[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ and Websockets
mikeb at rabbitmq.com
Fri Nov 5 14:21:10 GMT 2010
> I'll chime in real quick... I am an avid Socket.IO user and I love it
> because it has good fallback techniques. Also I think rabbitmq
> shouldn't distribute a client library but rather just support
> websockets as a protocol. I keep seeing this as being quite useful
> because most of the time when I use node.js to tie socket.IO and
> rabbitmq together it is just a simple pass through. :)
Something I have considered is supporting bare websockets and the
Socket.IO "protocols", such that the Socket.IO client works with
RabbitMQ directly. Is that what you're suggesting, or otherwise would
that be a good idea do you think?
> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 7:33 AM, Marek Majkowski<majek04 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 17:47, Christian Legnitto<clegnitto at mozilla.com> wrote:
>>> On Nov 4, 2010, at 10:26 AM, Marek Majkowski wrote:
>>>> I'm interested in creating a websockets plugin for Rabbit.
>>>> But I'm not really sure how you'd like to use it.
>>>> As a thing exposed to the wild internet?
>>>> Or just as another framing for AMQP?
>>>> Or as a wire protocol for STOMP?
>>>> (like this thing http://jmesnil.net/stomp-websocket/doc/)
>>> I was thinking more like http://jmesnil.net/stomp-websocket/doc/, as that's what I have been using. Of course, the more options the merrier :-) I can't really provide erlang help, but I'm sure I can poke the WebSocket guys here at Moz to provide any assistance required on that front.
>> I understand that tunneling STOMP over websockets is cool,
>> but I can't imagine a good use case for that.
>> For example, inside a datacentre I'd probably use just raw Stomp.
>> I would be quite reluctant to expose Stomp/websockets to users
>> over the internet, because of security concerns - the users will
>> effectively gain almost full control of the server (via stomp protocol).
>> Do you have a specific use case in mind?
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