The options property sheet allows the user to configure RCAL, and to enable or disable services such as remote browser invocation or distributed meeting scheduling [DMS]. The sheet can be viewed by selecting the Options button on the Current Events Browser, or by selecting the Options menu entry from the System Tray Icon Menu.
This settings tab provides general agent configurability. It is organised into three sections:
This settings tab allows the user to determine what notifications should be generated, and where they should be sent.
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To communicate with other agents, an Agent needs to be registered with an Agent Naming Service, or ANS. An ANS is provided by the Intelligent Software Agents Laboratory, although any compatable ANS could be used. If the Agent is unregistered, then all interactions with other agents will be disabled, such as meeting scheduling, and invocation requests. However, email based notifications will still be enabled, and the Semantic Web Browser can be used to browse and import Semantic Web schedules.
By default, the Calendar Agent name is constructed from the user's email address (the "@" character is replaced with the "_" character for ANS compatability), by appending "-CalendarAgent". So, for example, firstname.lastname@example.org would have the agent name joe_any.com-CalendarAgent. This policy is also used by the distributed meeting scheduler, when no other information is available about the user's Calendar Agent name.
The ANS provided by the Intelligent Software Agents Laboratory is hosted on www.daml.ri.cmu.edu on port 6677.