[rabbitmq-discuss] how can i make a message to be consumed at a later time

Ben Hood 0x6e6562 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 14:55:57 BST 2009

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Arvind Jayaprakash<work at anomalizer.net> wrote:
> On Jul 06, Qingyan(Evan) Liu wrote:
>>Sorry i'm fresh to rabbitmq. I wanna to use it like a timer, for
>>example, producer publishes a message called 'bomb', what i want is to
>>consume(explode) the 'bomb' after 5 minutes. Can i implement such case
>>by means of rabbitmq? And how?
> No.
> A MQ is a wrong kind of tool to achieve the behaviour you are looking
> for. Message queues are asynchronous and distributed systems; a message
> reaches the destination when it reaches; there is nothing you can do
> about it.

AMQP does have the concept of message expiry - it just hasn't been
implemented in Rabbit.


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