[rabbitmq-discuss] Can RabbitMQ handle big messages?

Zabrane Mickael zabrane3 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 13:00:09 GMT 2012

> Clustered nodes are connected via 1 tcp connection, which must also
> transport a (erlang) heartbeat. If your big message takes more time to
> transfer between nodes than the heartbeat timeout (anywhere between
> ~20-45 seconds if I'm correct), the cluster will break and your
> message is lost.

I see.

> The preferred architecture for file transfer over amqp is to just send
> a message with a link to a downloadable resource and let the file
> transfer be handle by specialized protocol like ftp :-)

Nice idea. I'll try to implement that.


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