This page is dedicated to the "Mobile Code Toolkit" that provides an
infrastructure for advanced network management based on mobile code. The
framework was developed at the Network
Management and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Carleton
University, Ottawa, Canada as part of the "Perpetuum
Mobile Procura" research project investigating the benefits of mobile
code and how to employ mobile code technology for network management purposes.
Before you jump into the mobile code toolkit framework, it is worth-reading
the following paper that should give you an overview of the principal components
of the framework.
A lecture on the organization and operation of the toolkit, along with
a description of the current state of the mobile agent facility specification,
can be found at the link below:
The Mobile Code Toolkit has been implemented and can be downloaded from
this site. The framework is 100% written in JAVA. It provides a mobile
code runtime environment named the mobile code daemon (MCD) that
is ready to receive a mobile code and instantiate it securely. The challenge
is now to develop intelligent, autonomous mobile code applications to perform
specific tasks and to develop virtual managed components that allow a mobile
code access to managed resources uniformily no matter what the underlying
implementation or platform. Various publications
of the Network Management
and Artificial Intelligence Lab describe results in applying this framework
in network management.
The following is the documentation for the Mobile Code Toolkit framework:
The latest Mobile Code Toolkit software is available here:
The framework requires the JDK 1.1.1 or above. If you do not have the JDK
1.1.x yet, please obtain the free copy from http://www.javasoft.com.
If you experience problems, try finding help here.
The software that you are about to download is free, although copyrighted
by Carleton University. You may redistribute it and/or modify it under
the terms of the
GNU General Public License.
Asked Questions (Oct 13, 1997)
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