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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Learner1, Nov 15, 2011.

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  1. Learner1

    Learner1 Thread Starter

    Mar 17, 2004
    What is a -- dot erlang dot cookie file?New to me.

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  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

    Mar 3, 2004
    From what I've read online, erlang is a programming language and runtime environment.

    I see you circled the .rnd file so I found you this: http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/what-the-heck-is-an-rnd-file

    More info about erlang: http://www.erlang.org/

    And I did read this in their user guide: The distributed Erlang implementation provides a basic security mechanism to prevent unauthorized access to an Erlang system on another computer (*manual*). Erlang systems which talk to each other must have the same magic cookie. The easiest way to achieve this is by having a file called .erlang.cookie in your home directory on all machines which on which you are going to run Erlang systems communicating with each other (on Windows systems the home directory is the directory where pointed to by the $HOME environment variable - you may need to set this. On Linux or Unix you can safely ignore this and simply create a file called .erlang.cookie in the directory you get to after executing the command cd without any argument)
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