[erlang-questions] {error,timeout} with gethostbyname

info info@REDACTED
Thu Sep 24 16:55:57 CEST 2009

I also tried to add the address of my dns server.
But no effect.

inet_getrc(). gives now:


n Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 04:31:35PM +0200, info wrote:
> Hi all,
> On a windows 2003 server sbs this command returns {ok,"my_host"} :
> {ok,N}=inet:gethostname().
> But the following command returns {error,timeout} :
> inet:gethostbyname(N).
> On a Vista machine, the previous command returns a correct answer.
> I know that it is not an erlang problem but if you could give me support, I will appreciate ;-)

Erlang may have problems configuring name lookups.
Give me the output from ets:tab2list(inet_db).

Which erlang release are you running, it sounds like pre-R13B02?

Try starting with erl -name foo
and do the same, ets:tab2list/1 too.


/ Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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