[zeromq-dev] What's in a name: DEVICE?
sustrik at 250bpm.com
Fri Aug 13 11:24:07 CEST 2010
> IMO DEVICES are critical for extending ØMQ-based architectures, however
> the moniker is too general and non-descriptive IMHO.
> I'd like to suggest that *NEXUS* be the term of art to replace *DEVICE*,
> or that more complex DEVICEs be labeled NEXUS (which is conveniently its
> own plural :-) )
> Anyway, that's how I've started describing them.
From technical point of view, I think device is pretty suitable name.
Say an Ethernet switch is a device for multicast transports.
From a theory of networking point of view the common terms are "node"
(which includes endpoints such as 0MQ sockets), "intermediary" or
"middlebox" which correspond to in-the-middle forwarding nodes.
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