>>3. The printer would not necessarily be far from the roaming user ... at
>least no more so than the FAX machine. (Here, is where maybe my
>understanding of the use of the "phonebook" is weak).
>>In general, my request for a print URL in addition to a FAX number reflects
>the continued consolidation of device features where print, scan, copy,
>local print, remote print, fax, e-mail are more frequently being
>consolidated into a locale (device, kiosk or otherwise integrated
>solution). I think it makes sense to accommodate this in the architecture
>of your "phonebook".
>IBM Printing Systems
>harryl at us.ibm.com
Not to complicate matters but .. one other thing that is coming up in the
IETF is the concept of e164 resolution... where ..in theory you could
resolve the printer identification (aka fax) and the service associated
with it ( URL) to a simple telephone number.
Title : E.164 number and DNS
Author(s) : P. Faltstrom
Filename : draft-faltstrom-e164-04.txt
Pages : 17
Date : 21-Oct-99
This document discusses the use of DNS for storage of E.164 numbers.
More specifically, how DNS can be used for identifying available
services. It also, for some of these services, discusses how
selection is done between listed destinations. Specifically it
presents a way of implementing portable phone numbers, where the
services used can be the H.323 protocol, SIP, POTS phone call or
SMTP. Routing of the actual call setup using the protocol selected
using these methods is not discussed.
Discussion on this Internet-Draft is to be held on the mailing list
ietf-e164-dns at imc.org, which is hosted by the Internet Mail
Consortium. To subscribe, send an email to
ietf-e164-dns-request at imc.org, with the text 'subscribe' as the only
word in the body of the mail. There is an archive of the mailing
list at <http://www.imc.org/ietf-e164-dns/>.
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