Thanks Tom. I agree that this could be postponed, but I think it is worth
approaching the IFAX group
with a proposal for how the two standards might work together.
Roger K deBry
Senior Technical Staff Member
Architecture and Technology
IBM Printing Systems
email: rdebry at us.ibm.com
---------------------- Forwarded by Roger K Debry/Boulder/IBM on 09/03/97 02:05
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09/03/97 01:31 PM
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cc: ipp @ pwg.org @ internet, Roger K Debry/Boulder/IBM
Subject: Re: IPP>MOD - Phone Number?
I suggest that we explore how an IPP printer could interface to the
phone network for FAX and to the Internet for IFAX as a registration
after IPP V1.0 is done, by adding one or more attributes as registration.
Some IPP people may wish to discuss whether this is a proper extension
of our IPP Printer model or not or whether using URI with parameters
is a better way to go, etc. etc.
Any proposal would take working with these other groups to get it right.
Including it now would delay getting IPP V1.0 out.
But I think it is someting that we definitely want to do with IPP.
At 13:03 09/02/97 PDT, Carl-Uno Manros wrote:
>At 12:44 PM 9/2/97 PDT, Roger K Debry wrote:
>>I've had a request from one of our operating system folks to
>>see if we could add a job attribute for a phone number. This
>>would allow me to send a job to a server that called the number
>>to deliver the output on a fax machine.
>>>>Roger K deBry
>>so far, we have avoided stepping on the toes of the IFAX group, which is
>what I think this would lead up to. Also, I do not see the real need for
>this. If your output device happens to be a fax machine, your IPP Printer
>should know how to contact the fax machine; it could even be sneaky enough
>to include it a part of the Printer URI. I know that this would require a
>unique IPP Printer id for every fax machine, but if you want to start
>defining a fax off ramp (in IFAX terminology) as part of IPP, you are going
>to need a lot more than just the phone number, apart from making enemies in
>the IFAX camp.
>>In summary, I think we should leave this for implementors that might like
>to provide bridges between IPP and IFAX (or current fax) in their products.
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