[zeromq-dev] Using zmq over network without zmq_server

Ville Aine ville.aine at blackshear.fi
Mon Jun 8 22:49:53 CEST 2009

Hi Martin,

On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 09:29:37AM +0200, Martin Sustrik wrote:
> What we are working on at the moment is an alternate API to access 0MQ  
> functionality. Specifically, it's API using "socket" metaphor rather  
> than "exchange/queue" metaphor. One of the consequences is that you are  
> using concrete addresses of network nodes rather than symbolic names:
> Have a look at the the API definition here:
> http://svn.fastmq.org/svn/zsock/trunk/include/zsockets.h

The API looks sweet.

To replace a global data distributing exchange, one would create a
zsocket on one side and zs_bind() it, have the clients connect
to it with zs_connect(), and then the data would be distributed to
all connected clients automagically, right?

Do you have any estimates on when the zsock is functional enough to
play with?

Oh, how do zsock and zeromq relate to each other? Are they completely
separate projects or is zsock going to be used in zeromq at some point?


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