Streaming Text Oriented Messaging Protocol

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Simple (or Streaming) Text Oriented Message Protocol (STOMP), formerly known as TTMP, is a simple text-based protocol, designed for working with message-oriented middleware. It provides an interoperable wire format that allows STOMP clients to talk with any message broker supporting the protocol. It is thus language-agnostic, meaning a broker developed for one language or platform can receive communications from client software developed in another language.

Overview[edit]

The protocol is broadly similar to HTTP, and works over TCP using the following commands:

  • CONNECT
  • SEND
  • SUBSCRIBE
  • UNSUBSCRIBE
  • BEGIN
  • COMMIT
  • ABORT
  • ACK
  • NACK
  • DISCONNECT

Communication between client and server is through a "frame" consisting of a number of lines. The first line contains the command, followed by headers in the form <key>: <value> (one per line), followed by a blank line and then the body content, ending in a null character. Communication between server and client is through a MESSAGE, RECEIPT or ERROR frame with a similar format of headers and body content.

Implementations[edit]

These are some MOM products that support STOMP:

A list of implementations is also maintained on the STOMP web site.

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