WARNING: nanomsg is still in beta stage!

nanomsg is a socket library that provides several common communication patterns. It aims to make the networking layer fast, scalable, and easy to use. Implemented in C, it works on a wide range of operating systems with no further dependencies.

The communication patterns, also called "scalability protocols", are basic blocks for building distributed systems. By combining them you can create a vast array of distributed applications. The following scalability protocols are currently available:

Scalability protocols are layered on top of the transport layer in the network stack. At the moment, the nanomsg library supports the following transports mechanisms:

The library exposes a BSD-socket-like C API to the applications.

It is licensed under MIT/X11 license.

"nanomsg" is a trademark of 250bpm s.r.o.