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EDI Meets the Internet Frequently Asked Questions about Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) on the Internet (RFC1865)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004121D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 34 page(s) / 92K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

W. Houser: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This memo is targeted towards the EDI community that is unfamiliar with the Internet, including EDI software developers, users, and service providers. The memo introduces the Internet and assumes a basic knowledge of EDI.

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Network Working Group W. Houser

Request for Comments: 1865 Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Category: Informational J. Griffin

Athena Associates

C. Hage

C. Hage Associates

January 1996

EDI Meets the Internet

Frequently Asked Questions about

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) on the Internet

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

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

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This memo is targeted towards the EDI community that is unfamiliar

with the Internet, including EDI software developers, users, and

service providers. The memo introduces the Internet and assumes a

basic knowledge of EDI.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ................................................ 4

1.1. What is this document .................................... 4

1.2. What do you mean by electronic data interchange (EDI) ? . 4

1.3. What are the X12 Standards that I should be aware of ? .. 4

1.4. To whom do I send comments and suggestions ? ............. 5

1.5. How can I get a copy of this document? ................... 5

2. General Information ......................................... 6

2.1. What is the Internet ? .................................. 6

2.2. Is there a difference between EDI and

electronic commerce (EC) ? ............................... 6

2.3. What makes the Internet useful for EDI ? ................ 6

2.4. Does this means we will now have to coordinate our

EC/EDI activities with the Internet? .................... 7

2.5. How do I find the addresses of other Trading partners

on the Internet if I don't have to coordinate my EDI

activities with a central organization or VAN? .......... 7

2.6. How fast is the Internet? ............................... 7

2.7. What about reliability of the Internet? ................. 7

2.8. What are RFCs and where can I get them ? ................ 8

2.9. Where can I get general information about the Internet? . 8

3. Getting Connected To The Internet ........................... 9

3.1. What do I need to get to use the Internet? .............. 9

3.2. What software is used to su...