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From Claus Ibsen <>
Subject Re: How to build an outgoing tcp connection gateway that consumes messages?
Date Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:38:15 GMT

We have some JIRA tickets about adding such functionality to
camel-mina2 and also camel-netty.
This would allow Camel to acts as a client and connect to a remote
server, and receive messages coming in to a route.

Though we haven't had the time yet to implement such functionality.

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 3:34 PM, Thorsten Kunz <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a problem that I need to solve and I would like to get a few ideas
> about the best options on how to do it since I am new to Camel.
> So I do need to implement a gateway to consume XML based messages from a
> server. Initially I thought that Netty Consumer mode sounds like it would
> match but it needs to be an outgoing tcp connection to the server. Here is
> how it works:
> There is a blackbox style server that is located somewhere performing some
> kind of business logic. This server is listening on tcp port XYZ. Now if an
> authorized IP address is connecting as a client to this port the server
> immediately starts to dump XML debug messages to the connection. The client
> doesn't need to do/send anything, just connect and then start to consume
> the XML messages.
> Now Camel is supposed to be the client consumer and I need to implement a
> gateway that connects to the server and read the XML messages from the tcp
> session. The gateway should also auto-reconnect in case the blackbox server
> was rebooted or crashed or whatever.
> Any good ideas about how to get this going? It would be very much
> appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Thorsten

Claus Ibsen
Red Hat, Inc.
FuseSource is now part of Red Hat
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