Eclipse Mosquitto is an open source (EPL/EDL licensed) message broker that implements the MQTT protocol versions 5.0, 3.1.1 and 3.1. Mosquitto is lightweight and is suitable for use on all devices from low power single board computers to full servers.
The MQTT protocol provides a lightweight method of carrying out messaging using a publish/subscribe model. This makes it suitable for Internet of Things messaging such as with low power sensors or mobile devices such as phones, embedded computers or microcontrollers.
The Mosquitto project also provides a C library for implementing MQTT clients, and the very popular mosquitto_pub and mosquitto_sub command line MQTT clients.
Download and Security
Mosquitto is highly portable and available for a wide range of platforms.
- Go to the dedicated download page to find the source or binaries for your platform.
- Read the Change Log to find out about recent releases.
- Use the security page to find out how to report vulnerabilities or responses to past security issues.
You can have your own instance of Mosquitto running in minutes, but to make testing even easier, the Mosquitto Project runs a test server at test.mosquitto.org where you can test your clients in a variety of ways: plain MQTT, MQTT over TLS, MQTT over TLS (with client certificate), MQTT over WebSockets and MQTT over WebSockets with TLS.
Alternatively, Cedalo offer a two week free hosted trial instance.
- Report bugs or submit changes on the Github repository
- Talk to other users on the Mosquitto mailing list or on Slack.
- Get help from the forums.
- Cite Mosquitto in your academic work.
Support is always available from the community channels on a best effort basis. If you are looking for commercial support, Cedalo can offer this as well as hosted or on-premise instances. Also if you are looking for consulting on the use of Mosquitto, or custom development to your needs please get in touch with them.
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MQTT efficiently connects clients on the edge, in the cloud and in hybrid infrastructures using a publish /subscribe (Pub/Sub) communication pattern and always has a broker (cluster) at its core. If you want to find out more, take this free MQTT introduction course provided by Cedalo. Dig in, have fun and do not forget to give some feedback.
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