The Three-Level Model: Agents
Whenever the term agent is brought up in software development circles, we tend to think of independent, nomadic components that roam about the Web searching, gathering, prying, and engaging in other potentially scary activities. However, in nonspecific terms, a generic software agent can be thought of as an autonomous component that communicates and interacts with other entities on behalf of one or more controlling entities. Extensions of generic agents include intelligent agents, proxy agents, master agents, subagents, and others.
KeywordsManagement Application Agent Service Relation Service Notification Event Simple Network Management Protocol
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