Agents Unleashed

Agents Unleashed : A Public Domain Look at Agent Technology

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This book describes a model agent system and promotes a public domain standard. All of the elements of a good agent system are examined. Agents Unleashed is a tool for anyone interested in implementing agent-based net protocols. The book: includes software agent on the enclosed disk; explains how to design a software agent using existing public domain tools; examines security features - authentication and encryption; introduces digital cash and the digital economy; describes server features - opening shop on the net; and provides solutions to fundamental technological problems.
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  • Mixed media product | 350 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 816.46g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012738765X
  • 9780127387659

Table of contents

What is a software agent?; why do you want one?; what is the difference between an agent and a program?; agents as standard for a net based economy; the language; server features; opening shop on the net with a free agent; how do you offer services?; what are the standards for offering services to the net?; in what format should an agent make a request?; security features; cash features; agents using cash; agents in action; a digital economy.
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