IPP> What is it we really need?

IPP> What is it we really need?

IPP> What is it we really need?

Bill Wagner bwagner at digprod.com
Tue Jan 7 16:12:31 EST 1997


     Harry,
     
     I agree with your observation. It is my underdstanding that the 
     internet is not a thing in itself, it is what results from the 
     interconnecting of individual networks. The idea of a printer on the 
     internet versus a printer on a corporate network with internet access 
     is very fuzzy. Perhaps the difference is the firewall. Many companies 
     have printers with IP addresses, but very few have them outside the 
     firewall (DPI does maintain one for remote demo purposes). Indeed, 
     even within a given network, routers may restrict access to certain 
     subnets. So perhaps a major distinction between IP printing  versus 
     the WEB printing is addressing the question of the firewall.
     
     Bill Wagner 




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Subject: RE: IPP> What is it we really need?
Author:  "Harry Lewis <harryl at VNET.IBM.COM>" <harryl at VNET.IBM.COM> at Internet
Date:    1/7/97 11:51 AM




>I did not say there is no need for stand alone network printers. I said 
>there is no dying need for them to be connected to Internet. That does 
>not mean they should not be connected to the private corporate networks. 
>
>Babak
     
I thought the whole point was that there is less and less of a 
distinction between the internet and the private corporate net!
     
I think "improving network printing" and "internet printing" are 
inseparable due to the way networks are accessed, utilized and 
portrayed to the user today.
     
Harry Lewis - IBM Printing Systems
     



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