IFX Mail Archive: Summary of IPP2IFAX BOF

IFX Mail Archive: Summary of IPP2IFAX BOF

Summary of IPP2IFAX BOF

Richard Shockey (rshockey@ix.netcom.com)
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 12:49:34 -0600


The summary of the March 99 IPP2IFAX BOF meeting follows.

Richard Shockey

March 16, 1999 9AM -10 AM

Approximately 35 people attended the BOF to discuss issues related to High
Quality Document Transmission and Reception. The meeting began with a
general introduction to the problem space and the desire to settle on a
proper name for the proposed work group.
The discussion began with a general review of existing technologies and
protocols that relate to the transmission of documents, including GSTN Fax,
Internet Fax Technologies RFC 2305 (Simple Mode Store and Forward ) and RFC
2532 (Extended Mode Store and Forward), and the Internet Print Protocol
[IPP]. Examples were given of the technological limitations of each
service. Discussion proceeded to a more detailed analysis of IPP and its
merits as a base line a new super set or profile for Quality Document
Delivery Services. The chair indicated that this new work was to be a
global service and not strictly enterprise. There was general consensus
after some discussion that any new service must concentrate on several
goals, specifically A. Timely Delivery, B. Security, C. Quality of Output,
D. Legal Identity Exchange, E. Capabilities Exchange. F. Proof of Delivery
(Receipt). Some references were made to a SMTP "session mode" delivery
mechanism. Suggestions were made that the proposed WG first engage in a
"due diligence" process of determine which protocols might be the most
suitable for further work. Comments were made that the existence of this
work should be revealed to ITU Study Group 8 at the earliest possible date
in accordance with IETF/ITU cooperation agreements outlined in RFC 2436 and
avoid possible conflict with T.37 and T.38. During a discussion of
milestones a proposal was made to merge new WG goals with RFC 2542
(Terminology and Goals for Internet Fax). A show of hands indicated strong
consensus in developing this work with no dissension. A request for editors
identified a number of individuals willing to participate. The meeting
concluded with the chair promising to quickly rework the proposed charter
for IESG approval.

Richard Shockey
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