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I have RabbitMQ set up on a Debian server. I find myself in a situation currently whereby I need to change (or perhaps enable?) the heartbeat value for RabbitMQ. I have not been able to find any examples of how to do this via the /etc/rabbitmq/rabbitmq.config file. I took a guess of the following, which does not work:

    [{heartbeat, 30}]

Does anybody know how to properly configure the heartbeat value for RabbitMQ? I'm using version 1.7.1.

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Why are you using such an old version of RabbitMQ? The current version is 2.7.1 and is available as a .deb – Michael Dillon Dec 29 '11 at 4:23
This was over a year ago. :P We've since moved over to 0MQ. – Ryan Duffield Jan 1 '12 at 16:02
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As I suspected, the heartbeat is solely configured client-side. This was confirmed in #rabbitmq on Freenode IRC. The particular issues I'm having with heartbeats are related to the client-side library that I'm using.

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