[zeromq-dev] ZeroMQ File Server

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Sat May 14 10:07:11 CEST 2011

On 05/14/2011 08:20 AM, Pieter Hintjens wrote:
> Thomas,
>> I have just posed a small, quick article on the back end required for a VERY
>> simple file server in ZeroMQ, for those of you interested:
>> http://red45.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/zeromq-file-server/
> Very nice. Making a file server was one of the items on the (very
> long) list for the Guide. If you do want to make a general purpose
> server, I'd consider:
> * using a large block size, e.g. 64K at least, for performance reasons
> * make it work both from server-to-client and client-to-server
> * implementing a simple staging protocol to allow restartable file transfers

Also note that multipart messages are held in memory and sent as an 
atomic unit. Thus they aren't really suited for sending a file split 
into chunks.


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