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A Fault Tolerance Approach for Mobile Agents

  • Munshi Navid Anjum
  • Chandreyee Chowdhury
  • Sarmistha Neogy
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 28)

Abstract

Mobile agent is a program that can migrate autonomously from one environment to another. Many factors affect execution of mobile agents during its life cycle. Errors may occur on the server, or during communication. Error probability further increases with longer path. In mobile agent computing environment any component of the network - node, link, or agent may fail at any time, thus preventing them from continuing their execution. Therefore, fault-tolerance is a vital issue for the deployment of mobile agent systems. Here we propose a scheme to tolerate faults caused by malicious node behavior and link failure using agent cloning. The strategy is shown to prevent the agents from getting lost at irrational nodes (nodes that behave maliciously). The scheme is simulated using IBM Aglet platform and is found to be scalable when the no. of irrational nodes is fixed. Performance improves with more no. of agents.

Keywords

Fault Tolerance Mobile Agent Link Failure Mobile Agent System Fault Tolerance Scheme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Munshi Navid Anjum
    • 1
  • Chandreyee Chowdhury
    • 1
  • Sarmistha Neogy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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