[zeromq-dev] Disconnect notification.

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 07:02:47 CEST 2010

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 9:59 PM, Martin Sustrik <sustrik at 250bpm.com> wrote:
> Pieter,
>>> The heartbeats are an interesting problem. I haven't yet made my mind
>>> about them. AFAICT the only real use cases for heartbeats is in
>>> high-availability systems to initiate fail-over.
>> There is probably a wider use case, based on detecting network
>> problems before TCP times out, and on detecting blocked (looping)
>> peers.  Admittedly blocked peers is unlikely with 0MQ handling IO but
>> it's not excluded.
>> You probably only need _aggressive_ heartbeating (under a second) on
>> HA systems.
>> I'm trying to recall the websocket discussion on heartbeating (and
>> that is not for HA systems but for wider Internet use) but that list
>> is rather confusing.
> What I meant was: What else can the heartbeats be good for aside of the
> failover? Even if you use them in your GUI app to check the server
> availability, then display "server unavailable" dialog box, the user
> would just call the service provider and ask them to restart the server
> (or something similar) which is actually a failover carried on by
> different means.



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Brian E. Granger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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