[zeromq-dev] Integrating ZeroMQ into existing systems?

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Mon Jul 12 20:53:19 CEST 2010


On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 7:45 PM, Chuck Remes <cremes.devlist at mac.com> wrote:
> On Jul 12, 2010, at 12:18 PM, Steven Clark wrote:

>> To make use of ZeroMQ, do both ends of a simple network connection
>> need to be programmed with ZeroMQ, or can one endpoint use ZeroMQ and
>> the other use low-level (Berkeley-style) sockets?

> You can use regular sockets but you need to conform to the 0mq wire protocol.
>
> See: http://api.zeromq.org/zmq_tcp.html

The protocols are supposed to be documented on http://rfc.zeromq.org/
but I've not finished the job.  Steven, the answer is Yes, you should
be able to talk to a 0MQ app via regular TCP sockets, if the wire
protocols are properly documented.  Feel free to demand that
documentation from me, we've never had a request for it before.

Now my silly question: is it absolutely out of the question to port
0MQ to the microcontroller?  The library is very small.

-Pieter


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