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New mobile agent building modules for Perl

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Paul Barry
June 3, 2003 09:39
New mobile agent building modules for Perl
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Hi all!

Ok - swallows hard - here goes.

I've spent the last little while working on a new mobile agent system 
for Perl.  Called "Scooby", it provides for reliable and secure 
(authenticated and encrypted) transportation of "strongish" mobile 
agents from computer to computer.  For more details, please visit the 
Scooby website at:

and read the Installation/Configuration instructions, in addition to 
"The Scooby Guide", which is a programmers guide for mobile agent 
writers (available as a PDF).  The software can also be downloaded from 
here (it will be added to CPAN soon).

Note that Scooby has some heavy module requirements (mainly brought 
about by the use of the Crypt::RSA module, which has LOADS of prereqs). 
  You will also need to have MySQL running to support the Key Server. 
At the moment, it ONLY works with 5.6.1 of Perl, as anything else has 
given me problems.  (My 5.8.0 installation of Perl has problems with 
Crypt::RSA, unfortunately).

At the moment, I'd classify the maturity of this code as "beta".

Have fun!  And, of course, let me know what you think.


Paul Barry, Institute of Technology, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Ireland.
E-mail:   Telephone: +353+59+9170400.
Book: "Programming the Network with Perl", Wiley, 2002.
Book Website:
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