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NAME

       erl_boot_server - Boot Server for Other Erlang Machines

DESCRIPTION

       This  server  is  used  to  assist  diskless Erlang nodes which 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 the -loader inet command line flag. All hosts specified with the
       -hosts Host command line flag 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 both read  regular  files  as  well  as  files  in  archives.  See
       code(3erl) and erl_prim_loader(3erl).

   Warning:
       The  support  for  loading of code from archive files is experimental. The sole purpose of
       releasing it before it is ready is to obtain early feedback. The file  format,  semantics,
       interfaces etc. may be changed in a future release.

EXPORTS

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

              Types:

                 Slaves = [Host]
                 Host = atom()
                 Pid = pid()
                 What = any()

              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, What}

              Types:

                 Slaves = [Host]
                 Host = atom()
                 Pid = pid()
                 What = any()

              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.

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

              Types:

                 Slave = Host
                 Host = atom()
                 What = any()

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

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

              Types:

                 Slave = Host
                 Host = atom()
                 What = any()

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

       which_slaves() -> Slaves

              Types:

                 Slaves = [Host]
                 Host = atom()

              Returns the current list of allowed slave hosts.

SEE ALSO

       init(3erl), erl_prim_loader(3erl)