If you are struggling with the 406 error message which is included in title of this post you may be interested in reading the whole story.
I was using amqplib for conneting NodeJS based messages processor with RabbitMQ broker.
Everything seems to be working fine, but from time to time 406 (PRECONDINTION-FAILED) message shows up in the log:
"Error: Channel closed by server: 406 (PRECONDITION-FAILED) with message "PRECONDITION_FAILED - unknown delivery tag 1"
Keeping things simple:
- You have to ACK messages in same order as they arrive to your system
- You can't ACK messages on a different channel than that they arrive on
If you break any of these rules you will face 406 (PRECONDITION-FAILED) error message.