[IPP] IPP Scan - Is Push scanning mandatory?

[IPP] IPP Scan - Is Push scanning mandatory?

[IPP] IPP Scan - Is Push scanning mandatory?

Zehler, Peter Peter.Zehler at xerox.com
Tue Feb 11 16:38:16 UTC 2014

The use case of the constrained client with minimal local storage should be accommodated.  However the use case important to Xerox is where the client must have the scanner deliver the scanned documents directly to the destination.  (e.g., scanning a contract and delivering is securely to the destination.)  The ability to discover scanners that support push without interrogating all the scanners in an enterprise environment is needed.  We eliminated seven of the text records from the discovery message.  This leaves 4 mandatory, 2 conditional, and 2 optional.  Adding this one should not be an undue burden.  I can live with a Boolean but would prefer a list of schemes.  A list fully populated with the defined values would be "http,https,ftp,ftps,smb,ipp,ipps,mailto" which probably comes down to about 45 bytes for the text record.

Peter Zehler

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From: Ira McDonald [mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:55 AM
To: Michael Sweet; Ira McDonald
Cc: Zehler, Peter; IPP at pwg.org
Subject: Re: [IPP] IPP Scan - Is Push scanning mandatory?

Hi Mike,
Crossed wires?
The mobile client may have very limited local storage and therefore want
the MFD to push a large scan output file directly to a network server.  That's
the use case for the boolean in the TXT record (at least I thought that was
what Smith and Pete were concerned about).
- Ira

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On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 10:13 AM, Michael Sweet <msweet at apple.com<mailto:msweet at apple.com>> wrote:

On Feb 10, 2014, at 5:31 PM, Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic at gmail.com<mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com>> wrote:
Hi Mike and Pete,
What about a simple TXT record discovery attribute for Push capability that's boolean?
Since a bunch of URI schemes are conditionally mandatory anyway, that gets 90% of
the discovery need.

What would be the use case?

It's one thing to need to find a color printer - you can't use software to print color on a B&W printers - but for scan if the MFD doesn't support push, the (mobile) client certainly *can* do it...

Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair

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