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A Reliable Message Delivery Protocol for Mobile Agents

  • Mudumbai Ranganathan
  • Marc Bednarek
  • Doug Montgomery
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1882)

Abstract

The abstractions and protocol mechanisms that form the basis for inter-agent communications can significantly impact the overall design and effectiveness of Mobile Agent systems. We present the design and performance analysis of a reliable communication mechanism for Mobile Agent systems. Our protocols are presented in the context of a Mobile Agent system called AGNI . We have developed AGNI communication mechanisms that offer reliable peer-to-peer communications, and that are integrated with our agent location tracking infrastructure to enable efficient, failure-resistant networking among highly mobile systems. We have analyzed the design parameters of our protocols using an in-situ simulation approach with validation through measurement of our prototype implementation in real distributed systems. Our system assumptions are simple and general enough to make our results applicable to other Agent systems that may adopt our protocols and/or design principles.

Keywords

Mobile Agent Location Manager Congestion Window Message Delivery Mobile Agent System 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mudumbai Ranganathan
    • 1
  • Marc Bednarek
    • 1
  • Doug Montgomery
    • 1
  1. 1.Internetworking Technologies Group Advanced Network Technologies DivsionNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA

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