IPP> What is it we really need?

IPP> What is it we really need?

IPP> What is it we really need?

rdebry at us.ibm.com rdebry at us.ibm.com
Mon Jan 6 08:11:17 EST 1997


---------------------- Forwarded by Roger K Debry/Boulder/IBM on 01/06/97 06:00
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        ipp-owner @ pwg.org
        01/05/97 06:44 PM

To: moore @ cs.utk.edu at internet
cc: jkm @ underscore.com at internet, ipp @ pwg.org at internet
Subject: RE: IPP> What is it we really need?

Babek wrote the following:

>Yes. For example, Interent Explorer just uses the underlying Win32
>Internet APIs that all others applications could use as well. So each
>Windows client machine contains the "stock" Interenet client software
>everyone can code to. Notice that by using these APIs, many other issues
>like security, encryption, etc. are taken care of as a side effect.

It does seem that there is significant value in being able to reuse APIs,
and underlying system code that is made available because you are building
on an existing protocol.

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