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The concept of application service provider (ASP) has been proposed at the end of last millennium. It has attracted comprehensive attention. However, it was not as successful as expected. It was thought that the security issue may be the one which could prevent ASP model from being widely accepted. However, it is proven that the availability issue is far more important than expected. As an attempt to address the problem, we have designed an agent based ASP model. Based on the model, the agent based application service providing system is able to provide wider types of application services, with better availability and less human intervention.