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A secure protocol based on a sedentary agent for mobile agent environments

Abdelmorhit El Rhazi, Samuel Pierre and Hanifa Boucheneb

Article (2007)

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Cite this document: 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), p. 35-42. doi:(10.3844/jcssp.2007.35.42)
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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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Mobile agent security, mobile computing, denial of service

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Subjects: 2700 Technologie de l'information > 2700 Technologie de l'information
Department: Département de génie informatique et génie logiciel
Research Center: Autre
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2020 11:11
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 10:43
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/5112/
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Journal Title: Journal of Computer Science (vol. 3, no. 1)
Publisher: Science Publications
Official URL: https://thescipub.com/abstract/10.3844/jcssp.2007....


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