A secure approach for mobile agent migration control

Sheng-Uei Guan, Tianhan Wang, Sim-Heng Ong
Proceedings ISCC 2002 Seventh International Symposium on Computers and Communications  
The mobile agent paradigm is a promising technology for smart e-commerce of the next generation. However, security-related issues must be satisfactorily solved before they come into full commercial use. In this paper, we propose a secure approach for mobile agent migration control based on passport and visa (P/V). P/V as up-todate digital credentials not only serve the agent-host authentication purpose, but also can be used by hosts to trace the agent route and by communities to control the
more » ... ation of mobile agents. The binding scheme further provides a way to protect these digital credentials and eliminate the misuse of them on illegal agents. We discuss the design issues in detail and evaluate the implementation of the proposed system.
doi:10.1109/iscc.2002.1021756 dblp:conf/iscc/GuanWO02 fatcat:ufino3ia6rdfvczso7ydv6rxzy