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April 12, 2005 11:14
Re: New mobile agent building modules for Perl
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"Paul Barry" <> wrote in message
> 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.
> --
> 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:
> Personal Website:

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