Date Added: Jul 2012
Mobile agents are an excellent technology for implementing Web services. Within a set of federated Web services, mobile agents can reduce bandwidth requirements and mitigate the effects of high-latency network connections. This paper presents a model for implementing Web services with mobile agents where agents are free to move between cooperating Web servers to implement the service functionality. Also for increasing security of web services, the authors illustrate a novel distributed protocol for multi agent environments. In this approach, the encrypted private key and the message are broken into different parts carrying by different agents, which make it difficult for malicious entities to mine the private key for message encryption, while the private key for the encrypted key is allocated on the predetermined destination nodes.