Erlang Port Mapper Daemon (EPMD)

EPMD (Erlang Port Mapper Daemon) messages are the messages sent between Erlang nodes and the empd process. The message formats are derived from the * lib/kernel/src/erl_epmd.* files as part of the Erlang distribution available from

Erlang is a functional programming language.

Protocol dependencies


The EPMD dissector is fully functional, except that the names part of the Names message are not dissected. The dissector uses a simple heuristic to decide if a packet is really an EPMD message: it tries to find the message type code at the correct byte in the message.

Example capture file

Display Filter

A complete list of EPMD display filter fields can be found in the display filter reference

EPMD (last edited 2008-04-12 17:50:27 by localhost)