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Re: Segmentation



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>From owner-ietf-ediint@imc.imc.org Fri Feb 16 11:03 PST 1996
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 13:24:02 -0500
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To: ietf-ediint@imc.org
From: boblyons@unidex.com (Robert C. Lyons)
Subject: Segmentation

Another file size issue:

ISSUE - SEGEMENTATION - Is there a requirement for segmentation, where the
sender's system breaks up a large EDI interchange into a series of small
messages and the recipient's system recombines the small messages?
Apparently, some Internet e-mail systems have a maximum message size limit
of 50KB. PGP provides segmentation. So does Premenos's Templar product.

Bob Lyons
EDI & Internet Consultant
Unidex, Inc.
1-908-975-9877
boblyons@unidex.com
EDI Help Desk: http://www.wwa.com/unidex/edi/


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Yes I think this is an important issue, which brings up the transport issue.
All of the discussion on transport of EDI over the Internet has centered on
the e-mail system. For very large EDI files, think of a 30 Meg 811, sending
this file through the e-mail system can become quite cumbersome. Other ways
of sending large files on the Internet - such as FTP and via SSL should also
be considered.