final class ClusterClient extends Actor with ActorLogging

This actor is intended to be used on an external node that is not member of the cluster. It acts like a gateway for sending messages to actors somewhere in the cluster. From the initial contact points it will establish a connection to a ClusterReceptionist somewhere in the cluster. It will monitor the connection to the receptionist and establish a new connection if the link goes down. When looking for a new receptionist it uses fresh contact points retrieved from previous establishment, or periodically refreshed contacts, i.e. not necessarily the initial contact points.

You can send messages via the ClusterClient to any actor in the cluster that is registered in the ClusterReceptionist. Messages are wrapped in ClusterClient.Send, ClusterClient.SendToAll or ClusterClient.Publish.

1. ClusterClient.Send - The message will be delivered to one recipient with a matching path, if any such exists. If several entries match the path the message will be delivered to one random destination. The sender of the message can specify that local affinity is preferred, i.e. the message is sent to an actor in the same local actor system as the used receptionist actor, if any such exists, otherwise random to any other matching entry.

2. ClusterClient.SendToAll - The message will be delivered to all recipients with a matching path.

3. ClusterClient.Publish - The message will be delivered to all recipients Actors that have been registered as subscribers to to the named topic.

Use the factory method ClusterClient#props) to create the akka.actor.Props for the actor.

If the receptionist is not currently available, the client will buffer the messages and then deliver them when the connection to the receptionist has been established. The size of the buffer is configurable and it can be disabled by using a buffer size of 0. When the buffer is full old messages will be dropped when new messages are sent via the client.

Note that this is a best effort implementation: messages can always be lost due to the distributed nature of the actors involved.

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ClusterClient.scala
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Instance Constructors

  1. new ClusterClient(settings: ClusterClientSettings)

Type Members

  1. type Receive = PartialFunction[Any, Unit]
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Value Members

  1. final def !=(arg0: Any): Boolean
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  2. final def ##(): Int
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  3. def +(other: String): String
    Implicit
    This member is added by an implicit conversion from ClusterClient to any2stringadd[ClusterClient] performed by method any2stringadd in scala.Predef.
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  4. def ->[B](y: B): (ClusterClient, B)
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    This member is added by an implicit conversion from ClusterClient to ArrowAssoc[ClusterClient] performed by method ArrowAssoc in scala.Predef.
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  5. final def ==(arg0: Any): Boolean
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  6. def active(receptionist: ActorRef): actor.Actor.Receive
  7. def aroundPostRestart(reason: Throwable): Unit

    INTERNAL API.

    INTERNAL API.

    Can be overridden to intercept calls to postRestart. Calls postRestart by default.

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    protected[akka]
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    Actor
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    @InternalApi()
  8. def aroundPostStop(): Unit

    INTERNAL API.

    INTERNAL API.

    Can be overridden to intercept calls to postStop. Calls postStop by default.

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    protected[akka]
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    @InternalApi()
  9. def aroundPreRestart(reason: Throwable, message: Option[Any]): Unit

    INTERNAL API.

    INTERNAL API.

    Can be overridden to intercept calls to preRestart. Calls preRestart by default.

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    protected[akka]
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    @InternalApi()
  10. def aroundPreStart(): Unit

    INTERNAL API.

    INTERNAL API.

    Can be overridden to intercept calls to preStart. Calls preStart by default.

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    protected[akka]
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    @InternalApi()
  11. def aroundReceive(receive: actor.Actor.Receive, msg: Any): Unit

    INTERNAL API.

    INTERNAL API.

    Can be overridden to intercept calls to this actor's current behavior.

    receive

    current behavior.

    msg

    current message.

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    @InternalApi()
  12. final def asInstanceOf[T0]: T0
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  13. def buffer(msg: Any): Unit
  14. var buffer: MessageBuffer
  15. def clone(): AnyRef
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    @native() @throws( ... )
  16. var contactPaths: HashSet[ActorPath]
  17. var contactPathsPublished: HashSet[ActorPath]
  18. def contactPointMessages: actor.Actor.Receive
  19. var contacts: HashSet[ActorSelection]
  20. implicit val context: ActorContext

    Scala API: Stores the context for this actor, including self, and sender.

    Scala API: Stores the context for this actor, including self, and sender. It is implicit to support operations such as forward.

    WARNING: Only valid within the Actor itself, so do not close over it and publish it to other threads!

    akka.actor.ActorContext is the Scala API. getContext returns a akka.actor.AbstractActor.ActorContext, which is the Java API of the actor context.

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  21. def ensuring(cond: (ClusterClient) ⇒ Boolean, msg: ⇒ Any): ClusterClient
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    This member is added by an implicit conversion from ClusterClient to Ensuring[ClusterClient] performed by method Ensuring in scala.Predef.
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  22. def ensuring(cond: (ClusterClient) ⇒ Boolean): ClusterClient
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    This member is added by an implicit conversion from ClusterClient to Ensuring[ClusterClient] performed by method Ensuring in scala.Predef.
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  23. def ensuring(cond: Boolean, msg: ⇒ Any): ClusterClient
    Implicit
    This member is added by an implicit conversion from ClusterClient to Ensuring[ClusterClient] performed by method Ensuring in scala.Predef.
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    Ensuring
  24. def ensuring(cond: Boolean): ClusterClient
    Implicit
    This member is added by an implicit conversion from ClusterClient to Ensuring[ClusterClient] performed by method Ensuring in scala.Predef.
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    Ensuring
  25. final def eq(arg0: AnyRef): Boolean
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    AnyRef
  26. def equals(arg0: Any): Boolean
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  27. def establishing: actor.Actor.Receive
  28. val failureDetector: DeadlineFailureDetector
  29. def finalize(): Unit
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    @throws( classOf[java.lang.Throwable] )
  30. def formatted(fmtstr: String): String
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    This member is added by an implicit conversion from ClusterClient to StringFormat[ClusterClient] performed by method StringFormat in scala.Predef.
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    StringFormat
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    @inline()
  31. final def getClass(): Class[_]
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    @native()
  32. def hashCode(): Int
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    @native()
  33. val heartbeatTask: Cancellable
  34. val initialContactsSel: HashSet[ActorSelection]
  35. final def isInstanceOf[T0]: Boolean
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    Any
  36. def log: LoggingAdapter
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  37. final def ne(arg0: AnyRef): Boolean
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  38. final def notify(): Unit
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    @native()
  39. final def notifyAll(): Unit
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    @native()
  40. def postRestart(reason: Throwable): Unit

    User overridable callback: By default it calls preStart().

    User overridable callback: By default it calls preStart().

    reason

    the Throwable that caused the restart to happen Is called right AFTER restart on the newly created Actor to allow reinitialization after an Actor crash.

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    Actor
    Annotations
    @throws( classOf[Exception] )
  41. def postStop(): Unit

    User overridable callback.

    User overridable callback.

    Is called asynchronously after 'actor.stop()' is invoked. Empty default implementation.

    Definition Classes
    ClusterClientActor
  42. def preRestart(reason: Throwable, message: Option[Any]): Unit

    Scala API: User overridable callback: By default it disposes of all children and then calls postStop().

    Scala API: User overridable callback: By default it disposes of all children and then calls postStop().

    reason

    the Throwable that caused the restart to happen

    message

    optionally the current message the actor processed when failing, if applicable Is called on a crashed Actor right BEFORE it is restarted to allow clean up of resources before Actor is terminated.

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    Annotations
    @throws( classOf[Exception] )
  43. def preStart(): Unit

    User overridable callback.

    User overridable callback.

    Is called when an Actor is started. Actors are automatically started asynchronously when created. Empty default implementation.

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    Actor
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    @throws( classOf[Exception] )
  44. def publishContactPoints(): Unit
  45. def receive: PartialFunction[Any, Unit]

    Scala API: This defines the initial actor behavior, it must return a partial function with the actor logic.

    Scala API: This defines the initial actor behavior, it must return a partial function with the actor logic.

    Definition Classes
    ClusterClientActor
  46. def reestablish(): Unit
  47. var refreshContactsTask: Option[Cancellable]
  48. def scheduleRefreshContactsTick(interval: FiniteDuration): Unit
  49. implicit final val self: ActorRef

    The 'self' field holds the ActorRef for this actor.

    The 'self' field holds the ActorRef for this actor.

    Can be used to send messages to itself:

    self ! message
    

    Definition Classes
    Actor
  50. def sendBuffered(receptionist: ActorRef): Unit
  51. def sendGetContacts(): Unit
  52. final def sender(): ActorRef

    The reference sender Actor of the last received message.

    The reference sender Actor of the last received message. Is defined if the message was sent from another Actor, else deadLetters in akka.actor.ActorSystem.

    WARNING: Only valid within the Actor itself, so do not close over it and publish it to other threads!

    Definition Classes
    Actor
  53. var subscribers: Vector[ActorRef]
  54. def supervisorStrategy: SupervisorStrategy

    User overridable definition the strategy to use for supervising child actors.

    User overridable definition the strategy to use for supervising child actors.

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    Actor
  55. final def synchronized[T0](arg0: ⇒ T0): T0
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  56. def toString(): String
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    AnyRef → Any
  57. def unhandled(message: Any): Unit

    User overridable callback.

    User overridable callback.

    Is called when a message isn't handled by the current behavior of the actor by default it fails with either a akka.actor.DeathPactException (in case of an unhandled akka.actor.Terminated message) or publishes an akka.actor.UnhandledMessage to the actor's system's akka.event.EventStream

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  58. final def wait(): Unit
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    @throws( ... )
  59. final def wait(arg0: Long, arg1: Int): Unit
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    @throws( ... )
  60. final def wait(arg0: Long): Unit
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    @native() @throws( ... )
  61. def [B](y: B): (ClusterClient, B)
    Implicit
    This member is added by an implicit conversion from ClusterClient to ArrowAssoc[ClusterClient] performed by method ArrowAssoc in scala.Predef.
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    ArrowAssoc

Inherited from ActorLogging

Inherited from Actor

Inherited from AnyRef

Inherited from Any

Inherited by implicit conversion any2stringadd from ClusterClient to any2stringadd[ClusterClient]

Inherited by implicit conversion StringFormat from ClusterClient to StringFormat[ClusterClient]

Inherited by implicit conversion Ensuring from ClusterClient to Ensuring[ClusterClient]

Inherited by implicit conversion ArrowAssoc from ClusterClient to ArrowAssoc[ClusterClient]

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