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NAME

       auth - Erlang network authentication server.

DESCRIPTION

       This  module  is  deprecated.  For  a  description  of  the  Magic Cookie system, refer to
       Distributed Erlang in the Erlang Reference Manual.

DATA TYPES

       cookie() = atom()

EXPORTS

       cookie() -> Cookie

              Types:

                 Cookie = cookie()

              Use erlang:get_cookie() in ERTS instead.

       cookie(TheCookie) -> true

              Types:

                 TheCookie = Cookie | [Cookie]
                    The cookie can also be specified as a list with a single atom element.
                 Cookie = cookie()

              Use erlang:set_cookie(node(), Cookie) in ERTS instead.

       is_auth(Node) -> yes | no

              Types:

                 Node = node()

              Returns yes if communication with Node is authorized. Notice that a  connection  to
              Node  is  established  in  this  case.  Returns  no  if  Node  does  not  exist  or
              communication is not authorized (it has another cookie than auth thinks it has).

              Use net_adm:ping(Node) instead.

       node_cookie([Node, Cookie]) -> yes | no

              Types:

                 Node = node()
                 Cookie = cookie()

              Equivalent to node_cookie(Node, Cookie).

       node_cookie(Node, Cookie) -> yes | no

              Types:

                 Node = node()
                 Cookie = cookie()

              Sets  the  magic  cookie  of  Node  to  Cookie  and  verifies  the  status  of  the
              authorization.  Equivalent  to calling erlang:set_cookie(Node, Cookie), followed by
              auth:is_auth(Node).