Agents Unleashed : A Public Domain Look at Agent Technology
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.
- Mixed media product | 350 pages
- 187.96 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 816.46g
- 01 May 1995
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
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.