timer_agent

Name

timer_agent — Service plugin for deferred command execution with timer(8gx)

Description

timer_agent connects to a remote timer(8gx) daemon and locally installs two service functions, “add_timer” and “cancel_timer”, which can be used to set up and rescind, respectively, jobs for later execution.

In practice, this is used by exchange_emsmdb(4gx) and zcore(8gx) to implement delayed sending of messages.

Configuration file directives

connection_num
Number of connections to keep active.
Default: 8
timer_host
The hostname/IP address for contacting the timer daemon.
Default: ::1
timer_port
The TCP port number for contacting the timer daemon.
Default: 6666

See also

gromox(7), timer(8gx), at_client(4gx)