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A Secure Protocol Based on a Sedentary Agent for Mobile Agent Environments

Abdelmorhit E. Rhazi1, Samuel Pierre1 and Hanifa Boucheneb1
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Journal of Computer Science
Volume 3 No. 1, 2007, 35-42

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2007.35.42

Submitted On: 25 July 2006 Published On: 31 January 2007

How to Cite: Rhazi, A. E., Pierre, S. & Boucheneb, H. (2007). A Secure Protocol Based on a Sedentary Agent for Mobile Agent Environments. Journal of Computer Science, 3(1), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2007.35.42

Abstract

The main challenge when deploying mobile agent environments pertains to security issues concerning mobile agents and their executive platform. This paper proposes a secure protocol which protects mobile agents against attacks from malicious hosts in these environments. Protection is based on the perfect cooperation of a sedentary agent running inside a trusted third host. Results show that the protocol detects several attacks, such as denial of service, incorrect execution and re-execution of the mobile agent code. Results also indicate that the traffic generated and run time are barely affected.

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Keywords

  • Mobile agent security
  • mobile computing
  • denial of service