Sockets and messaging services
kragen at pobox.com
Wed Nov 28 01:18:43 CET 2001
shriek at gmx.co.uk (Stephen) writes:
> Using a mailserver as a messaging platform for middleware ?
> Now that's lateral thinking. It also screams of "huge hack"
Not really, in my mind. I spent much of the last two years
implementing publish-and-subscribe messaging middleware. I ended up
wishing we'd just used a mail server for most of it.
> and I can't imagine it would be as flexible or scalable as a
> proper message queue server.
There are people who have worked hard on making mailservers very
scalable; I haven't used their results, but it isn't evident to me why
mailservers have to be slower than JMS servers. Can you explain?
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