erlang as P2P palatform, I got an
interesting idea (or so I think) and wonder why it isn't already implemented
like this.

I think that the distribution mechanism could be exposed in a more
"programmable" form, which would be more like it is for a C node, for example.

A node could register itself with epmd as several virtual nodes, each one with
it's own port and cookie, more or less like a C node can do. This way,
gatewaying between several networks would be easier.

Maybe this is possible today too, but I find net_adm and friends a bit
unfriendly - why not have something like a gen_distribuition module?


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