IPP> New protocol document?

IPP> New protocol document?

IPP> New protocol document?

Philip Thambidurai pthambid at okidata.com
Wed Oct 29 10:40:05 EST 1997

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     The new protocol document referred to by the recent posting (shown 
     below) has the same date as the earlier protocol I-D (July 30).

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Subject: IPP> I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ipp-protocol-01.txt
Author:  Internet-Drafts at ietf.org at INTERNET
Date:    10/29/97 9:57 AM

A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
This draft is a work item of the Internet Printing Protocol Working Group of the

        Title           : Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Protocol 
        Author(s)       : R. Turner, R. Herriot, S. Butler, P. Moore
        Filename        : draft-ietf-ipp-protocol-01.txt
        Pages           : 26
        Date            : 28-Oct-97
This document is one of a set of documents, which together describe all
aspects of a new Internet Printing Protocol (IPP).  IPP is an
application level protocol that can be used for distributed printing
using Internet tools and technology.  The protocol is heavily influenced
by the printing model introduced in the Document Printing Application
(ISO/IEC 10175 DPA) standard.  Although DPA specifies both end user and
administrative features, IPP version 1.0 is focused only on end user
The full set of IPP documents includes:
  Internet Printing Protocol: Requirements
  Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Model and Semantics
  Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Security
  Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Protocol Specification
  Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Directory Schema
The requirements document takes a broad look at distributed printing
functionality, and it enumerates real-life scenarios that help to
clarify the features that need to be included in a printing protocol for
the Internet.  It identifies requirements for three types of users: end users,
operators, and administrators.  The requirements document calls
out a subset of end user requirements that MUST be satisfied in the
first version of IPP.  Operator and administrator requirements are out
of scope for v1.0. The model and semantics document describes a
simplified model with abstract objects, their attributes, and their
operations. The model introduces a Printer object and a Job object.  The
Job object supports multiple documents per job.  The security document
covers potential threats and proposed counters to those threats.  The
protocol specification is formal document which incorporates the ideas
in all the other documents into a concrete mapping using clearly defined
data representations and transport protocol mappings that real
implementers can use to develop interoperable client and server side
components. Finally, the directory schema document shows a generic
schema for directory service entries that represent instances of IPP
This document is the ''Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Protocol
Specification'' document.

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