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doc:installation:x2gobroker [2013/05/12 21:50]
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doc:installation:x2gobroker [2013/05/12 21:56] (current)
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 Installing X2Go Session Broker Agent is optional. The broker agent has to be intalled on machines that are in the roll of an X2Go Server (i.e. in the role of a terminal server running X2Go). Installing X2Go Session Broker Agent is optional. The broker agent has to be intalled on machines that are in the roll of an X2Go Server (i.e. in the role of a terminal server running X2Go).
  
-**Note:** Furthermore,​ the X2Go Session Broker Agent gets installed setuid root (group: x2gobroker system group, permissions:​ 0750). System administrators should ​be aware of thisIf someone hacks the x2gobroker user account on one of your X2Go Serversthis hacker can then execute ​certain ​X2Go related commands with root privileges on the X2Go Server system.+The X2GO Session Broker Agent is a requirement for load balancing setups and is also needed if X2Go Client shall be aware of already running X2Go SessionsX2Go Client in non-broker mode resumes a suspended session (if exactly there is one) automatically. Other than that, X2Go Client in broker mode waits for resuming instructions from the session broker. The session brokerhowever, requires feedback from the broker agent to notice that there is a suspended/​running session for a certain ​user.
  
-The broker agent is the man-in-the-middle between X2Go Session Broker and the X2Go Server(s) that the session broker provides. Through the X2Go Session Broker Agent the broker core can obtain information on provided X2Go Servers for all users on that server host. +Thus, the broker agent is like a man-in-the-middle. It sits between X2Go Session Broker and the X2Go Server(s) that the session broker provides. Through the X2Go Session Broker Agent the broker core can obtain information on provided X2Go Servers for all users on that server host. 
  
-The current functionalities ​of the broker agent are:+The currently available functions ​of the broker agent are:
  
   * list user sessions of any user   * list user sessions of any user
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   * render a list of used X2Go Servers   * render a list of used X2Go Servers
   * (more to come...)   * (more to come...)
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 +**Note:** The X2Go Session Broker Agent gets installed setuid root (group: x2gobroker system group, permissions:​ 0750). System administrators should be aware of this. If someone hacks the x2gobroker user account on one of your X2Go Servers, this hacker can then execute certain X2Go related commands with root privileges on the X2Go Server system.
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 ===== X2Go Session Broker: Backends and Frontends ===== ===== X2Go Session Broker: Backends and Frontends =====
doc/installation/x2gobroker.txt ยท Last modified: 2013/05/12 21:56 by sunweaver