Salt Transport

Transports in Salt are used by Channels to send messages between Masters, Minions, and the Salt CLI. Transports can be brokerless or brokered. There are two types of server / client implementations needed to implement a channel.

Publish Server

The publish server implements a publish / subscribe paradigm and is used by Minions to receive jobs from Masters.

Publish Client

The publish client subscribes to, and receives messages from a Publish Server.

Request Server

The request server implements a request / reply paradigm. Every request sent by the client must receive exactly one reply.

Request Client

The request client sends requests to a Request Server and receives a reply message.