[zeromq-dev] A question about FLP

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Mon Jul 25 18:51:18 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Matias GUIJARRO
<matias.guijarro at esrf.fr> wrote:

> I am reading the ZMQ Guide, and I have the following question I can't
> find any answer ; sorry if the answer is obvious or if someone already
> asked for it, but it really puzzles me :
> - why do the FLP (Freelance Protocol) specify to use ROUTER (XREP?)
> sockets for both server and client ? Naively I would have used XREP
> for the server and XREQ for the client in a kind of RPC scheme.

There is a long explanation of why I use ROUTER-to-ROUTER sockets for
FLP, by comparing three different possibilities. If that's not clear
then I don't know how to explain it better :-)

It is really an advanced design and only makes sense if you've read
the preceding text.


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