1 Introduction

This document specifies the Distributed Link Tracking: Workstation Protocol.

Distributed Link Tracking (DLT) consists of two protocols that work together to discover the new location of a file that has moved. DLT can determine if the file has moved on a mass-storage device, within a computer, or between computers in a network. The Distributed Link Tracking: Workstation Protocol helps a computer locate files that have been moved within a computer or between computers in a computer network.

In addition to the Distributed Link Tracking: Workstation Protocol, DLT includes the Distributed Link Tracking: Central Manager Protocol that keeps track of file and volume moves as well as other relevant information from participating computers so it can provide this information in response to workstation queries. Both DLT protocols are remote procedure call (RPC) interfaces.

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.