IPP>REQ - end to end scenarios

IPP>REQ - end to end scenarios

IPP>REQ - end to end scenarios

rdebry at us.ibm.com rdebry at us.ibm.com
Mon Jan 20 08:36:27 EST 1997


I was going to do a little more complex scenario, where the print job submittor
is unknown to the print shop, so some kind of authentication is required and
payment is made via credit card or something like that.
---------------------- Forwarded by Roger K Debry/Boulder/IBM on 01/20/97 06:17
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        babakj @ MICROSOFT.com
        01/17/97 08:48 PM

To: ipp @ pwg.org at internet, Roger K Debry/Boulder/IBM
Subject: RE: IPP>REQ - end to end scenarios

The Microsoft/HP solution for Internet Printing addresses both
scenarios. For the 2nd one, the executive gets a username/password from
the print shop, and enters that when the browser prompts for it. The
browser prompts for password because the print server in the shop is
configured to let only Internet clients with valid, print shop-specific
accounts to get in.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: rdebry at us.ibm.com [SMTP:rdebry at us.ibm.com]
>Sent: Friday, January 17, 1997 2:35 PM
>To: ipp at pwg.org
>Subject: IPP>REQ - end to end scenarios
>In addition to the various piecemeal scenarios that I have been working on
>the requirements document, I thought that it would be instructive to include
>least a couple of end to end scenarios in order to tie everything together.
>thought that I would do a couple that sort of represented opposite ends of
>spectrum -- a rather informal, open office environment with a few shared
>printers, and a complex print something at a local print shop scenario. The
>details of the proposed end to end scenarios follows.  Before I spend a lot
>time, I'd like some feedback -- do you think that this would be helpful?  Do
>these scenarios represent some of what we think will be typical uses? I'd be
>glad to take input, ideas, etc. before I start work. Please send your cards
>Scenario #1: An office worker prints on a shared, departmental printer. All
>printers in the office are available for office printing, no authorization is
>required to print, and no billing or accounting is done. Most printing is
>from standard desktop applications. A help desk is provided to help with
>problems. Standard desktop operating systems are used and drivers for the
>printers are available from the support group. However, they are installed
>manually by the support group on the client machine. Users  generally are
>interested in finding machines close to their office and only worry about
>printer features in very special cases. Most printing is "vanilla" office
>Scenario #2: An executive in his hotel room is finishing an important
>presentation on his laptop computer. He connects to a local print shop
>the web to get a copy of his charts printed for tomorrow's presentation. He
>must find a shop that is convenient, can print color foils, and he wants to
>find the lowest price. He must also temporarily install a driver in order to
>generate the PDL required by the print shop. Mutual authentication is
>by the printshop and payment must be made in advance for the job. The job is
>encrypted on the wire to prevent eavesdropping.

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