A reliable multicast protocol for mailbox-based mobile agent communications

Jiannong Cao, Wei Xu, Alvin T.S. Chan, Jing Li

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a reliable multicast protocol for mobile agent communications, which is a multicast extension to our previous adaptive and reliable protocol (ARP). ARP uses the mailbox-based scheme, where each mobile agent is associated with a mailbox for message delivery. The mailbox can be decoupled from the mobile agent and migrate with lower mobility. By adjusting the system parameters such as synchronization between mobile entities and mailbox migration frequency, ARP achieves adaptability and ensures reliability. In extending ARP to group communications, we group mailboxes residing on a host and belonging to the same multicast group into a cluster, and let all mailbox clusters form a logical ring. We present a token-based algorithm and a mailbox migration algorithm to achieve atomicity and total ordering of multicast messages. Also, we prove the correctness of the protocol and discuss the performance evaluation results obtained from simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2005 International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems, ISADS 2005
Pages74-81
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event2005 International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems, ISADS 2005 - Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, China
Duration: 4 Apr 20058 Apr 2005

Conference

Conference2005 International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems, ISADS 2005
CountryChina
CityChengdu, Jiuzhaigou
Period4/04/058/04/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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