remote-mailbox

  1. remote-mailbox
  2. Documentation
    1. Common Parameters
      1. remote-mailbox-default-tcp-port-no
      2. remote-mailbox-default-expected-size
      3. remote-mailbox-default-hostname
    2. Client
      1. Usage
      2. remote-mailbox-default-connect
      3. remote-mailbox-default-hostname
      4. make-remote-mailbox
      5. remote-mailbox?
      6. remote-mailbox-name
      7. remote-mailbox-tcp-port-no
      8. remote-mailbox-connected?
      9. remote-mailboxes
      10. remote-mailbox-send!
      11. drop-remote-mailbox!
      12. drop-remote-mailboxes!
    3. Server
      1. Usage
      2. remote-mailbox-default-listen
      3. remote-mailbox-default-auto-create?
      4. make-remote-mailbox-server
      5. make-remote-mailbox-server-thread
      6. remote-mailbox-server?
      7. remote-mailbox-server-name
      8. remote-mailbox-server-auto-create?
      9. remote-mailbox-server-listener
      10. remote-mailbox-server-request-limit
      11. remote-mailbox-server-debug
      12. remote-mailbox-server-run!
      13. remote-mailbox-server-start!
      14. remote-mailbox-server-stop!
      15. server-local-mailbox
      16. drop-server-local-mailbox!
      17. server-local-mailboxes
    4. Remote Mailbox Service
      1. Usage
      2. remote-mailbox-service
      3. remote-mailbox-service-info
      4. remote-mailbox-service-stop!
    5. Adapter
      1. Usage
      2. serializer
      3. deserializer
      4. deserializer-input
      5. serializer-output
      6. serialize
      7. deserialize
  3. Requirements
  4. Bugs and Limitations
  5. Author
  6. Version history
  7. License

Documentation

Purports to provide an API for sending and receiving remote messages. This egg attempts to duplicate the mailbox egg semantics across an IP connection.

Common Parameters

remote-mailbox-default-tcp-port-no

[parameter] (remote-mailbox-default-tcp-port-no [TCP-PORT-NO]) -> fixnum

The standard port number to establish a remote mailbox connection.

Defaults to the environment variable REMOTE_MAILBOX_TCP_PORT, or 63001 if undefined at startup.

remote-mailbox-default-expected-size

[parameter] (remote-mailbox-default-expected-size [EXPECTED]) -> fixnum

The expected number of remote mailboxes, either as client or server.

EXPECTED
fixnum ; Defaults to 8.

Defaults to the environment variable REMOTE_MAILBOX_EXPECTED, or 8 if undefined at startup.

remote-mailbox-default-hostname

[parameter] (remote-mailbox-default-hostname [HOSTNAME]) -> string

The host name to establish a remote mailbox connection.

Defaults to the environment variable REMOTE_MAILBOX_HOSTNAME, or "localhost" if undefined at startup.

Client

Usage

(require-extension remote-mailbox-client)

remote-mailbox-default-connect

[parameter] (remote-mailbox-default-connect [PROCEDURE]) -> procedure

The procedure used to establish network connections for a remote mailbox. Defaults to tcp-connect and must be signature-compatible.

remote-mailbox-default-hostname

[parameter] (remote-mailbox-default-hostname REMOTE-MAILBOX)

Returns the REMOTE-MAILBOX hostname.

make-remote-mailbox

[procedure] (make-remote-mailbox NAME [#:hostname HOSTNAME] [#:tcp-port-no TCP-PORT-NO] [#:connect CONNECT]) -> remote-mailbox

Returns a unique remote-mailbox object for the specified NAME.

NAME
string ;
HOSTNAME
string ;. Defaults to (remote-mailbox-default-tcp-port-no).
TCP-PORT-NO
fixnum in [0 65535] or {{#f}} ; Defaults to (remote-mailbox-default-hostname).
CONNECT
procedure ; Defaults to (remote-mailbox-default-connect).

When TCP-PORT-NO is #f the HOSTNAME must contain the port or service.

remote-mailbox?

[procedure] (remote-mailbox? OBJECT)

Is the OBJECT a valid remote-mailbox?

remote-mailbox-name

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-name REMOTE-MAILBOX)

Returns the REMOTE-MAILBOX name.

remote-mailbox-tcp-port-no

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-tcp-port-no REMOTE-MAILBOX)

Returns the REMOTE-MAILBOX tcp-port-no.

remote-mailbox-connected?

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-connected? REMOTE-MAILBOX)

Is the REMOTE-MAILBOX connected? (Has it been used?)

remote-mailboxes

[procedure] (remote-mailboxes) -> (list-of remote-mailbox)

Returns mailboxes.

remote-mailbox-send!

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-send! REMOTE-MAILBOX OBJECT)

Transmit the OBJECT to the REMOTE-MAILBOX.

drop-remote-mailbox!

[procedure] (drop-remote-mailbox! REMOTE-MAILBOX)

Invalidate and forget the REMOTE-MAILBOX.

drop-remote-mailboxes!

[procedure] (drop-remote-mailboxes!)

Invalidate and forget all the remote mailboxes. Performs a reset to the initial state.

Server

Usage

(require-extension remote-mailbox-server)

remote-mailbox-default-listen

[parameter] (remote-mailbox-default-listen [PROCEDURE]) -> procedure

The procedure used to establish network connections for a remote mailbox. Defaults to tcp-listen and must be signature-compatible.

remote-mailbox-default-auto-create?

[parameter] (remote-mailbox-default-auto-create? [AUTO-CREATE?]) -> boolean

Automatically create local-mailbox? Defaults to #t.

make-remote-mailbox-server

[procedure] (make-remote-mailbox-server [#:name NAME] [#:tcp-port-no TCP-PORT-NO] [#:listen LISTEN] [#:request-limit REQUEST-LIMIT] [#:auto-create? AUTO-CREATE?] [#:debug DEBUG])

Creates and returns a remote-mailbox-server. Uses make-tcp-server to create a server procedure. The server threads spawned by this procedure are continuously processing remote mailbox sends until the connection is closed.)

NAME
symbol ; Defaults to rtmbsv#.
TCP-PORT-NO
fixnum in [0 65535] or {{#f}} ; Defaults to (remote-mailbox-default-tcp-port-no)
LISTEN
procedure ; Defaults to (remote-mailbox-default-listen)
REQUEST-LIMIT
fixnum ; The tcp-server upper limit for currently executing requests. Defaults to 10000.
AUTO-CREATE?
boolean ; Automatically create local-mailbox. Defaults to #t
DEBUG
(or false string) ; Print tcp diagnostics with DEBUG prefix when true. Defaults to #f

make-remote-mailbox-server-thread

[procedure] (make-remote-mailbox-server-thread REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER) -> thread

Returns a thread that, when started, will run the REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER.

remote-mailbox-server?

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-server? OBJECT) -> boolean

Is the OBJECT a remote-mailbox-server?

remote-mailbox-server-name

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-server-name REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER) -> string

Returns the name of the specified REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER.

remote-mailbox-server-auto-create?

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-server-auto-create? REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER) -> boolean

remote-mailbox-server-listener

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-server-listener REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER) -> procedure

Returns the listener object for the specified REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER.

remote-mailbox-server-request-limit

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-server-request-limit REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER) -> fixnum

remote-mailbox-server-debug

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-server-debug REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER)

remote-mailbox-server-run!

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-server-run! REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER)

Starts the server continuously processing remote mailbox sends until the connection is closed.

remote-mailbox-server-start!

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-server-start! REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER)

Starts the server in a thread continuously processing remote mailbox sends until the connection is closed.

Returns the started thread.

remote-mailbox-server-stop!

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-server-stop! REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER)

Closes the connection & stops the server thread.

server-local-mailbox

[procedure] (server-local-mailbox REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER NAME) -> mailbox

Returns the mailbox of NAME for REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER (a mailbox object as returned by the procedure make-mailbox). Should the mailbox not exist it will be created if the REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER has a true AUTO-CREATE? flag, otherwise returns #f.

To receive remote messages:

(mailbox-receive! (server-local-mailbox REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER NAME))

drop-server-local-mailbox!

[procedure] (drop-server-local-mailbox! REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER NAME)

Forget the server's mailbox.

server-local-mailboxes

[procedure] (server-local-mailboxes REMOTE-MAILBOX-SERVER) -> (list-of mailbox)

Returns a list of all the mailboxes created for the server.

Remote Mailbox Service

A, singleton, convenience interface for remove-mailbox-server.

Usage

(require-extension remote-mailbox-service)

remote-mailbox-service

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-service NAME [CREATE? [DEBUG]])

This is a convenience interface and only recommended for the simplest of situations.

Returns the mailbox for NAME.

The DEBUG argument is passed on to tcp-server which will print tcp diagnostics with DEBUG as a prefix. The other parameters to make-remote-mailbox-server are defaulted. The default server is created and run in a separate thread upon the first call.

The AUTO-CREATE? argument is passed on to server-local-mailbox.

To receive remote messages:

(mailbox-receive! (remote-mailbox-service NAME))

remote-mailbox-service-info

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-service-info) -> remote-mailbox-server thread

The remote-mailbox-server & thread for remote-mailbox-service.

remote-mailbox-service-stop!

[procedure] (remote-mailbox-service-stop!) -> void

The thread object for local-mailbox.

Adapter

Usage

(require-extension remote-mailbox-adapter)

serializer

[parameter] (serializer [PROCEDURE]) -> procedure

Parameter for Scheme object serialization procedure. Default is s11n::serialize.

deserializer

[parameter] (deserializer [PROCEDURE]) -> procedure

Parameter for Scheme object deserialization procedure. Default is s11n::deserialize.

deserializer-input

[parameter] (deserializer-input [INPUT-PORT]) -> input-port

Parameter for deserialization procedure input. Default is (current-input-port).

serializer-output

[parameter] (serializer-output [OUTPUT-PORT]) -> output-port

Parameter for serialization procedure output. Default is (current-output-port).

serialize

[procedure] (serialize OBJECT [OUTPUT-PORT (serializer-output)])

Serialize the OBJECT to the OUTPUT-PORT.

deserialize

[procedure] (deserialize [INPUT-PORT (deserializer-input)]) -> *

Deserialize the OBJECT from the INPUT-PORT.

Requirements

tcp-server s11n mailbox srfi-18 synch miscmacros moremacros condition-utils check-errors llrb-tree

test

Bugs and Limitations

Author

Kon Lovett

Version history

1.0.4
Use llrb-tree.
1.0.3
Add remote-mailbox-service.
1.0.2
Add remote-mailbox-default-expected-size.
1.0.1
Clarify types.
1.0.0
Initial Chicken 5 release.

License

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