[Spread-users] Delivery confirmation

Gert Burger gert at sensepost.com
Tue Jun 3 05:21:01 EDT 2008

Alexey Zakhlestin wrote:
> well, first thing which comes to mind is sending the confirmation
> message in reply ;
If the original sender is not available then due to whatever reason then
that would fail. The sender would then need to resend, but the receiver
already assumed that the sender received the reply. Hopefully you can
see the dilemma from that.

If one needs to dispatch small units of work to many servers which may
be up or down at any moment, one has to be sure that the target received
the message and that it can handle it, else it must be dispatched to
another server. The units of work(In my case) would be too small and
sensitive to latency for a message/job queue. Therefore I am evaluating
spread as a low level communications medium.

Gert Burger

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