Package org.apache.catalina.tribes

package org.apache.catalina.tribes


            //create a channel
            Channel myChannel = new GroupChannel();

            //create my listeners
            MyMessageListener msgListener = new MyMessageListener();
            MyMemberListener mbrListener = new MyMemberListener();

            //attach the listeners to the channel

            //start the channel

            //create a message to be sent, message must implement
            //for performance reasons you probably want them to implement
            Serializable myMsg = new MyMessage();

            //retrieve my current members
            Member[] group = myChannel.getMembers();

            //send the message


Interfaces for the Application Developer

  1. org.apache.catalina.tribes.Channel Main component to interact with to send messages
  2. org.apache.catalina.tribes.MembershipListener Listen to membership changes
  3. org.apache.catalina.tribes.ChannelListener Listen to data messages
  4. org.apache.catalina.tribes.Member Identifies a node, implementation specific, default is org.apache.catalina.tribes.membership.MemberImpl

Interfaces for the Tribes Component Developer

  1. org.apache.catalina.tribes.Channel Main component to that the application interacts with
  2. org.apache.catalina.tribes.ChannelReceiver IO Component to receive messages over some network transport
  3. org.apache.catalina.tribes.ChannelSender IO Component to send messages over some network transport
  4. org.apache.catalina.tribes.MembershipService IO Component that handles membership discovery and
  5. org.apache.catalina.tribes.ChannelInterceptor interceptors between the Channel and the IO layer
  6. org.apache.catalina.tribes.ChannelMessage The message that is sent through the interceptor stack down to the IO layer
  7. org.apache.catalina.tribes.Member Identifies a node, implementation specific to the underlying IO logic
  • Class
    A byte message is not serialized and deserialized by the channel instead it is sent as a byte array
    By default Tribes uses java serialization when it receives an object to be sent over the wire.
    Channel interface
    A channel is a representation of a group of nodes all participating in some sort of communication with each other.
    The channel is the main API class for Tribes, this is essentially the only class that an application needs to be aware of.
    A channel exception is thrown when an internal error happens somewhere in the channel.
    Represent a failure to a specific member when a message was sent to more than one member
    A ChannelInterceptor is an interceptor that intercepts messages and membership messages in the channel stack.
    An interface to listens to incoming messages from a channel.
    Message that is passed through the interceptor stack after the data serialized in the Channel object and then passed down to the interceptor and eventually down to the ChannelSender component
    ChannelReceiver Interface
    The ChannelReceiver interface is the data receiver component at the bottom layer, the IO layer (for layers see the javadoc for the Channel interface).
    ChannelReceiver Interface
    The ChannelSender interface is the data sender component at the bottom layer, the IO layer (for layers see the javadoc for the Channel interface).
    The channel sender must support "silent" members, ie, be able to send a message to a member that is not in the membership, but is part of the destination parameter
    The ErrorHandler class is used when sending messages that are sent asynchronously and the application still needs to get confirmation when the message was sent successfully or when a message errored out.
    Can be implemented by the ChannelListener and Membership listeners to receive heartbeat notifications from the Channel
    Channel interface A managed channel interface gives you access to the components of the channels such as senders, receivers, interceptors etc for configurations purposes
    The Member interface, defines a member in the group.
    The MembershipListener interface is used as a callback to the membership service.
    MembershipService Interface
    The MembershipService interface is the membership component at the bottom layer, the IO layer (for layers see the javadoc for the Channel interface).
    The listener to be registered with the ChannelReceiver, internal Tribes component.
    Message thrown by a sender when USE_SYNC_ACK receives a FAIL_ACK_COMMAND.
    Represents a globally unique Id.