A framework for active distributed services

``A framework for active distributed services'' by R. Govindan, C. Alaettino, and D. Estrin. ISI-USC technical report 98-669, 1998.
Annotation: An active distributed service (ADS) is composed of cooperating agents located on nodes on a network. Agents are extensible by plugging in new event handlers (e.g., message handlers). Handlers are pushed from agent to agent or are retrieved on demand. Each physical node has one ``actuator'' that sends and receives handlers (cf. upgrade dissemination). Each ADS agent on a node has an ``envoy'' that uses the actuator to get handlers. Together, the actuator and the envoys compose the ADS's runtime ``substrate''.

BibTeX entry:

   author = {R. Govindan and C. Alaettino and D. Estrin},
   title = {A framework for active distributed services},
   institution = {ISI-USC},
   number = {98-669},
   year = {1998},
   url = {http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/govindan97framework.html}

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