Toward the Marriage of XML and Mobile Agents: Utilizing XML-RPC as a Migration Media

K. Meguro, S. Motomura, T. Kawamura, and K. Sugahara (Japan)


Distributed Agent, XML-RPC, Application Interface,Migration


In this paper, we present usages of XML-RPC and the effectiveness in mobile agent frameworks. In the mobile agent framework, XML-RPC has a usage as a migration media. To confirm the effectiveness, we implement these functions in a mobile agent framework. In order to realize a migration mechanism, custom Object Serialization is implemented to customize Java’s built-in serialization mechanism. For deserialization, a dynamic class loader is implemented. If no custom Object Serialization is used, an object cannot be deserialized on a remote host, because the class description of the object may not be in the remote host.

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