[zeromq-dev] keep alive ping in ZeroMQ?

Steven McCoy steven.mccoy at miru.hk
Wed May 5 03:52:11 CEST 2010

On 5 May 2010 00:35, Martin Sustrik <sustrik at 250bpm.com> wrote:

> What I am missing is that 0MQ doesn't have a notion of disconnect. So
> even if there are heartbeats what should happen when the peer doesn't
> respond?
Sounds like Virtual Circuits which can be implemented above a messaging
transport.  A background heartbeat notifies the application when the link is
non-functional.  This can be implemented above ZeroMQ though, reference

* Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks, 1981, Prentice-Hall, Englewood
Cliffs, New Jersey.

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