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11. OFTP via ENX

11.1. What is OFTP?
11.2. What is the difference between ENX and OFTP?
11.3. What is the difference between OFTP over ENX and OFTP2 over the public Internet?

 

11.1. What is OFTP?

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OFTP stands for "ODETTE File Transfer Protocol".
As its name already says, it is a protocol for for the direct exchange of files between two communications partners. Responsible for OFTP is the Odette International Limited in the UK. OFTP is a neither a network nor an application.

As a protocol for the exchange of EDI-messages, it is widespread in the European Automotive Industry and oftenly utilised by individual users for the exchange of EDI-messages over the ENX network.

The latest development is OFTP2: According to the Odette International Ltd* "the current publication only covers the technical specification of OFTP2 but Implementation Guidelines for integrators and users are currently being developed. In the meantime, if your company would be interested to implement a pilot of the new OFTP2 with one or more of your trading partners, please contact the Odette Programme Manager".*

* Official website as of 12.11.2007 please check for changes

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11.2. What is the difference between ENX and OFTP?

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The question could be answered shortly: ENX is a private, multiprovider IP-network for the exchange of data in many different ways while OFTP (only file transfer) is a protocol used on top of a network.

Therefore, it is rather difficult to compare ENX and OFTP2 since it is like comparing apples and oranges (or as it would be said in German: comparing apples and pears).

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11.3. What is the difference between OFTP over ENX and OFTP2 over the public Internet?

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