TCP/IP Connector in Mule | Packet communication in Mule

TCP/IP Connector in Mule | Packet communication in Mule

TCP connector allows mule applications to send or receive messages in the form of packets over TCP connections.

flow of TCP connector :

TCP connector configuration : 

connector configuration : 

keep all the settings as default except protocol setting.

go to protocol settings,click on +

Select tcp:eof-protocol then click Next

check on : Payload Only & click Finish

We need to send packets in hexadecimal form so for this download client packet sender from :

our application url : localhost:8085

put your hexadecimal packet data,host & port number in packet sender as shown below : 

logger output :

XML project code : 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<mule xmlns:tcp="" xmlns="" xmlns:doc=""
    <tcp:connector name="TCP" validateConnections="true" sendBufferSize="0" receiveBufferSize="0" receiveBacklog="0" clientSoTimeout="10000" serverSoTimeout="10000" socketSoLinger="0" doc:name="TCP">
        <tcp:eof-protocol payloadOnly="true"/>
    <flow name="test_tcpFlow">
        <tcp:inbound-endpoint exchange-pattern="request-response" host="localhost" port="8085" connector-ref="TCP" responseTimeout="10000" doc:name="TCP"/>
        <byte-array-to-string-transformer doc:name="Byte Array to String"/>
        <logger message="#[payload]" level="INFO" doc:name="Logger"/>