[zeromq-dev] What are some use cases for zeromq?

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Sat Jan 7 20:24:15 CET 2012

Hi Brandon,

> I was reading the zeromq docs and i get the general idea for zeromq but i
> can't seem to find out what are some of the best use cases for zeromq for
> example. Is zeromq best suitable for lan networking such as connecting
> computers together behind a firewall or is it also acceptable to use it over
> the internet to write for instance a chat or video chat application? Or are
> all these use cases acceptable?

It covers all these use cases. Most people still use it behind a
firewall where all nodes can be more or less trusted, but people are
starting to use it across the Internet too. It isn't 100% robust for
that, any more than TCP/IP is, but that's a matter of pushing it out


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