A Consistent Protected Structural Design for Mobile Agents in Open Network Systems
Arihant Khicha1, Neeti Kapoor2
1Arihant Khicha, Information Technology, RIET, Jaipur, India.
2Neeti Kapoor, Information Technology, RTU, Jaipur, India.
Manuscript received on October 04, 2011. | Revised Manuscript received on October 21, 2011. | Manuscript published on November 05, 2011. | PP: 132-137 | Volume-1 Issue-5, November 2011. | Retrieval Number: E0167091511/2011©BEIESP
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Abstract: A system in which user programs (the agent) may willingly and separately travel from one the host to the mobile agent server is a mobile-agent system. A large exploitation of mobile agent systems is not possible without gratifying security structural design. The attack of a visiting code by a malicious host is the major barrier facing wide exploitation of mobile agents. The fact that host computers have complete control over all the programs of a visiting agent makes it very hard to protect agents from untrusted hosts. This has resulted to restricted exploitation of mobile agents to acknowledged hosts in congested networks where the agent’s security is assured. However, this restriction negates the original major concept of sovereignty on the basis of which mobile agent technology is established. This paper proposed a dynamic protected structural design for mobile agents systems, using Platform Registry and Travel Diary Protection Scheme. The scheme protects and allows mobile agents to travel liberally in open networks environment.
Keywords: Mobile Agents, Travel Diary, Security, Platform Registry.