Acronym for Document Interchange Architecture. A document exchange guideline used in IBM’s Systems Network Architecture (SNA). DIA specifies methods of organizing and addressing documents for transmission between computers of different sizes and models. DIA is supported by IBM’s Advanced Program-to-Program Communication (APPC) and by Logical Unit (LU) 6.2, which establish the capabilities and types of interactions possible in an SNA environment. See also DCA (definition 1), SNA.
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