Towards Fault-Tolerant Mobile Agents
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The absence of a trusted computing base for mobile agents poses serious security issues for both the host system and the survivability of the agent. Once a mobile agent is dispatched, asserting anything about the host system, the agents behavior, or even the agents existence is difficult to ascertain. In order to employ agents with any degree of confidence, constraints need to be placed on the agent computation since no restraints can be imposed or assumed about the host systems hardware or software. This paper presents a fault- tolerant approach for increasing an agent owners confidence in the integrity of its agent.
- Computer Systems