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For questions concerning the MQTT messaging protocol, a lightweight TCP/IP-based system for machine-to-machine communication.

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MQTT alternative (which is also compatible with C++) [closed]

I'm quite new to the Internet of Things world and until now I've only heard of MQTT. I want to research some other options apart from MQTT. Until now I've not found much more than Webshpere MQ and ...
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How to modify Mosquitto's Windows Firewall Inbound Rule to only allow connections from specific IP addresses?

I am trying to set up IP whitelisting for my Mosquitto broker on Windows 7. To do so I have performed the following steps, based on this article: How to Whitelist Your IP - Windows Dedicated. Open ...
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Is it a bad practice to keep certificates on external memory?

We're working on AWS-IoT using an STM32 microcontroller. Till today, we were writing the certificates to the flash and locking the flash from external reading. As the application code increases, we'...
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Should I use special characters in MQTT topics?

I have used MQTT to connect all my ESP8266 units but I have a general question regarding topics. According to www.hivemq.com: "Leading forward slash" / should be avoided. Spaces should be avoided. ...
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How to enable detailed logging of Mosquitto broker on Windows 7?

I have a previous question and to get closer to a solution I want to enable Mosquitto broker logging on Windows 7. Originally I have started the broker manually as follows: mosquitto -p 1883 -v -v ...
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How to modify only the Client ID in an MQTT CONNECT message?

I am playing around with MQTT CONNECT messages. I have a simple C program which opens a TCP/IP socket towards an Mosquitto broker running on my laptop, sends an MQTT CONNECT message, (normally) ...
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Any real-world HomeWSN deployments?

I searched for "MQTT Rules Engine", and came across the HomeWSN project. It looks like it's almost trying to be a home automation system based on MQTT messaging, which could be very useful. Has ...
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How can we get messages from an MQTT broker and put them into the ZeroMQ queue? [closed]

I am trying to get messages from an MQTT broker and insert that messages into ZeroMQ. What do I need to do to connect an MQTT broker to ZeroMQ in java?
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Does CoAP have a lower footprint than MQTT?

I recently read a Quora question about whether CoAP or MQTT is more lightweight, but the answers don't seem particularly satisfying and all contradict each other: the top answer says MQTT takes fewer ...
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Are there MQTT brokers that persist QoS 1/2 messages to disk?

As of now the EMQ (Erlang MQTT Broker) does not seem to persist QoS 1/2 messages to disk: How does EMQ persist QoS 1/2 messages? So in case of an unexpected server reboot, memory limits, or other ...
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Why does this whitepaper say MQTT usernames/passwords “do not provide enough entropy”?

This whitepaper comparing MQTT and AMQP says that MQTT's username/password restrictions make it far less secure than AMQP: MQTT requires short user names and short passwords that do not provide ...
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How does EMQ persist QoS 1/2 messages?

The EMQ (Erlang MQTT Broker) is a "distributed, massively scalable, highly extensible MQTT message broker" with a reported "1.3 million concurrent MQTT connections" - so it potentially allows a large ...
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What happens if Mosquitto runs out of memory to store QoS 1/2 messages?

In MQTT, messages with QoS 1 or 2 must be delivered at least once (QoS 2 messages must be delivered exactly once). If the client is not connected, the broker must store the message until the client is ...
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Can a Mosquitto MQTT client forcibly disconnect another?

I've been wondering how an MQTT client could instruct the broker to disconnect a client by some means, in case I need to force-disconnect a client from my MQTT server (for example, if it's misbehaving ...
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Subscribing to MQTT birth and will topics? (emqttd)

I am running emqttd (emqtt.io). I would like to monitor clients connecting and disconnecting from a separate process that would be subscribing to a system topic where birth and will messages are ...
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Mosquitto on Raspberry Pi refuses connection after changing log settings

In my ongoing endeavors to get my Raspberry Pi to command my stuff I set up a Mosquitto MQTT broker. In the base settings everything went reasonably fine. I could post test messages with the publish ...
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How to start Mosquitto broker service on Windows 7 from command prompt?

I have set up Mosquitto MQTT on my Windows 7 laptop. I have performed the installation process according to this step by step guide. Installation was alright and I could start the Mosquitto Broker's ...
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What will be the result of the following connection scenario in an MQTT network?

In MQTT it is the client who initiates the connection with a CONNECT message. The first field of the packet is the clientId: The client identifier (short ClientId) is an identifier of each MQTT ...
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How can I use 2FA in an MQTT network?

How can I use 2FA (two factor authentication) when I connect a new device to the broker, if it is even possible? Because it seems easier, the second factor can be a software solution first but I ...
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What simple security tests can I perform on my MQTT network?

I am about to set up an MQTT network at home. I want to build up some knowledge by practical exercises. It would be a small network with the broker hosted on my laptop (Windows 7) and some Raspberry ...
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Should I use Mosquitto's web sockets or connect clients directly?

According to this blog, Mosquitto (the MQTT broker) now supports connecting to clients over web sockets. The blog article seems to hint that web sockets are more useful for browser applications, since ...
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What happens when there is not any subscriber to a topic in MQTT?

The situation is the following: There is a client, a publisher, it is not subscribed to any topic. This client has a single topic of its own, and publishes data reguraly to it. But there are not any ...
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Don’t subscribe to # - so how to dump all messages to database with Mosquitto?

HiveMQ's blog lists under "best practices" not to subscribe to the multi level wildcard when attempting to dump all messages to a database. They claim that the subscribing client may not be able to ...
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mosquitto_sub “connection refused” on Arch Linux

So I installed mosquitto and mosquitto-client on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian Jessie through apt-get as well as mosquitto on another Pi running Arch Linux through pacman. On Arch the client utils ...
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Can Mosquitto support multiple brokers?

I've been considering Mosquitto for a MQTT message broker for a home IoT network, but I'm concerned that the broker could be a single point of failure which could bring down my whole network if it ...
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Is there a way to preserve the MQTT QoS level until it reaches the client?

MQTT allows senders to set a Quality of Service (QoS) level, which provides certain guarantees about whether a message will be received (and whether duplicates are permitted). This article from HiveMQ ...
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Can an MQTT client subscribe to a topic created by itself?

In my understanding, in MQTT a topic is created once a client publishes something with the corresponding topic name. There is no need to configure a topic, publishing on it is enough. From here. ...
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Confusion about client-server connection establishment in MQTT

According to the specifications, it is always the client who should establish connection to a server. Client: A program or device that uses MQTT. A Client always establishes the Network ...
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How can I implement MQTT on an STM32F030K6T6?

The controller in question is an STM32F030K6T6, which has an ARM® 32-bit Cortex® -M0 low power core, 32 kB Flash memory and 4 kB SRAM. It interfaces an SIM808 for Internet connectivity. The resources ...
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When and why to use MQTT protocol?

I am developing a device which measures temperature, humidity and mass. Currently it uses HTTPS to upload data to a remote server. Now I know that there is a protocol called MQTT which is claimed to ...