ØMQ Manual - ØMQ/3.3.0


zmq_ctx_set - set context options


int zmq_ctx_set (void *context, int option_name, int option_value);


The zmq_ctx_set() function shall set the option specified by the option_name argument to the value of the option_value argument.

The zmq_ctx_set() function accepts the following options:

ZMQ_IO_THREADS: Set number of I/O threads

The ZMQ_IO_THREADS argument specifies the size of the ØMQ thread pool to handle I/O operations. If your application is using only the inproc transport for messaging you may set this to zero, otherwise set it to at least one. This option only applies before creating any sockets on the context.

Default value 1

ZMQ_MAX_SOCKETS: Set maximum number of sockets

The ZMQ_MAX_SOCKETS argument sets the maximum number of sockets allowed on the context.

Default value 1024

ZMQ_IPV6: Set IPv6 option

The ZMQ_IPV6 argument sets the IPv6 value for all sockets created in the context from this point onwards. A value of 1 means IPv6 is enabled, while 0 means the socket will use only IPv4. When IPv6 is enabled, a socket will connect to, or accept connections from, both IPv4 and IPv6 hosts.

Default value 0

Return value

The zmq_ctx_set() function returns zero if successful. Otherwise it returns -1 and sets errno to one of the values defined below.


The requested option option_name is unknown.


Setting a limit on the number of sockets

void *context = zmq_ctx_new ();
zmq_ctx_set (context, ZMQ_MAX_SOCKETS, 256);
int max_sockets = zmq_ctx_get (context, ZMQ_MAX_SOCKETS); assert (max_sockets == 256);

See also

zmq_ctx_get(3) zmq(7)


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