# In Memory

The in-memory transport is a great tool for testing, as it doesn't require a message broker to be installed or running. It's also very fast. But it isn't durable, and messages are gone if the bus is stopped or the process terminates. So, it's generally not a smart option for a production system. However, there are places where durability it not important so the cautionary tale is to proceed with caution.


The in-memory transport is intended for use within a single process only. It cannot be used to communicate between multiple processes (even if they are on the same machine).

The in-memory transport uses the loopback address (a holdover from previous version of MassTransit). The host doesn't matter, and the queue_name is the name of the queue.

var busControl = Bus.Factory.CreateUsingInMemory(cfg =>
    cfg.ReceiveEndpoint("queue_name", ep =>
        //configure the endpoint