IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Identifying jobs in requests

IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Identifying jobs in requests

Re: IPP> Identifying jobs in requests

Jay Martin (jkm@underscore.com)
Wed, 03 Jun 1998 12:24:51 -0400

Carl Kugler wrote:

> At one time, people were proposing some kind of dispatching or routing IPP
> Object that would receive IPP requests and route them based on the embedded
> "printer-uri".

I was one of those people suggesting demultiplexing/dispatching,
but only within an HTTP server environment. As such, the server-
side component (CGI script, servlet, etc) would use the HTTP
header component to discriminate the real target.

> But the final decision was that the HTTP Request-URI and the embedded
> "printer-uri" MUST be the SAME. Therefore the IPP Object that receives
> the request must be the target.

Did we actually come to a final decision? I didn't read that we had.
(Maybe I'm missing a message or two on this subject?)

> There could be a problem if a proxy rewrites the Request-URI in any way.

Yeah, this worries me, too. We definitely need some serious
implementation experience to better understand the ramifications
of this situation.


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