Multi-MA options

To federate resources, each MA tries periodically to contact other MAs. These options define how the MA connects to the others.

neighbours default = empty list {}
List of known MAs separated by commas. The MA will try to connect itself to the MAs named in this list. Each MA is described by the name of its host followed by its bind service port number (see bindServicePort). For example,, is a valid three MAs list. By default, an empty list is set into neighbours.

maximumNeighbours default = 10
This is the maximum number of other MAs that can be connected to the current MA. If another MA wants to connect and the current number of connected MAs is equal to maximumNeighbours, the request is rejected.

minimumNeighbours default = 2
This is the minimum number of MAs that should be connected to the MA. If the current number of connected MA is lower than minimumNeighbours, the MA tries to connect to other MAs.

updateLinkPeriod default = 300
The MA checks if the connected MAs are alive every updateLinkPeriod seconds.

bindServicePort default = none
The MAs need to use a specific port to be able to federate themselves. This port is only used for initializing connections between MAs. If this parameter is not set, the MA will not accept incoming connection.

The DIET Team - Mer 29 nov 2017 15:13:36 EST