[rabbitmq-discuss] Clustering Q

Jason J. W. Williams jasonjwwilliams at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 00:19:27 GMT 2009

Hi Ben,

It does help. The issue is I was trying to create a cluster between my
dev machine (no DNS for it's IP) and the test server, which
unfortunately, are on different subnets. So I was hoping @IP would
work. But I guess not. Thank you for the clarification.


On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 4:51 PM, Ben Hood <0x6e6562 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jason,
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 10:09 PM, Jason J. W. Williams
> <jasonjwwilliams at gmail.com> wrote:
>> When adding nodes to a cluster, is the only requirement that the host
>> name after the @ be present in DNS? I've noticed using IP addresses
>> doesn't work in testing.
> This is what the documentation says about node naming for the erl command:
> "-sname Name
> Makes the Erlang runtime system into a distributed node, similar to
> -name, but the host name portion of the node name Name at Host will be
> the short name, not fully qualified.
> This is sometimes the only way to run distributed Erlang if the DNS
> (Domain Name System) is not running. There can be no communication
> between nodes running with the -sname flag and those running with the
> -name flag, as node names must be unique in distributed Erlang
> systems."
> HTH,
> Ben

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