Internetworking with SOAP
Web services enable businesses to dynamically exchange various information through common interfaces and well established protocols. SOAP with its extensions is the most like above, promising one of these protocols. Several technologies have been proposed to extend capabilities of SOAP to meet the wide range of business requirements.
Internetworking is the practice of connecting a computer network with other networks through the use of gateways that provide a common method of routing information packets between the networks. The resulting system of interconnected networks is called an internetwork, or simply an internet. Internetworking started as a way to connect disparate types of networking technology, but it became widespread through the developing need to connect two or more local area networks via some sort of wide area network. The original term for an internetwork was catenet.