ZeroMQ-based python message broker server/client
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def send_native(host, port, pubport, channel, messages):
Send some messages on a specified channel using the msgbus client. Note that if we don't specify a non-None
publishing port when creating the client, which means the client will find it using metadata the server publishes
on `port`.
from contextlib import closing
from msgbus.client import MsgbusSubClient
with closing(MsgbusSubClient(host, port)) as client:
for message in messages:, message)
def send_zmq(host, port, channel, messages):
Send some messages on a specified channel using a raw zmq socket.
Note: the native client connects to the server's publisher port and autodetects the server's subscriber port. The
raw zmq socket must connect directly to the subscriber port. The first pub() of the native client will block as it
listens for metadata from the server to establish the underlying zmq publisher socket. if the server is down, the
native client could raise PublishSetupException or block as long as the timeout. The raw zmq socket is allowed to
silently fail, in this example.
import zmq
from time import sleep
with zmq.Context() as ctx:
forward_socket = ctx.socket(zmq.PUB)
forward_socket.connect("tcp://{}:{}".format(host, port))
for message in messages:
m = "{} {}".format(channel, message).encode("utf-8")
def main():
import argparse
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description="send a message to a msgbus server")
parser.add_argument("-i", "--host", default="", help="host to connect to")
parser.add_argument("-p", "--port", default=7003, help="port to connect to")
parser.add_argument("-c", "--channel", required=True, help="message channel")
parser.add_argument("-m", "--message", required=True, nargs="+", help="message bodies")
parser.add_argument("--type", default="native", choices=["native", "raw"], help="client type")
args = parser.parse_args()
if args.type == "native":
send_native(, args.port, None,, args.message)
elif args.type == "raw":
send_zmq(, args.port,, args.message)
if __name__ == '__main__':