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Mobile agent location monitoring is an important mechanism in highly dynamic and large-scale networks to control and communicate with agents after launching. Different applications require different level of interaction with mobile agent after launching. This paper presents the idea of Location Policy Manager (LPM), a component of mobile agent system responsible to decide when and how to use location mechanism. Since MA location management schemes add some overhead either in terms of network bandwidth or database handling or both, it should be avoided or simplified whenever possible.