Towards Fault-Tolerant Mobile Agents

@inproceedings{Kassab1998TowardsFM,
  title={Towards Fault-Tolerant Mobile Agents},
  author={Lora Kassab and Jeffrey M. Voas},
  year={1998}
}
The absence of a trusted computing base for mobile agents poses serious security issue s for both the host system and the survivability of the agent. Once a mobile agent is dispatc hed, asserting anything about the host system, the agent’s behavior, or even the agent’s ex istenc is difficult to ascertain. In order to employ agents with any degree of confidence, constr aints need to be placed on the agent computation since no restraints can be imposed (or assumed) about the host system’s… CONTINUE READING

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