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def send_native(host, port, channel, messages):
Send some messages on a specified channel using the msgbus client
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
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,, args.message)
elif args.type == "raw":
send_zmq(, args.port,, args.message)
if __name__ == '__main__':