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Using the MINA component in Apache Camel

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You may find yourself trying to solve an integration problem where one of the systems doesn't "talk" anything else other than TCP/IP or UDP/IP. At that point, you may start thinking about writing your own socket server or look for one in the Internet or even create your Camel component to do that.
Well, that's where the Apache Camel MINA component comes really handy and you don't need to reinvent the wheel.

Camel MINA is a transport component working with Apache MINA which is a network application framework that provides event-driven asynchronous API over various transports such as TCP/IP and UDP.

A very common use case is to deploy camel-mina as a proxy in a Camel route and then do whatever is needed with the data like converting it to the appropriate format for example.

To give you an example, here is something you can do easily to test how camel-mina can help you:

Using the FUSE IDE create a new FUSE Project and then open the default camel-context.xml file und…