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From Naresh Bhatia <>
Subject Re: How to ensure reliability of publish/subscribe against occassional network hiccup?
Date Sat, 14 Jul 2007 11:37:52 GMT

Could someone please help me with this question?

Naresh Bhatia wrote:
> I would like to use ActiveMQ in an application where subcribers must
> receive EVERY message published to their topic. If a subscriber looses a
> message, its state would be out-of-sync with the publisher - and that
> would be a bad thing! Note however, that there is no need to receive
> messages when the subscriber is down or inactive, in other words
> durability of messages is not required.
> 1) What is the best way to use ActiveMQ in this scenario to protect
> against occassional network hiccups? Is it enough to have a transacted
> session or a non-transacted session with AUTO_ACKNOWLEDGE or
> CLIENT_ACKNOWLEDGE? Does this guarantee the receipt of all messages?
> 2) How does publish-subscribe actually work? Does the publisher send a
> seperate message to each subscriber and receive an explicit
> acknowledgement from each or is the message sent out as a broadcast
> (multicast?) and then explicit acknowledgements coming in from each
> subscriber?
> Thanks.
> Naresh

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