IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Re: New IPP Scheme

IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Re: New IPP Scheme

Re: IPP> Re: New IPP Scheme

Jim Walker (walker@dazel.com)
Tue, 14 Jul 1998 06:45:00 -0500

Larry Masinter wrote:
> > Web: http://www.lexmark.com
> > Printer: http://printer1.bldg035.lexmark.com
> >
> Don, your "printer" URL here is broken and it will fail to work,
> because the default port for ipp is "631", so if you are going to
> ship a compliant product you will have to write
> Web: http://www.lexmark.com
> Printer: http://printer1.bldg035.lexmark.com:631
> Be sure to get the port right, OK?
> If you can't get this little detail right (it's 631, right? Not 632?
> Are you sure?) then why do you expect your users to?
> ... yada yada yada ...

But, Larry, you forget that 631 is just a *default* port. There
is absolutely nothing that says a conforming implementation can't
allow usage on other ports (just as a web server allows usage of
ports other than 80).

So, Don's example is completely legitimate and accurate. His
administrator (you do have your private sysadmin, don't you
Don ;-) simply chose to configure his IPP printer to run on
port 80.

so there...

Jim Walker <walker@dazel.com>
System Architect/DAZEL Wizard
DAZEL Corporation, Austin, TX