2.1.7 Electronic Data Interchange-Internet Integration (ediint)

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NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 39th IETF Meeting in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It may now be out-of-date.


Rik Drummond <drummond@onramp.net>

Applications Area Director(s):

Keith Moore <moore+iesg@cs.utk.edu>
Harald Alvestrand <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>

Applications Area Advisor:

Harald Alvestrand <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>

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Description of Working Group:

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a set of protocols for conducting highly structured inter-organization exchanges, such as for making purchases or initiating loan requests. The initial RFC1767 defined the method for packaging the EDI X12 and UN/EDIFACT transactions sets in a MIME envelope. However, several additional requirements for obtaining multi- vendor, inter-operable service, over and above how the EDI transactions are packaged, have come to light since the effort concluded. These currently revolve around security issues such as EDI transaction integrity, privacy and non- repudiation in various forms. Additional requirements that mimic many of the heading fields found in X.435 EDI messages (e.g.; Interchange Sender, Interchange Recipient, interchange Control Reference, Communications Agreement ID, and Syntax Identifier) are also needed to support exchanges by point-to-point, FTP and SMTP protocols. Standards in these and other areas are necessary to ensure inter- operability between EDI packages over Internet. Various technologies already exist for these additional features and the primary requirement is to review and select a common set of components for use by the EDI community when it sends EDI over the Internet. In effect, the effort is to provide an EDI over the Internet Informational and Applicability Statement Document.

Deliverables: The group will produce Four documents:

1) An Informational document describing the requirements for interoperable EDI, with sufficient background material to give an explanation for the EDI community of the Internet-related issues. Complete: April 97 2) A Applicability Statement describing how current Internet standards can be used to achieve this functionality for MIME and SMTP. Complete: April 97 3) A Applicability Statement describing how current Internet standards can be used to achieve this functionality for Process-to-Process (real-time)EDI. 4) Security Issues for Inter-organizational EDI over Internet.

Additional Administrative information:

Editor: Chuck Shih <chuck@orville.premenos.com John DesJardins <jdesjard@nicom.com Marc Blanchet <Marc.Blanchet@viagenie.gc.ca First Readers: Rik Drummond <drummond@onramp.net

Goals and Milestones:



Submit outline for the informational requirements document.



Submit informational requirements document as an Internet-Draft.



Submit both Applicability Statement documents as Internet-Drafts.



Submit requirements document Internet-Draft to IESG for consideration as an Informational RFC.



Submit AS Internet-Draft documents to IESG for consideration as Proposed Standards.

Oct 97


Submit second applicability statement(AS#2)and the Security document as Internet-Drafts.

Apr 98


Submit AS#2 and Security Document to IESG for consideration as Internet-Draft documents for Proposed Standard.


No Request For Comments

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