Mobile Agents and the Future of the Internet


David Kotz and Robert S. Gray. Mobile Agents and the Future of the Internet. ACM Operating Systems Review, volume 33, number 3, pages 7–13. ACM, August 1999. doi:10.1145/311124.311130. ©Copyright the authors. Revision of kotz:future.


Use of the Internet has exploded in recent years with the appearance of the World-Wide Web. In this paper, we show how current technological trends may lead to a system based substantially on mobile code, and in many cases, mobile agents. We discuss several technical and non-technical hurdles along the path to that eventuality. It seems likely that, within a few years, nearly all major Internet sites will be capable of hosting and willing to host some form of mobile code or mobile agents.

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Keywords: [agents] [survey]

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