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Subject: RE: [ebxml-msg] RE: AS3?....

Title: AS3?....
I think that we have managed to attribute a need for ebXML that simply cannot be implied.  The ebXML Message Services were defined apart from any transport protocol.  It would be wrong to attempt to justify a need for AS? standards based on ebXML.  I am not sure there is a valid argument for pursuing an AS2-like solution for FTP.  I am sure that anyone who tries to use ebXML as the justification will be embarassed to know that ebXML Message Service Specification will not promote the argument.  The specification is very clear, it states: The ebXML architecture requires that the ebXML Message Service protocol be capable of being carried over any available communications protocol.  Therefore, this document does not mandate use of a specific communications protocol.
I suggest that a different justification be crafted before this discussion goes any further.
Ralph Berwanger
bTrade, Inc
-----Original Message-----
From: Ahmed, Zahid [mailto:zahid.ahmed@commerceone.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 4:45 PM
To: 'Greg Vesper'; David Fischer; Jeff Lightcap; ietf-ediint@imc.org
Cc: Dave Bennett; ebxml-msg@lists.oasis-open.org; ebxml-dev@lists.ebxml.org
Subject: [ebxml-msg] RE: AS3?....

Well, if we entertain the idea of support for FTP in future versions of ebXML,
we will need to support certainly transport level security of ebXML message
over FTP. There are secure FTP impls out there. Reliable message delivery
would be another aspect to fact in w.r.t. FTP. Non-repudiation would be
another aspect. Ofcourse, the SOAP message enveloping scheme of
ebXML may be enhanced to provide some transport independent
authenticatioin scheme in the future.
-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Vesper [mailto:gvesper@cyclonecommerce.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 12:18 PM
To: David Fischer; Jeff Lightcap; ietf-ediint@imc.org
Cc: Dave Bennett
Subject: RE: AS3?....

I strongly suggest we take up the issue of demand.  Cyclone has been servicing market demand for this capability for several years in production hardened environments and would be happy to argue in favor of FTP as a valid transport for EDIINT.
Alternatively, the role of FTP within the ebXML standard could be elevated to achieve the same desired functionality with the advantage of what ebXML brings to the table.
Either way, the absence of FTP as a transport for secure B2B messaging is an obvious hole.  FTP is a valid transport with an enormous amount of existing infrastructure - it ought to be elevated in the appropriate standards, be it EDIINT, ebXML, or both.
I'm happy to actively participate in any initiatives in this regard.
Greg Vesper
Cyclone Commerce
Director, Product Management
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ietf-ediint@mail.imc.org [mailto:owner-ietf-ediint@mail.imc.org]On Behalf Of David Fischer
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 12:38 PM
To: Jeff Lightcap; ietf-ediint@imc.org
Subject: RE: AS3?....

There is no proposed AS3 standard.  On several occasions, vendor's have requested an AS3 standard based upon FTP.  Thus far, we have not seen enough end-user demand to proceed with this, but if such demand becomes evident, we could.
David Fischer
Drummond Group.
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ietf-ediint@mail.imc.org [mailto:owner-ietf-ediint@mail.imc.org]On Behalf Of Jeff Lightcap
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 12:47 PM
To: 'ietf-ediint@imc.org'
Subject: AS3?....

Anyone know what is proposed for AS3. Trailblazer Systems is implementing FTP with S/MIME. They also mention AS3 on their web site as a proposed standard: http://www.as400ftp.com/latestnews_detail.cfm?number=2

I can't find anything about this proposed standard anywhere except for the mention on the page indicated above.

Jeffrey Lightcap
Senior Application Engineer
Cleo Communications
1-815-654-8110 ext 2735

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