Mosquitto is an open source implementation of a server for version 5.0, 3.1.1,
and 3.1 of the MQTT protocol. It also includes a C and C++ client library, and
mosquitto_sub utilities for publishing and
See the following links for more information on MQTT:
- Community page: http://mqtt.org/
- MQTT v3.1.1 standard: https://docs.oasis-open.org/mqtt/mqtt/v3.1.1/mqtt-v3.1.1.html
- MQTT v5.0 standard: https://docs.oasis-open.org/mqtt/mqtt/v5.0/mqtt-v5.0.html
Mosquitto project information is available at the following locations:
- Main homepage: https://mosquitto.org/
- Find existing bugs or submit a new bug: https://github.com/eclipse/mosquitto/issues
- Source code repository: https://github.com/eclipse/mosquitto
There is also a public test server available at https://test.mosquitto.org/
See https://mosquitto.org/download/ for details on installing binaries for various platforms.
If you have installed a binary package the broker should have been started automatically. If not, it can be started with a basic configuration:
mosquitto_sub to subscribe to a topic:
mosquitto_sub -t 'test/topic' -v
And to publish a message:
mosquitto_pub -t 'test/topic' -m 'hello world'
Documentation for the broker, clients and client library API can be found in
the man pages, which are available online at https://mosquitto.org/man/. There
are also pages with an introduction to the features of MQTT, the
mosquitto_passwd utility for dealing with username/passwords, and a
description of the configuration file options available for the broker.
Detailed client library API documentation can be found at https://mosquitto.org/api/
Building from source
To build from source the recommended route for end users is to download the archive from https://mosquitto.org/download/.
On Windows and Mac, use
cmake to build. On other platforms, just run
to build. For Windows, see also
If you are building from the git repository then the documentation will not
already be built. Use
make binary to skip building the man pages, or install
docbook-xsl on Debian/Ubuntu systems.
- c-ares (libc-ares-dev on Debian based systems) - only when compiled with
- libwebsockets (libwebsockets-dev) - enable with
- openssl (libssl-dev on Debian based systems) - disable with
- xsltproc (xsltproc and docbook-xsl on Debian based systems) - only needed when building from git sources - disable with
- uthash / utlist - bundled versions of these headers are provided, disable their use with
Equivalent options for enabling/disabling features are available when using the CMake build.
Mosquitto was written by Roger Light firstname.lastname@example.org