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A copy of slave.jar can be downloaded from http://yourserver:port/hudson/jnlpJars/slave.jar. Many people write scripts in such a way that this 160K jar is downloaded during the script, to make sure the consistent version of slave.jar is always used.

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Another way of doing this is to start a slave agent through Java Web Start (JNLP). In this approach, you'll interactively logon to the slave node, open a browser, and open the slave page. You'll be then presented with the JNLP launch icon. Upon clicking it, Java Web Start will kick in, and it launchs launches a slave agent on the computer where the browser was running.
This mode is convenient when the master cannot initiate a connection to slaves, such as when it runs outside a firewall while the rest of the slaves are in the firewall. OTOH, if the machine with a slave agent goes down, the master has no way of re-launching it on its own.

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