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    Mosquitto local MQTT broker

    These are my notes from installing the Mosquitto MQTT broker on my Mac computer. And then publishing sensor data with an ESP32 Devboard and subscribing to the data with a Processing sketch.

    installing Mosquitto on Mac

    >> https://subscription.packtpub.com/book/application-development/9781787287815/1/ch01lvl1sec12/installing-a-mosquitto-broker-on-macos

    open terminal
    Install mosquitto: brew install mosquitto

    before running mosquitto we need to change some settings in the mosquitto config file so that it does not require ID and password:
    Open the config file via terminal: pico /usr/local/etc/mosquitto/mosquitto.conf
    in the config file search (ctrl-w) for “allow_anonymous”
    should get you to this line: #allow_anonymous false
    remove the “#” and change it to be: allow_anonymous true
    add this line above: listener 1883
    so that you have:
    listener 1883
    allow_anonymous true

    close pico editor: ctrl + x
    save: yes

    to open/start mosquitto you can use the following lines in the terminal (the file paths will be different for you!): /usr/local/sbin/mosquitto -c /usr/local/etc/mosquitto/mosquitto.conf
    to stop mosquitto: ctrl + c

    ERROR: address already in use
    if you get this error when trying to start mosquitto you can force quit mosquitto from the activity monitor.

    try again and hopefully you see this:

    publishing data with ESP32

    to connect to the broker you need to know your computer’s IP address, which is also your broker’s IP address as it is running on your computer. you find it in the network advanced settings:


    subscribing with Processing


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