[rabbitmq-discuss] Socket errors and connections not closing

Matthias Radestock matthias at lshift.net
Wed Aug 12 08:17:06 BST 2009


Chris Duncan wrote:
> Mark, I have recently added a heartbeat parameter to the Client#new 
> method in Bunny on GitHub (master branch) in preparation for the next 
> release.  As I understand it (correct me if I'm wrong Matthias), when 
> the client specifies a heartbeat interval in the Connection::TuneOk 
> method, the server sends heartbeat frames to the client and the client 
> has to either send a heartbeat or other type of frame back to the server 
> within 2 or so heartbeat intervals. If the client fails to respond in 
> time then the server closes the connection and socket.

Yes, that's right. Note that the heartbeat logic is completely symmetric 
- if the client doesn't receive a frame (heartbeat or ordinary) within 
the heartbeat interval (* 2, to be safe) then it too should close the 


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