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From Joe Fernandez <>
Subject Re: JMS bridge v. network of brokers
Date Thu, 15 Oct 2009 17:45:00 GMT

Hi Geoff,

A Network of Brokers (NoB) is set up so that you can forward messages from
one broker to another in the NoB. A connection between two brokers in the
NoB is also referred to as a forwarding bridge.  See the following

AMQ 5.3 comes with a couple of example cfg files to set up a simple 2 node


Geoffrey Arnold wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm trying to form a topology where queues hosted on independent  
> brokers (separate machines) are consolidated into a single queue on a  
> central broker.  Messages will be consumed by listeners on that  
> central broker.  Independent brokers will come on and off the network.
> Originally I thought that this could be solved by creating a JMS-to- 
> JMS bridge, but after reading the docs it could fit into the Network  
> of Brokers model.  However the docs indicate that network of brokers  
> should not be used for consuming messages.
> How should this work?  Any thoughts on how to handle the dynamic  
> nature of this topology would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Geoff.

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