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Peer agents are executable object-oriented email components exchanged between users as a basis of communication for distributed applications. They are strongly typed and are dispatched to user-installable trusted handlers based on their type. The type mechanism provides the flexible trust management needed to implement secure distributed applications over store-and-forward networks. Peer agents address a number of contemporary problems in distributed systems. They allow users with low-grade or intermittent Internet access to provide and consume interactive services that typically requrie a web server hosted by a trusted third party. By eliminating the need for the trusted third party, privacy is enhanced. Peer agents also allow an initiator to adopt new standards without requiring prior agreement with others involved in the communication.

The current status of the software is pre-alpha, so the code can only be accessed via CVS. We are working toward a test release. Please check back soon


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