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All the enterprise messaging patterns in one box.


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Protocol wireframe

Stream protocol

Building Malamute

To use or contribute to Malamute, build and install this stack:

git clone git://
git clone git://
git clone git://
git clone git://
for project in libsodium libzmq czmq malamute; do
    cd $project
    ./configure && make check
    sudo make install
    sudo ldconfig
    cd ..

To run Malamute, issue this command:

malamute [name]

Where 'name' is the name of the Malamute instance, and must be unique on any given host. The default name is 'local'. To end the broker, send a TERM or INT signal (Ctrl-C).

Currently unimplemented bits

  • Message confirmation

How to Help

  1. Use Malamute in a real project.
  2. Identify problems that you face, using it.
  3. Work with us to fix the problems, or send us patches.

Ownership and Contributing

The contributors are listed in AUTHORS. This project uses the MPL v2 license, see LICENSE.

The contribution policy is the standard ZeroMQ C4.1 process. Please read this RFC if you have never contributed to a ZeroMQ project.