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Getting Started with WCF 4.0 Routing Service

Posted on: July 18, 2012

Routing is the process of picking and directs messages to the proper endpoints through transitional. That is, the purpose of the Routing Service is to receive messages from clients and frontward those messages to the suitable downstream services. Downstream services may be hosted on the same machine or distributed across several machines in a server farm. Routing provides the facility of isolating these services directly accessible from the client application through router. Client application have knowledge of only one service which further routes request from the client to the specific service.

WCF 4.0 introduces a new service called Routing Service that acts as a message router which has a built-in way for routing WCF service calls. This Routing Service is available under the new assembly System.ServiceModel.Routing.  You will find the complete article here.

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