IPP> REQ - Firewalls

IPP> REQ - Firewalls

IPP> REQ - Firewalls

Patrick Powell papowell at dickory.sdsu.edu
Wed Mar 12 10:12:17 EST 1997


The REQ document makes a categorial statement that the protocol
should be able to operate across a firewall.  I note that proxy
servers are currently regarded as the only reasonable way to enforce
security for various operations.


If this is the case,  then you will have to allow a 'proxy' server
to be put into the system,  or drop all the discussion of firewalls.


If you put in a 'proxy server',  then you have effectively invented
a queue/spool server.


I do not think that folks will buy the requirement that the IPP
implementation must punch through a firewall...
This would make a lovely tool for security violations.


Patrick Powell



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