[rabbitmq-discuss] Is heartbeat option working in C-client?

Moebius cmorris at voicerite.com
Fri Apr 5 19:48:00 BST 2013

I am new to all this, but wanted to ask a couple of questions.  If the
library sees a heartbeat come in, why can't it just send one back in
response?  Why would there have to be a message queue involved?

Alan Antonuk wrote
> While I cannot comment on what Dawn ended up doing, I can say a few words
> about the rabbitmq-c library.
> Currently the rabbitmq-c only has partial support for AMQP heartbeats: the
> library understands AMQP hearbeats at a protocol level, the library
> provides an interface for sending and receiving frames that allows
> heartbeat frames to be sent, however the library does not have an event
> loop that will automatically handle heartbeats for you.
> To use heartbeats with rabbitmq-c you would need to provide your own event
> loop/logic to send and receive heartbeat frames.
> -Alan

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