[rabbitmq-discuss] AMQP 1.0 Support

Gordon Sim gsim at redhat.com
Mon Apr 23 15:50:00 BST 2012

On 04/23/2012 03:02 PM, Martin Sustrik wrote:
> The interesting question is what *additional* reliability guarantees
> does AMQP (or, as a matter of fact, by any other messaging protocol)
> provide on top of TCP. That's a question that's bugging me for years and
> I haven't found an answer yet.

It allows reliability to be defined in terms that are useful to the 
application layer.

The fact that the packet has made it to the remote host and been acked 
at the TCP level - even if that was somehow exposed through the socket 
API - does not mean that the message it is part of has been successfully 


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