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MSMQ Glossary: G

foreign application

An application that is running on a messaging service other than Message Queuing.

foreign CN

A connected network (CN) that contains computers that do not run Message Queuing (foreign computers) and at least one MSMQ connector server.

For information on creating, renaming, or removing a foreign CN, see Microsoft® Windows NT® Help.

foreign CN GUID

A globally unique identifier (GUID) that identifies the foreign site (or connected network for MSMQ 1.0 applications) where a specific MSMQ Connector is located.

The identifier is generated by Message Queuing when the site (or connected network) is created.

For information on CNs, see Microsoft® Windows NT® Help.

foreign computer

A computer that does not run Message Queuing, but can exchange messages with Message Queuing through a connector application.

For information on creating, renaming, or removing a foreign computer, see Message Queuing online Help.

foreign queue

A queue that resides on a computer that does not run Message Queuing (a foreign computer).

foreign site

A site containing a foreign computer hosting a foreign queue. A foreign site is defined by a foreign site object in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), which is a standard site object with the attribute mSMQSiteForeign set to TRUE.

A foreign site must have a routing link connecting it to a Windows® 2000 or Windows Server 2003 Message Queuing (non-foreign) site. It must contain a Message Queuing server that runs a connector application, is defined as a site gate for the routing link, and includes the foreign site in the list of sites where it resides.

Foreign sites can be used by the Message Queuing routing algorithm to interoperate with MQSeries through Microsoft® MSMQ-MQSeries Bridge.

format name

A name used to reference a queue when making calls to several API functions.

The format name of the queue is not a queue property. It is a unique name for the queue that is generated by Message Queuing when the queue is created or generated later by the application prior to an API function call. Message Queuing never stores the format name of a queue for later reference.

Message Queuing provides several different types of format names. The following examples are direct format names used for direct messaging.

DIRECT=TCP:IPAddress\QueueName
DIRECT=OS:ComputerName\QueueName
DIRECT=HTTP://Host/msmq/QueueName
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