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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

       is_auth(Node) -> yes | no

              Types:

                 Node = node()

              Returns yes if communication with Node is authorized. Note  that  a  connection  to
              Node  will  be  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.

       cookie() -> Cookie

              Types:

                 Cookie = cookie()

              Use erlang:get_cookie() instead.

       cookie(TheCookie) -> true

              Types:

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

              Use erlang:set_cookie(node(), Cookie) 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).