A Mobile Agent-Based Framework for Rapidly Building and Managing Application-Specific Overlay Networks

Ichiro SATOH  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B   No.9   pp.2404-2413
Publication Date: 2006/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.9.2404
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Networking Technologies for Overlay Networks)
mobile agent,  overlay network,  active network,  software deployment,  

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A framework for deploying application-specific overlay networking is presented. It enables network protocols for transmitting data and agents to be naturally facilitated as mobile agents. It can also implement the deployment of mobile agent-based protocols within mobile agents. It can customize the deployment of network protocols as well as data transmission by migrating and replacing corresponding mobile agent-based protocols. It provides a self-deployment mechanism for the overlay network. This paper describes the system and its prototype implementation, which uses Java as both the implementation language and the protocol development language.