Mobile Bay Pipeline Company
Second Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 08/01/1998, Docket: RP98-329-000, Status: Effective
Second Revised Sheet No. 187 Second Revised Sheet No. 187 : Effective
Superseding: Substitute First Revised Sheet No. 187
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Within a reasonable amount of time, all EBB information, functions and
transactions should be achieved via one mode of communications.
Information and functions should remain available through existing
systems until one mode of communication is available. Implementation
timelines for this activity would be determined during the 1997 annual
planning activities held in 1996.
4.3.7 At a minimum, the designated site should be accessible via the
public Internet. This specifically does not preclude location of the
designated site on a private intranet as long as the designated site
is accessible via the public Internet.
4.3.8 The minimum acceptable protocol should HTTP. All sending and
receiving parties should be capable of sending and receiving using
4.3.9 There is a time stamp (HTTP Time-stamp) that designates the time
that a file is received at the designated site. The receiving party
must generate a time-stamp upon successful receipt of the complete
file and send as an immediate response to the sending party. The
time-stamp will be generated by Common Gateway Interface (CGI) of
the receiving party, prior to further processing by the CGI.
4.3.10 The time-stamp will be included in the HTTP response back to the
sender of the original HTTP transaction. It is recommended that the
server clock generating the time-stamp be synchronized with the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) time in order
to mitigate discrepancies between the clocks of the sender and
4.3.11 The HTTP response will be sent to the sending Internet Protocol (IP)
address. Other response documents will be returned to the official
designated site defined in the Trading Partner Agreement.
4.3.12 As a minimum, within a trading partner agreement, one designated
site for receipt should be identified for each trading partner. That
site should be identified by a specific Uniform Resource Locator,
(URL). This does not preclude multiple designated sites being
mutually agreed to between trading partners.
4.3.13 The sender will make three attempts to complete a unit of work.
After three failed attempts, it will be considered a failure.
4.3.14 The role of sender and receiver are defined in following table. The
entire table defines a unit of work:
Client (Sender) Server (Receiver) CGI (Receiver)
Listen for Connect
Connect Accept Connection
Write Read Start of Receipt
EOF (send) Read End of Receipt
Read (HTTP response) Write (HTTP response)
EOF (HTTP response)