FOUNDATION FOR INTELLIGENT PHYSICAL AGENTS

 

 

FIPA Agent Message Transport
Profile Beta Specification

 

Document title

FIPA Agent Message Transport Profile Beta Specification

Document number

OP00078D

Document source

FIPA Agent Management

Document status

Obsolete

Date of this status

2001/08/10

Supersedes

FIPA00024

Contact

fab@fipa.org

Change history

2000/08/02

Made obsolete

2001/08/10

Line numbering added

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents - http://www.fipa.org/

Geneva, Switzerland

Notice

Use of the technologies described in this specification may infringe patents, copyrights or other intellectual property rights of FIPA Members and non-members. Nothing in this specification should be construed as granting permission to use any of the technologies described. Anyone planning to make use of technology covered by the intellectual property rights of others should first obtain permission from the holder(s) of the rights. FIPA strongly encourages anyone implementing any part of this specification to determine first whether part(s) sought to be implemented are covered by the intellectual property of others, and, if so, to obtain appropriate licenses or other permission from the holder(s) of such intellectual property prior to implementation. This specification is subject to change without notice. Neither FIPA nor any of its Members accept any responsibility whatsoever for damages or liability, direct or consequential, which may result from the use of this specification.

Foreword

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Contents

1 Scope. 3

2 Profile Beta. 3

2.1 Name. 3

2.2 Description 3

3 References. 3


1         Scope

This document is part of the FIPA specifications and deals with message transportation between inter-operating agents. This document also forms part of the FIPA Agent Management Specification [FIPA00023] and contains specifications for:

 

         A profile identifying a set of FIPA transport specifications to be used in wireless environments.

 


2         Profile Beta

To promote interoperability, FIPA specifies transport profiles for APs. This transport profile is suggested for use in wireless environments and is based upon communication over [FIPA00076].

 

2.1        Name

The name assigned to this profile is:

 

fipa.profile.mts.beta

 

2.2        Description

To support this profile, a system must implement the specifications given in Table 1 (note that the references are to specific documents and version).

 

Specification Name

Comments

Specification

FIPA Agent Message Transport Service

The functionality described in this specification must be implemented and called for all messages passing over transport addresses associated[1] with the profile.

PC00067B

[FIPA00067]

FIPA Agent Message Transport Protocol for WAP

This MTP must be supported on at least one transport address.

PC00076B

[FIPA00076]

 

Table 1: Conformance Points for Message Transport Service Profile Beta


3         References

[FIPA00023] FIPA Agent Management Specification. Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents, 2000. http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00023/

[FIPA00067] FIPA Agent Message Transport Service Specification. Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents, 2000. http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00067/

[FIPA00076] FIPA Agent Message Transport Protocol for WAP Specification. Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents, 2000.
http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00076/



[1] Transport addresses are associated with a profile primarily in an agent platform (see [FIPA00023]).