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This paper describes an architecture for a distributing processing system that would allow remote procedure calls to invoke other services as messages are passed between clients and servers. It proposes that an additional class of data processing objects be located in the software communications channel. The objects in this channel would then be used to(More)
1.ABSTRACT This paper discusses the use of mobile software agents to automate fault management in access networks. Today's complex telecommunications needs require a more sophisticated access network management system. We describe how a network element management system, ClearAccess+™ for the ADC BroadAccess™ network elements has been extended to using(More)
This thesis addresses the problem of providing trusted individuals with confidential information about other individuals, in particular, granting access to databases of personal records using the World-Wide Web. It proposes an access rights management system for distributed databases which aims to create and implement organisation structures based on the(More)
Internet Service Providers mutually interact for connectivity's sake, but the fact remains that two peering agents are inevitably self-interested. Contention occurs when the entity with excess resource intends to offer it to another, which is the case between two peering ISPs. This scenario is brought on by the active and programmable networks paradigm(More)