[zeromq-dev] ZRE/Zbeacon improvement proposal

Arnaud Loonstra arnaud at sphaero.org
Sun Oct 27 11:48:06 CET 2013

On 10/27/2013 09:05 AM, Pieter Hintjens wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 11:54 PM, Arnaud Loonstra <arnaud at sphaero.org> wrote:
> Yes, it's a natural pattern to say "bye bye" when leaving a room or
> ending a phone call, precisely to save the other person from wasting
> time wondering what happened. And the fallback is already there. So
> for leaving, it makes sense to broadcast a "bye bye" beacon. I was
> confused because you proposed five states to signal one thing, which
> seemed a lot.
> Given this use case, I'd modify the existing protocol in a compatible
> way. Right now we broadcast the port number to signal availability. it
> would be natural to broadcast a port number zero to signal
> unavailability.

I was thinking exactly the same.

I'm going to study a bit more on Zyre in python, the full protocol ;)
How are these changes propagated. I'm willing to help out where I can 
but I'm a rather newcomer on the zmq planet.


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