Mobile Agents: Are They a Good Idea?

  title={Mobile Agents: Are They a Good Idea?},
  author={David M. Chess and Colin G. Harrison and Aaron Kershenbaum},
  booktitle={Mobile Object Systems},
Mobile agents are programs, typically written in a script language, which may be dispatched from a client computer and transported to a remote server computer for execution. Several authors have suggested that mobile agents offer an important new method of performing transactions and information retrieval in networks. Other writers have pointed out, however, that mobile agent introduce severe concerns for security. We consider the advantages offered by mobile agents and assess them against… CONTINUE READING
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