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Describes the general communication between Bit Repository components.

This describes the protocol for the Bit Repository.


The Bit Repository protocol supports standard archive operations initiated by clients - Put, Get, Replace, Delete - as well as operations for working on lists of files - GetFileIDs, GetChecksums, GetAuditTrails. It also supports a special operation for monitoring Bit Repository components. Finally it supports the exchange of Alarm messages, which can be initated by any Bit Repository component.