IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

don at lexmark.com don at lexmark.com
Fri Apr 23 07:12:55 EDT 1999


keith moore said:

"it is really starting to sound like folks want IETF to bless the practice of
making limited-functionality devices so that those devices don't intrude on the
markets for more expensive devices."

Actually if we could just get the IETF to recognize there are different markets
for different products connected to networks in different ways using "Internet"
protocols I think we would have made great strides.

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moore%cs.utk.edu at interlock.lexmark.com on 04/22/99 08:06:40 PM

To:   paulmo%MICROSOFT.com at interlock.lexmark.com
cc:   moore%cs.utk.edu at interlock.lexmark.com,
      Robert.Herriot%pahv.xerox.com at interlock.lexmark.com,
      ipp%pwg.org at interlock.lexmark.com (bcc: Don Wright/Lex/Lexmark)
Subject:  Re: IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication




> Who said anything about hooking this printer up to the Internet. I would
> never do that - I would buy a printer that supports authentication if I was
> planning to do that. IPP works fine in an office with 5 people using one
> printer on a simple in-house LAN.

and sooner or later a significant number of those in-house LANs will
be connected to the internet, because the convenience in doing so
far outweighs the risk.

and if you think that the LAN will be behind a firewall, think again.
every new internet protocol requires authentication, the old ones
are being refitted to support authentication, and the digest framework
allows single sign-on.  there will be far less need for a firewall,
than there is now, and firewalls are a poor mechanism for access
control anyway.

it is really starting to sound like folks want IETF to bless the
practice of making limited-functionality devices so that those
devices don't intrude on the markets for more expensive devices.

Keith







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