Sending messages

The core of our application has been built. All that's left is to make a python command-line tool that takes user input and sends it to dchatd over JSON-RPC.

However, we'll need to implement JSON-RPC on dchatd first.

We'll implement a JSON-RPC method called send that takes some user data. When dchatd receives send it will create a DchatMsg and send it over the network using p2p.broadcast.

This is p2p.broadcast:

/// Broadcasts a message concurrently across all active channels.
pub async fn broadcast<M: Message>(&self, message: &M) {
    self.broadcast_with_exclude(message, &[]).await

broadcast takes a generic Message type and sends it across all the channels that our node has access to.