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Project Description

.NET implementation of Apache MINA. I like the ideas in it, simple yet functional, but I failed to find one in .NET, finally I created one.

Mina.NET is a network application framework which helps users develop high performance and high scalability network applications easily.
It provides an abstract event-driven asynchronous API over various transports such as TCP/IP via async socket.

Mina.NET is often called:
  • NIO framework library,
  • client · server framework library, or
  • a networking socket library


Mina.NET is a simple yet full-featured network application framework which provides:
  • Unified API for various transport types:
    • TCP/IP async socket
    • Serial communication (Working in progrss)
    • You can implement your own!
  • Filter interface as an extension point;
  • Low-level and high-level API:
    • Low-level: uses ByteBuffers
    • High-level: uses user-defined message objects and codecs
  • Highly customizable thread model:
    • Single thread
    • One thread pool
    • More than one thread pools
  • Out-of-the-box SSL · TLS
  • Overload shielding & traffic throttling
  • Stream-based I/O support via StreamIoHandler

Quick Start

  IoAcceptor acceptor = new AsyncSocketAcceptor();

  acceptor.FilterChain.AddLast("logger", new LoggingFilter());
  acceptor.FilterChain.AddLast("codec", new ProtocolCodecFilter(new TextLineCodecFactory(Encoding.UTF8)));

  acceptor.ExceptionCaught +=
    (o, e) => Console.WriteLine(e.Exception);
  acceptor.SessionIdle +=
    (o, e) => Console.WriteLine("IDLE " + e.Session.GetIdleCount(e.IdleStatus));
  acceptor.MessageReceived += (o, e) =>
    String str = e.Message.ToString();

    // "Quit" ? let's get out ...
    if (str.Trim().Equals("quit", StringComparison.OrdinalIgnoreCase))

    // Send the current date back to the client
    Console.WriteLine("Message written...");
  acceptor.Bind(new IPEndPoint(IPAddress.Any, 8080));

See for more.


Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Last edited Mar 3, 2014 at 9:35 AM by longshine, version 5