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Setting the peer Property

The address that the peer property is set to is used as the initial entry into the domain. All brokers should use the same peer address.

A broker can peer to self, meaning that the peer property is set to its host address.

After the initial, successful peering into the domain, the broker will use the peer setting on restart. But if the broker is unreachable, it will fall back to its last-known-state and try any other brokers it might have previously known about. A broker will automatically reconnect if the connection to other brokers is severed.