Interface Transport

  • All Known Implementing Classes:
    AbstractTransportAdapter, ActorTransportAdapter, NettyTransport, TestTransport, ThrottlerTransportAdapter

    public interface Transport
    Classic remoting is deprecated, use Artery. Since 2.6.0.
    An SPI layer for implementing asynchronous transport mechanisms. The Transport is responsible for initializing the underlying transmission mechanism and setting up logical links between transport entities.

    Transport implementations that are loaded dynamically by the remoting must have a constructor that accepts a Config and an ExtendedActorSystem as parameters.

    • Method Detail

      • schemeIdentifier

        java.lang.String schemeIdentifier()
        Returns a string that will be used as the scheme part of the URLs corresponding to this transport
        the scheme string
      • isResponsibleFor

        boolean isResponsibleFor​(Address address)
        A function that decides whether the specific transport instance is responsible for delivering to a given address. The function must be thread-safe and non-blocking.

        The purpose of this function is to resolve cases when the scheme part of an URL is not enough to resolve the correct transport i.e. multiple instances of the same transport implementation are loaded. These cases arise when - the same transport, but with different configurations is used for different remote systems - a transport is able to serve one address only (hardware protocols, e.g. Serial port) and multiple instances are needed to be loaded for different endpoints.

        whether the transport instance is responsible to serve communications to the given address.
      • maximumPayloadBytes

        int maximumPayloadBytes()
        Defines the maximum size of payload this transport is able to deliver. All transports MUST support at least 32kBytes (32000 octets) of payload, but some MAY support larger sizes.
      • listen

        scala.concurrent.Future<scala.Tuple2<Address,​scala.concurrent.Promise<Transport.AssociationEventListener>>> listen()
        Asynchronously attempts to setup the transport layer to listen and accept incoming associations. The result of the attempt is wrapped by a Future returned by this method. The pair contained in the future contains a Promise for an ActorRef. By completing this Promise with an Transport.AssociationEventListener, that listener becomes responsible for handling incoming associations. Until the Promise is not completed, no associations are processed.

        A Future containing a pair of the bound local address and a Promise of an AssociationListener that must be completed by the consumer of the future.
      • associate

        scala.concurrent.Future<AssociationHandle> associate​(Address remoteAddress)
        Asynchronously opens a logical duplex link between two Transport Entities over a network. It could be backed by a real transport-layer connection (TCP), more lightweight connections provided over datagram protocols (UDP with additional services), substreams of multiplexed connections (SCTP) or physical links (serial port).

        This call returns a future of an AssociationHandle. A failed future indicates that the association attempt was unsuccessful. If the exception is Transport.InvalidAssociationException then the association request was invalid, and it is impossible to recover.

        remoteAddress - The address of the remote transport entity.
        A status instance representing failure or a success containing an AssociationHandle
      • shutdown

        scala.concurrent.Future<java.lang.Object> shutdown()
        Shuts down the transport layer and releases all the corresponding resources. Shutdown is asynchronous signalling the end of the shutdown by completing the returned future.

        The transport SHOULD try flushing pending writes before becoming completely closed.

        Future signalling the completion of shutdown
      • managementCommand

        scala.concurrent.Future<java.lang.Object> managementCommand​(java.lang.Object cmd)
        This method allows upper layers to send management commands to the transport. It is the responsibility of the sender to send appropriate commands to different transport implementations. Unknown commands will be ignored.

        cmd - Command message to the transport
        Future that succeeds when the command was handled or dropped