IPP> Re: MOD - RE: Base printer implementation requireme

IPP> Re: MOD - RE: Base printer implementation requireme

IPP> Re: MOD - RE: Base printer implementation requireme

Babak Jahromi babakj at MICROSOFT.com
Tue May 6 00:06:06 EDT 1997


I agree. I just don't see how network printing without print servers
could scale. Unless we put the serves inside the printers, and charge
that much more, in which case we are forcing customers to pay for a
dedicated server they cannot use for other reasons, and cannot upgrade.


Babak


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	JK Martin [SMTP:jkm at underscore.com]
> Sent:	Monday, May 05, 1997 3:34 PM
> To:	bwagner at digprod.com
> Cc:	ipp at pwg.org
> Subject:	Re: IPP> Re: MOD - RE: Base printer implementation
> requireme
> 
> Bill,
> 
> >      I suggest that, if IPP initially is restricted to (logical)
> printers 
> >      that can spool, it will be a lingering inherent defect that
> will be 
> >      very hard to reverse. I believe that this is the wrong approach
> and is 
> >      contrary to original intent of this project.
> 
> I understand your position completely.  We disagree, but that's ok.
> ;-)
> 
> Regardless of whether we agree or not, I'm still quite concerned about
> IPP solving the needs of the intranet (aka, Enterprise-level
> printing).
> 
> Hopefully no one will assume I'm taking the position that the only
> problems to be solved by IPP are those occurring in the Enterprise.
> 
> There are other problems to be solved, to be sure, but please
> understand
> that my company's vested interest is solving Enterprise-related
> problems,
> so I'll continue to ask questions and raise issues on behalf of that
> environment.  (But certainly not to the exclusion of other problems.)
> 
> Our experience has indicated that within the Enterprise, all network
> printers must be front-ended by a spooling server; direct printing
> from
> a client system to a network is highly discouraged, or even forbidden.
> 
> Does this experience match others' in the Enterprise?  I'd really like
> to hear from other people on this question, either publicly or
> privately.
> 
> To those list members associated with educational institutions: do
> educational institutions (particularly higher education facilities)
> allow, encourage or otherwise accept direct client-to-printer job
> submission over the network?  Or do you also demand routing jobs
> through spooling systems?
> 
> Just so no one misunderstands, I think IPP as a front-end to a
> spooling
> system is a great approach.  It's just the spooler-to-printer protocol
> that concerns me.
> 
> 	...jay
> 
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