[erlang-questions] "Can't set long node name" on Ubuntu using erl -name without suffix

Daniel Dormont dan@REDACTED
Fri Dec 9 18:56:46 CET 2011

On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Wes James <comptekki@REDACTED> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 9:39 AM, Daniel Dormont <dan@REDACTED> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I am just now starting to get into using long node names in my Erlang
>> setup, running R14B02 on Ubuntu 11.10. Due to the way some of the
>> internal scripts for Ejabberd are written, it would be convenient if I
>> can start nodes using 'erl -name foo' without having to put anything
>> after the @ sign. On some of my machines this works fine, but on
>> others I get the error:
> You will need to use -sname with that short name and the nodes will
> only be available on the same subnet.
> -name requires the full node@REDACTED

Perhaps it's an unexpected or undocumented feature, but this is not
true. For example, on one of my Amazon EC2 machines just now I ran
'erl -name foo' and got the following:

Erlang R13B03 (erts-5.7.4) [source] [64-bit] [rq:1] [async-threads:0]
[hipe] [kernel-poll:false]

Eshell V5.7.4  (abort with ^G)

no issues.

> -wes

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