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Subject: [Boost-users] [ASIO] Newbie question - Bidirectional communication example
From: Davies, John (john.davies_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-02-09 17:05:19

For a simple explanation I have two processes that run on the same computer. Process 1 sends messages to Process 2 by putting the messages into an Interprocess message queue that Process 2 created.

Process 2 sends messages to Process 1 by putting the messages into an Interprocess message queue that Process 1 created.

The messages can be sent at any time and are not in response to each other.

Very symmetrical.

Now I want to put Process 1 and Process 2 on separate computers. My intent is to transfer the messages over TCP to the opposite computer without changing Process 1 or 2.

So I thought I'd create two connector programs. Connector 1 creates a message queue that pretends to be the Process 2 message queue. When it gets a message, it send it over TCP the Connector 2. Connector 2 gets the message and puts it into the real Process 2 message queue.

And the reverse if Process 2 has an outgoing message.

I just can't find a good example to steal from. Everything I can find are more like Process 1 makes a request and Process 2 responds.

So I think I have a fundamental misunderstanding of how ASIO works.

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