VAN access through the FTP adapter

VANs provide services beyond normal transmission, such as protocol conversion or message storing and forwarding, and are often used to transport Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) data.

Many VANs support access through FTPs.

For example, you can access the GXS VAN with the FTP adapter and send and receive secure data using a customized map. This is convenient for the following reasons:

  • No special hardware is required
  • Internet usability
  • Secure transfer of data using FTPs

The install_dir\examples\adapters\ftp\gxs directory contains an example of how to gain VAN access through the FTP adapter.