A Message Passing System with Faulty Node Identification for Mobile Agents

  • K. Lakshman
  • C. B. Reshma
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 142)


Mobile agents are programs that can migrate from host to host in a network, at times and to places decided by the agent. These loosely-coupled decentralized systems widely use broadcast as an important communication mechanism to pass control signals, share resources, notify urgent messages etc. The main problem with flooding is the redundant broadcast messages, which constitute great network load, thereby decreasing the speed of delivery of messages and the entire network as such. In the context of mobile agents, fault tolerance is crucial to enable the integration of mobile agent technology into today’s business applications. This paper proposes a broadcast technique based on the broadcasting algorithm by Peter Merz, for passing messages between the mobile agents and also detects faulty agents and adapts accordingly, based on the algorithm put forth by JayaDev Misra, the results are proved by simulating the model.


Mobile agents broadcasting fault detection message-passing distributed applications flooding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Lakshman
    • 1
  • C. B. Reshma
    • 1
  1. 1.DOEACC Centre CalicutCalicutIndia

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