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RE: Reliable Messaging - Summary of Threads

From: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 10:26:08 -0800
Message-ID: <A60C40997573F04C8D778D1B5D799C3B1E4B59@mail2002.stc.com>
To: "Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)" <RogerCutler@ChevronTexaco.com>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
I was referring to the case where the SOAP-based communication actually goes deeper inside the enterprise (probably over a MOM transport). So when enterprise A targets a SOAP node at enterprise B, this final node is not the Web server that connects B to the Internet, but is actually a SOAP node internal to B, for which the Web server is just a SOAP intermediary. One reason for doing this, for example, is that the target node inside B might not always be available, so I want to interpose an asynchronous connection (e.g. a queuing mechanism) between the receiving Web server and the target node.
Of course, the segment between the Web server and the target node inside B might not be implemented as a SOAP connection, so the issue I am raising does not exist in that case (and A would not even see that internal node as a target SOAP node). But I am making the assumptions that more and more businesses will start using Web services technologies inside the enterprise, so that the SOAP path will extend (seamlessly, we hope) from outside to inside.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) [mailto:RogerCutler@ChevronTexaco.com]
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 10:07 AM
To: Ugo Corda; www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: RE: Reliable Messaging - Summary of Threads

No, I think that I am referring to B2B, but maybe I'm not understanding what you are saying.  If you are tallking about the firewall and proxies, I sort of consider that transparent.  Or something that somebody else works out.  Somebody like people from SeeBeyond, I guess.  That is, there is communication of some sort between the backoffice stuff and a server that has access to the internet on my side, and similarly on the other side, but the primary messaging is just one hop between the B2B app on my server and the B2B app on the other side.
Does this just display my ignorance?
-----Original Message-----
From: Ugo Corda [mailto:UCorda@SeeBeyond.com] 
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 12:03 PM
To: Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler); www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: RE: Reliable Messaging - Summary of Threads

>There are MANY, MANY important business applications that involve simple A<->B communication.
Are you referring to business applications within an enterprise? Because it seems to me that as soon as you do B2B you are likely to deal with intermediary nodes at the edge between Internet and intranet, and to deal with different transports.
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