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017    package org.apache.activemq.broker;
018    
019    /**
020     * Represents a plugin into a Broker
021     * 
022     * 
023     */
024    public interface BrokerPlugin {
025    
026        /**
027         * Installs the plugin into the interceptor chain of the broker, returning the new
028         * intercepted broker to use.
029         */
030        Broker installPlugin(Broker broker) throws Exception;
031        
032    }