Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/27606
Title: Achieving replication consistency using cooperating mobile agents
Authors: Cao, J 
Chan, A 
Wu, J
Keywords: Internet
Data integrity
Distributed programming
Protocols
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: IEEE
Source: International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, 2001, September 2001, Valencia, p. 453-458 How to cite?
Abstract: One problem in replication is coordinating the updates made to the copies maintained at different replicated servers so that data consistency is ensured. The paper presents a novel approach to designing protocols for accessing replicated data in a large-scale distributed environment such as the Internet. Unlike traditional message-passing based protocols which require expensive exchanges of messages among the replicated servers, the proposed approach uses cooperating mobile agents to synchronize the access to the replicated data at different servers. The design of such a mobile-agent enabled, fully-distributed protocol is presented and a prototypical implementation using IBM's Aglets is described. The performance of the protocol is also discussed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/27606
ISBN: 0-7695-1260-7
ISSN: 1530-2016
DOI: 10.1109/ICPPW.2001.951986
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