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  Gülçin Orbay, 2004    

Thesis Title

Mobile system administration


The Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) defines a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for the Java platform together with the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC), used for writing and developing useful applications providing a complete Java 2 Mobile Edition (J2ME) application environment defining issues such as user interface, the application model, networking, and persistence storage for mobile devices like cellular phones. The system proposed in this work was developed and executed on the J2ME Wireless Toolkit 1.0.4. Aim is to design a general client-server application named as "Mobile System Administration" (MSA). MSA's administrative parameters permit detailed monitoring of the information system and complete control over its functions. Administration is capable to monitor both state of application servers and components of Unix operating system and analyze their interaction in real-time.Basically two main approaches supposed to organize the system designed for this work: One is to control a Unix server from a mobile device, and the other is to keep data, by preventing data loss and attacks like hacker attempts or information loss during transmission of the data for security considerations. A Java-enabled mobile phone is used as mobile device; a password-based encryption/decryption algorithm is used for security. On the client side, some data is collected by connecting to a Unix server using user, password, and IP information. Performance data is obtained and interpreted by a graphical interface, many administrative tasks can be run such as displaying operating system processes, and managing server applications. On the server side, there are two main buildings: a web server, and a database. Database is needed for storing system information like user, password, IP, and hostname.
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