[zeromq-dev] zmq_req / zmq_rep topology

gonzalo diethelm gdiethelm at dcv.cl
Wed Mar 10 19:15:57 CET 2010

> > 1.  When using IPC as the transport method, after binding a zmq_rep
> > socket to an IPC pathname, can I have multiple zmq_req sockets
> > to that same pathname and expect replies to be routed correctly by
> > (Are you using ports to identify to whom replies should be sent?)
> Yes, you can. The mechanism underneath uses UNIX domain sockets rather
> than TCP i.e. no ports.

But this would not run on Windows, right?

From a previous mail exchange:

> > How about under Windows? Is ipc transport supported there? If yes, 
> > what underlying IPC mechanism is used?
> No. Unfortunately, Windows have no POSIX-compliant IPC transport. You
have > to use TCP loopback on Windows.

What about using Windows Pipes as the Windows IPC mechanism?


Disclaimer: I don't know how far away from POSIX these pipes deviate.

Gonzalo Diethelm

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