[zeromq-dev] Question: ipc and multiple listeners

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Tue Oct 15 12:45:14 CEST 2013

Hi Erik,

It's a good question and not specified in the man page. Perhaps you'd
like to add something to doc/zmq_ipc.txt to make it clearer?


On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 3:11 AM, Erik Haller <Erik.Haller at broadlux.com> wrote:
> Can 1 zmq_socket (REP/ROUTER) serve one ipc:///<some file path> for
> multiple processes on Linux? Won't the input/output be spliced?
> It appears that it can. zeromq3 uses AF_UNIX, SOCK_STREAM as the ipc://
> resource as defined in ipc_listener.cpp. Therefore, one zmq_socket can
> support multiple processes.
> ipc is such a general term. The documentation does not indicate the form
> of ipc.
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