IFX Mail Archive: IPP2IFAX Charter Bashing Last Call

IFX Mail Archive: IPP2IFAX Charter Bashing Last Call

IPP2IFAX Charter Bashing Last Call

Richard Shockey (rshockey@ix.netcom.com)
Tue, 05 Jan 1999 14:45:01 -0600

In advance of tommrrows telecon I'd like to wrap up the charter bashing and=
the ball rolling with the IETF and AD's on a charter.

I had some suggestions from the fax WG folks on wordsmithing so if there is
anything else let me know now.


Internet Print Protocol and Internet Fax (ipp2ifax)

Chair(s): Richard Shockey <rshockey@ix.netcom.com> [PROPOSED]
Applications Area Director(s):
Keith Moore <moore+iesg@cs.utk.edu>
Patrik F=E4ltstr=F6m <paf@swip.net>

Area Advisor
Keith Moore <moore+iesg@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=
level of abstraction FAX on the General Switched Telephone Network [GSTN]=
also be considered a remote printing or document transfer 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=
to note the legal as well as general custom and practice of GSTN FAX, apply
those principals to IPP transactions and define IPP Attribute Extensions=
necessary to more closely perform the functions of facsimile.

Current work within the IETF=92s Internet Fax Working Group has centered on=
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 model of traditional GSTN FAX.

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

The work group will consider attribute extensions and behavioral practice
elements to IPP that would permit IPP to intreoperate with other facsimile
services such as RFC2305 [Fax over SMTP] and traditional T.30 fax on the=

The WG will attempt to avoid any revisions to the current Internet Print
Protocol specifications but will attempt to use IPP Attribute Extensions to
facilitate interoperability with GSTN FAX and RFC2305.

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: =20

- Security, Authentication and Encryption (SSL3 -TLS)
- Sender Identification (vCard)
- RFC2301 File Formats [Profile S and Profile F]

The working group will take note of service quality issues. =20

The working group will coordinate its activities with the Internet Print
Protocol working group [IPP] and the Internet Fax working group [FAX] as=
other facsimile-related standards bodies and related work groups, notably=
ITU-T Study Group 8. =20

Goals and Milestones: =20
March 1999 : Submit Internet Draft of Goals and Requirements for the use of=
Internet Print Protocol as a Facsimile Service

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

June 1999 : Submit Internet Draft of facsimile gateway services between IPP,
SMTP and GSTN Facsimile

Richard Shockey
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