Finding Mobile Objects in a Distributed System

Mobile objects in a distributed system can potentially provide many benefits, but before they can be used the system must have an efficient and reliable method of finding them. The forwarding address method provides a natural and efficient method of finding such objects particularly in a large system. The main difficulty with this method is its vulnerability to the loss of forwarding addresses due to failure.

An implementation of this method as a system service is described, with particular reference to the protocol needed for communication between a large number of such servers. Which is a reliably delivered message.

Possible methods of making the forwarding address method more reliable are examined, and testing using simulation to determine the degree of enhanced reliability provided.