PeSIT is a file transfer protocol
which allows the writing and reading of files between one computer
and another; using a connection established over a telecommunications
link (specialised connection, public network, local area network).
In order to avoid differences between the file management
systems internal to each computer, PeSIT uses the "virtual
file" concept, which provides a common file organisation
model suitable for all computers.
Each PeSIT user manages translations between real computer files
and the virtual files transferred by the protocol.
To comply with the terminology adopted by international standards,
distinction is made between :
The PeSIT service, which is the interface
between the file transfer software and the user,
and the PeSIT protocol, which defines the
necessary dialogue rules and formats for messages exchanged
between two PeSIT parties.
The PeSIT Technical specifications describe both
the PeSIT service and the PeSIT protocol.
PeSIT : What does it do ?