[rabbitmq-discuss] How do heartbeats work? (was Heartbeat timeout)

Matthew Sackman matthew at rabbitmq.com
Thu Jul 7 23:37:20 BST 2011

On Fri, Jul 08, 2011 at 12:34:18AM +0200, Simone Busoli wrote:
> This is something I was unaware of, although I knew heartbeats were in
> place. Does that mean that whatever client library I'm using, if for any
> reason the client does not respond to two consecutive server heartbeats then
> the server will close the connection and the client has to create a new one
> to set-up the communication once again?

Yes. Note though that the client specifies the interval between the
heartbeats in the connection parameters.


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