[zeromq-dev] zyre and upw/limited platform

Doron Somech somdoron at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 11:08:31 CET 2017

Zeromq internally use socket (for signaling) and binds it (at least on
windows). Zyre also requires bind, as you already figure out.
Bottom line I don't think you can use zyre or zeromq on UWP, or at least
until bind is supported on UWP.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 10:59 AM, brunobodin . <brunobodin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to leverage zyre in my application, but some nodes of the
> application will have to run on uwp platform :-( (not my choice)
> From my first tests I am able to build and run zmq, and czmq on uwp
> plaform, using slighly modified
> dll, see  https://github.com/bbdb68/czmq/tree/uwp and
> https://github.com/bbdb68/libzmq/tree/uwp,
> but it seems (even if winsock is said to run on uwp platform...) that I
> cannot bind sockets.
> Zyre builds nicely on uwp.
> For now this is not an issue in my design, since only the client nodes are
> supposed to run on the uwp node.
> Regarding zyre, I made some experimentation and :
> * discovery step can work thanks to the gossip mode. UDP mode fails
> * but communication fails, most probably because the node's router socket
> cannot bind.
> So my question is : do you think it is possible to design a "limited" zyre
> node that could run on such a platform, without performing any bind, while
> connecting to an existing network of zyre nodes ?
> I suppose this would require some kind of proxy node that would be bound
> and used as a intermediate between the "limited" nodes and the regular
> node, at least for socket setup.
> Any ideas ?
> Regards
> Bruno
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