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Automatic configuration of multiple links between brokers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015391D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Nov-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method is disclosed which allows configuration of links between two servers over multiple protocols, while only having to configure the servers with connection information for a single protocol. In a system which consists of a number of connected servers, which have multiple connections over multiple transports, administration of the multiple links is time consuming and error-prone. Given a single correctly-configured link between the servers, additional links may be configured automatically by the servers themselves using a negotiation protocol. For example suppose that a pair of servers may communicate over TCP/IP sockets and via IBM MQSeries* queues. If the administrator configures the MQSeries queues, then the servers may exchange MQSeries messages to negotiate the details of the TCP/IP connection (hostname/port number), which can then be established between the servers.

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Automatic configuration of multiple links between brokers

A method is disclosed which allows configuration of links between
two servers over multiple protocols, while only having to
configure the servers with connection information for a single
protocol.

     In a system which consists of a number of connected servers,
which have multiple connections over multiple transports,
administration of the multiple links is time consuming and
error-prone.

     Given a single correctly-configured link between the
servers, additional links may be configured automatically by the
servers themselves using a negotiation protocol.

     For example suppose that a pair of servers may communicate
over TCP/IP sockets and via IBM MQSeries* queues. If the
administrator configures the MQSeries queues, then the servers
may exchange MQSeries messages to negotiate the details of the
TCP/IP connection (hostname/port number), which can then be
established between the servers.

     The invention allows pairs of servers to configure the links
that they require, and also allows deferred configuration of
links until such a time as they are required.

* IBM and MQSeries are registered trademarks of International
Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other
countries, or both.

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