IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> Host to device

IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> Host to device

RE: IPP> Host to device

Gordon, Charles (CGordon@wal.osicom.com)
Fri, 3 Apr 1998 16:56:52 -0500

Given that IPP is the Internet Printing Protocol, do we really need to
support anything else besides TCP/IP? Is the IPP working group even
mandated to worry about non TCP/IP environments?

--- Charles

> -----Original Message-----
> From: don@lexmark.com [SMTP:don@lexmark.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 03, 1998 4:22 PM
> To: rturner@sharplabs.com
> Cc: Rdebry@Us.Ibm.Com; Ipp@pwg.org
> Subject: RE: IPP> Host to device
>
>
> Randy:
>
> My biggest concern is that your proposal is TCP/IP only. Is does not
> solve
> the problem for printers connected to servers via:
>
> - Parallel
> - Serial
> - USB
> - 1394
> - IPX/SPX
> - AppleTalk
> - DLC/LLC
> - etc., etc., etc.
>
> If I'm going to use TCP/IP then I might as well go ahead with the HTTP
> based implementation. You don't provide more status and control or
> anything else that really buys me anything other than a slightly
> lighter
> transport. It's just not work the trouble for the return on
> investment.
>
> Don
>
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