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ODETTE File Transfer Protocol (RFC2204)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002762D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Nash: AUTHOR

Abstract

This memo describes a file transfer protocol to facilitate electronic data interchange between trading partners.

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Network Working Group D. Nash

Request for Comments: 2204 ODETTE

Category: Informational September 1997

ODETTE File Transfer Protocol

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This memo describes a file transfer protocol to facilitate electronic

data interchange between trading partners.

The protocol, denoted the ODETTE File Transfer Protocol, supports

both direct communication between installations and indirect

communication via a third party clearing centre. It was developed by

the Organisation for Data Exchange by Tele Transmission in Europe to

facilitate communication within the European motor industry and is

presented here to allow for wider use within the Internet community.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 3

1.1 - Background 3

1.2 - Relationship to the original ODETTE Standard 3

1.3 - General Principles 3

1.4 - Structure 4

1.5 - Virtual Files 4

1.6 - Service Description 7

2. Network Service (TCP Transport Service) 7

2.1 - Introduction 7

2.2 - Service Primitives 7

2.3 - Port Assignment 9

3. File Transfer Service 9

3.1 - Model 10

3.2 - Session Setup 11

3.3 - File Transfer 13

3.4 - Session Take Down 16

3.5 - Service State Automata 19

4. Protocol Specification 22

4.1 - Overview 22

4.2 - Start Session Phase 22

4.3 - Start File Phase 23

4.4 - Data Transfer Phase 26

4.5 - End File Phase 27

4.6 - End Session Phase 27

4.7 - Problem Handling 28

5. Commands and Formats 28

5.1 - Conventions 28

5.2 - Commands 29

5.3 - Command Formats 29

5.4 - Identification Code 45

6. ODETTE-FTP D...