Multiple Attachments for Electronic Data Interchange - Internet Integration (EDIINT)
RFC 6362

Document Type RFC - Informational (August 2011; No errata)
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   K. Meadors, Ed.
Request for Comments: 6362                          Drummond Group, Inc.
Category: Informational                                      August 2011
ISSN: 2070-1721

                        Multiple Attachments for
      Electronic Data Interchange - Internet Integration (EDIINT)

Abstract

   The Electronic Data Interchange - Internet Integration (EDIINT) AS1,
   AS2, and AS3 messages were designed specifically for the transport of
   EDI documents.  Since multiple interchanges could be placed within a
   single EDI document, there was not a need for sending multiple EDI
   documents in a single message.  As adoption of EDIINT grew, other
   uses developed aside from single EDI document transport.  Some
   transactions required multiple attachments to be interpreted together
   and stored in a single message.  This Informational RFC describes how
   multiple documents, including non-EDI payloads, can be attached and
   transmitted in a single EDIINT transport message.  The attachments
   are stored within the MIME multipart/related structure.  A minimal
   list of content-types to be supported as attachments is provided.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6362.

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RFC 6362             Multiple Attachments for EDIINT         August 2011

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Requirements Language ......................................3
   2. Using Multiple Attachments in EDIINT ............................3
      2.1. Multipart/Related Structure ................................3
      2.2. EDIINT-Features Header .....................................4
      2.3. MIC Calculation ............................................4
      2.4. Document Processing ........................................5
      2.5. Content-Types to Support ...................................5
   3. Example Message .................................................6
   4. Security Considerations .........................................7
   5. Normative References ............................................7

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RFC 6362             Multiple Attachments for EDIINT         August 2011

1.  Introduction

   The primary work of the EDIINT working group (WG) was to develop a
   secure means of transporting EDI documents over the Internet.  This
   was described in the three WG-developed standards for secure
   transport over SMTP AS1 [RFC3335], HTTP AS2 [RFC4130], and FTP AS3
   [RFC4823].  For most uses of EDI, all relevant information to
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