IPP> Last Call Comment: Job and Printer time attributes shou ld

IPP> Last Call Comment: Job and Printer time attributes shou ld

IPP> Last Call Comment: Job and Printer time attributes shou ld

kugler at us.ibm.com kugler at us.ibm.com
Tue Apr 27 18:40:49 EDT 1999



Original Article: http://www.egroups.com/list/ipp/?start=5655
> Carl,
> There are many ways to get a pretty good time value.  From sniffing the
HTTP
> traffic to using a time server.  Printers can have their time set via a
> console or web page.  They could ask
> "http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/timer.pl".  they could use a GPS
> module...I hear they are getting pretty cheap.
> I do not believe requiring dateTime attributes will be an undue burden on
> printer implementations.  It will be useful to IPP client applications.
> Pete
>

Pete-

None of those options sound appealing for really tiny embedded
applications.  But you would know better than me about those!  Anyway, I
was thinking... We can't count on HTTP requests carrying a Date header, but
we could require an IPP timestamp attribute on every request.  Then a
really cheap Printer could get by with a simple clock (a tick counter)
rather than a Real Time Clock, and setting Printer time would be automatic.
Bonus is that IPP Printers wouldn't have to go on the Y2K inventory list.
And no batteries to replace.

     -Carl





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