IPP> IPP2IFAX Charter Bashing

IPP> IPP2IFAX Charter Bashing

IPP> IPP2IFAX Charter Bashing

Richard Shockey rshockey at ix.netcom.com
Sun Dec 13 13:41:04 EST 1998


This is a first pass at a Charter for the IPP2IFAX WG that was suggested by
Keith Moore at IETF Orlando IPP meeting last week.

I'd like to discuss this in San Diego this week along with all the other things
before I post this to the FAX list or IETF apps-discuss or IETF-discuss.

The sooner we can hack this out the better.

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Internet Print Protocol and Internet Fax  (ipp2ifax)
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 Chair(s):   TBD 
     
 

Applications Area Director(s):
Keith Moore             <moore+iesg at cs.utk.edu>
        Patrik Fältström        <paf at swip.net>

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        Keith Moore  <moore+iesg at cs.utk.edu>

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Description of Working Group:

The Internet Print Protocol [IPP] has been developed within the IETF to
facilitate the remote printing of documents over the Internet. At a sufficient
level of abstraction FAX on the General Switched Telephone Network [GSTN] could
also be considered a remote printing technology.

The purpose of the work group will be to investigate and document those
elements of IPP that qualify as a facsimile service. A goal of the WG will be
to bring IPP into conformance with the legal as well as general custom and
practice of GSTN FAX.

Current work within the IETF on FAX has centered on using Internet Mail
standards in a Store and Forward mode. Considerable evidence exists that there
is a need for protocols that more closely approximate the real-time and point
to point charastics of traditional GSTN FAX.

Traditional GSTN FAX and IETF Internet Fax standards are also limited to a
specific set of MIME Content-Types specified in RFC 2301.  IPP has no such
restrictions on the quality of document to be printed or displayed.

In addition, the work group will propose attribute extensions and behavioral
practice elements to IPP that would permit IPP to intreoperate or gateway with
other facsimile services such as RFC2305 [Fax over SMTP] and traditional T.30
fax on the GSTN.

The WG will not propose any major revisions to the current Internet Print
Protocol specifications.

The WG will not propose any revisions or extensions to IETF Internet Fax
standards [RFC2305] and its successors.

The group will take note of other areas within the IETF that may have direct
bearing on IPP and FAX interworking.

Relevant areas include:  

-       Security, Authentication and Encryption (SSL3 -TLS)
-       Sender Identification (vCard)

The working group will take note of quality of service issues.    

The working group will coordinate its activities with the Internet Print
Protocol working group [IPP] and the Internet Fax working group [FAX] as well
other facsimile-related standards bodies and related work groups, notably the
ITU-T Study Group 8.   


Goals and Milestones:  
  
March 1999 : Submit Internet Draft of Goals and Requirements for the use of the
Internet Print Protocol as a Facsimile Service

March 1999 : Submit Internet Draft for IPP Behavior as a Facsimile Service

April 1999 : Submit Internet Draft of Attributes and Extensions to IPP as a
Facsimile Service

May 1999 : Submit Internet Draft of IPP as a Gateway to SMTP and GSTN Facsimile
Services




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