IPP Mail Archive: IPP> Re: Mapping Between IPP and IFAX (resend)

IPP Mail Archive: IPP> Re: Mapping Between IPP and IFAX (resend)

IPP> Re: Mapping Between IPP and IFAX (resend)

Richard Shockey (rshockey@ix.netcom.com)
Thu, 27 Aug 1998 14:33:23 -0500

>Attached is the presentation from the IPP meeting last Thursday in
>Toronto. I have included some revisions to reflect the comments provided
>in the meeting. Carl-Uno plans to discuss this item with the IFax group
>at the IETF meeting this week in Chicago.
>This work is still very incomplete and comments from both IPP and IFax
>participants are welcome. Also, this reflects only a portion of the
>mapping effort that I have identified.

Larry Masinter presented a excellent overview of this concept at the IPP WG
this week in Chicago.

Speaking as a old fax person I was seriously impressed with the
implications this work has. IMHO it deserves generous study. I really like

the features and objectives of a real time Internet Fax service with the
IPP architecture.

I do not see this as competing with the existing work of the IETF-FAX WG...
I view it as complementary.

There are several areas that need looking at such as sender identification
requirements, the use of cover pages, SMTP fallback, protocol behaivor when
used as either a onramp or offramp to the PSTN etc.

This work gets even more interesting when it is combined with the goals and
objectives of the E.164 Resolution BOF. In this scenerio a IPP device URL
could be mapped to a E.164 number thus injecting complete protocol
transparency to the delivery of documents.

The possibility of producing a Informational Draft outlining this mapping
effort was discussed at the IPP WG meeting.

A gentleman offered to work on such a draft and I have been in touch with
him.. for what is worth, I am more than willing to contribute time and
effort to the work of such a draft.

Richard Shockey
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