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Naplet: A Mobile Agent Approach

Naplet is an experimental mobile agent system for increasingly important networkcentric distributed applications. It provides programmers with constructs to create and launch agents and with mechanisms for controlling agent execution. Its distinct features include a structured navigation facility, reliable agent communication mechanism, open resource management policies, and agent-oriented access control. This chapter presents the design and implementation of the Naplet approach and its application in network management.