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NAME

       erl_boot_server - Boot server for other Erlang machines.

DESCRIPTION

       This  server  is  used  to  assist  diskless  Erlang nodes that fetch all Erlang code from
       another machine.

       This server is used to fetch all code, including the start script, if  an  Erlang  runtime
       system  is  started with command-line flag -loader inet. All hosts specified with command-
       line flag -hosts Host must have one instance of this server running.

       This server can be started with the Kernel configuration parameter start_boot_server.

       The erl_boot_server can read regular files and  files  in  archives.  See  code(3erl)  and
       erl_prim_loader(3erl) in ERTS.

   Warning:
       The  support for loading code from archive files is experimental. It is released before it
       is ready to obtain early feedback. The file format, semantics, interfaces, and so on,  can
       be changed in a future release.

EXPORTS

       add_slave(Slave) -> ok | {error, Reason}

              Types:

                 Slave = Host
                 Host = inet:ip_address() | inet:hostname()
                 Reason = {badarg, Slave}

              Adds a Slave node to the list of allowed slave hosts.

       delete_slave(Slave) -> ok | {error, Reason}

              Types:

                 Slave = Host
                 Host = inet:ip_address() | inet:hostname()
                 Reason = {badarg, Slave}

              Deletes a Slave node from the list of allowed slave hosts.

       start(Slaves) -> {ok, Pid} | {error, Reason}

              Types:

                 Slaves = [Host]
                 Host = inet:ip_address() | inet:hostname()
                 Pid = pid()
                 Reason = {badarg, Slaves}

              Starts  the  boot  server.  Slaves  is  a list of IP addresses for hosts, which are
              allowed to use this server as a boot server.

       start_link(Slaves) -> {ok, Pid} | {error, Reason}

              Types:

                 Slaves = [Host]
                 Host = inet:ip_address() | inet:hostname()
                 Pid = pid()
                 Reason = {badarg, Slaves}

              Starts the boot server and links to the caller. This function is used to start  the
              server if it is included in a supervision tree.

       which_slaves() -> Slaves

              Types:

                 Slaves = [Slave]
                 Slave =
                     {Netmask :: inet:ip_address(), Address :: inet:ip_address()}

              Returns the current list of allowed slave hosts.

SEE ALSO

       erts:init(3erl), erts:erl_prim_loader(3erl)