[rabbitmq-discuss] BasicAck and Timeout

Yann Luppo yluppo at leads360.com
Thu May 26 16:58:51 BST 2011

Thank you guys for the clarifications on the heart beats. :)

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Simon MacMullen wrote:
> I think Valentin has already answered your question, but:
> On 26/05/11 01:17, Yann Luppo wrote:
>> I read stuff about some connection heartbeat but couldn't quite
>> out if it's related.
> Not really. The purpose of heartbeating is to ensure that interrupted 
> TCP connections are detected in a timely manner, even in the face of 
> lower-level networking that is trying to ensure the opposite.

It's actually also useful to keep connections alive in the face of 
low-level networking trying to nuke them due to inactivity.

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