Check out the git tag OTP-126.96.36.199, and build a full OTP system
including documentation. Apply one or more applications from this
build as patches to your installation using the 'otp_patch_apply'
tool. For information on install requirements, see descriptions for
each application version below.
The erl_interface-188.8.131.52 application can be applied independently
of other applications on a full OTP 21 installation.
--- Fixed Bugs and Malfunctions ---
OTP-15781 Application(s): erl_interface
Related Id(s): ERIERL-356
erl_interface/ei refused to use node names with an
alive name (the part of the node name preceding the @
sign) longer than 63 characters and a host name longer
than 64 characters. The total amount of characters
allowed in a node name (alivename@hostname) was thus
limited to 128 characters. These limits applied both to
the own node name as well as node names of other nodes.
Ordinary Erlang nodes limit the node name length to 256
characters, which meant that you could not communicate
with certain Erlang nodes due to their node name used.
erl_interface/ei now allow the total amount of
characters in a node name to be up to 256 characters.
These characters may be distributed between alive name
and host name in whatever way needed. That is, the
maximum amount of characters in the alive name may be
254 and the maximum amount of characters in the host
name may be 254, but in total the node name must not
exceed 256 characters.