[zeromq-dev] questions about sub/pub socket

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Tue Feb 2 12:07:58 CET 2010

Guo, Yanchao wrote:
> Hi Martin:
> Out setup is like this:
> We have a machine which is not inside our network, let us call it 
> server; we have a machine inside our network, let us call it client. The 
> client application will receive status from server, for that we have the 
> the server binding to a IP/PORT and publishing message, and the client 
> application connect to that IP/PORT and subscribing message. That works 
> fine.
> However, the client application should be able to send cmd to the server 
> application based on the received status. So for that, we need to have 
> the server bind to another IP/PORT and subscribing message, the client 
> application will connect to that IP/PORT and publishing message. That is 
> where we are having problem, We don't want the the server receive "old" 
> command messages.

Hm, not ditching commands is what you would usually expect.

As far as I understand, your use case calls for implementing something 
like TTL, i.e. "if this command cannot be delivered in 2 seconds, 
please, drop it".


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