ebXML Forum News

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

OASIS issues Call for Participation in new ebCore TC

All interested parties are invited to participate in the new OASIS ebXML Core (ebCore) Technical Committee.

This group will manage clarifications, modifications, and enhancements for ebXML specifications that are completed or transitioned to it.

The ebCore TC may also produce new conformance profiles and adjunct documents complementing existing specifications.

It will explore synergies with UN/CEFACT, WS-* specifications and SOA best practices.

TC proposers include representatives of Axway, Boeing, Fujitsu, and others.

A TC chair or two co-chairs will be elected at the first meeting, which will be held by teleconference on 4 April.


Saturday, March 01, 2008

B2B "Swallow" configuration test facility site launched for ebMS / AS2 messaging

One of the perennial problems with setting up B2B systems is knowing if your communications infrastructure is configured correctly and actually able to exchange messages across the internet.

When you cannot connect to your partners system is it something they have wrong, or is it your system?

What if there was an automated reference site publically available where you could test your setup to make sure everything is working correctly?

This is something the B2B community has waited for a long while for - and finally thanks to the Hermes project in Hong Kong and the H2O server solution this is now available!

The H2O testing server (a.k.a. Swallow) is a web-based platform for testing messaging of any client installed with H2O, using ebMS or AS/2 protocols. It acts as a standardized, user-friendly, and comprehensive testing suite for testing of and learn about the H2O capabilities and features. At the Swallow site, a web-based online form is provided to create an interoperability profile and that then provides you access to the dashboard control panel.

After setting up, users can send their testing messages from their message gateway to Swallow. In turn, Swallow will send responses back to the users' message gateway, notifying them the message status and reporting error messages if any. All these network exchanges are logged and details displayable through Swallow's web control panel for verifying and monitoring the message connectivity. In short, Swallow helps users to install H2O more effectively and provides an Internet-based host to test their H2O deployment is working correctly.

You can try this yourself from:


and by installing the H2O server system on your local system or a comparable ebMS or AS/2 client that is compatible with H2O.


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