[zeromq-dev] Requirements for reliability

Martin Sustrik sustrik at imatix.com
Wed Apr 7 11:09:16 CEST 2010

Pieter Hintjens wrote:

> Reliable fanout needs subscriber info in the reliability layer, which
> we can't do now but I'm thinking that some kinds of fanout can be done
> in the application layer anyhow (since they involve more complex
> matching algorithms and message formats).

My understanding is that reliable fanout directly implies that a single 
slow consumer can bring whole data distribution network to a standstill. 
No sane person would want that kind of thing so we'll probably have to 
do with unreliable fanout.

Anyway, feel free to try.


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