If I do not hear any comments by September 18, this will be sent as the
official minutes to the IETF secretariat.
The meeting was attended by 29 people.
Notes were taken by Scott Isaacson.
- Short history of the project (presentation by Carl-Uno Manros) - Information about upcoming test event for IPP (presentation by Carl-Uno Manros) - Security parameters in the ipp:// URL scheme (presentation and discussion led by John Wenn) - Similarities and differences between IPP and IFax (discussion led by Larry Masinter)
A short history and overview of the project was presented by the chair. (see slides for further details)
11/97 - IPP drafts refined, 5 major documents 12/97 - IPP WG Last Call 1/98 - Edits to WG drafts 2/98 - Drafts submitted to IESG 5/98 - Comments from Area Director 8/98 - Still waiting for final feedback from IESG
The chair informed about an upcoming IPP test event on September 23-25. So far, 16 organizations have signed up for this inter-operability event. The testing will be based on the current IPP drafts from June 30, 1998. See slides for further details.
The most important agenda point was a presentation by John Wenn on how to build in a security parameter in the ipp:// scheme and mapping of that to the HTTP Upgrade parameter. With the subsequent documentation of this solution, which has been validated with the TLS and HTTP groups, it is believed that all known issues raised by the IESG have been addressed by the IPP WG. It was pointed out during the discussion of the solution that we need multiple values for security mechanisms used, as e.g. TLS and Digest Authentication may both be used together. This will be fixed in the next draft. There were no comments on the current draft <draft-ietf-ipp-ipp-scheme-00.txt>. Also see slides for further details.
Larry Masinter led a discussion on interoperability between IPP and IFax. There seemed to be sufficient interest in this subject to justify writing an informational document that gives advice to implementors of IPP/IFax gateways or implementation of both protocols in the same system or device. One person offered to become the editor of such a document. It is not planned to introduce this subject as an official part of either the IPP or IFax WGs charter, but it is expected to be developed in collaboration between these two groups. See slides for further details.
Meeting adjourned early.
Carl-Uno Manros Chair of IETF WG on IPP
Carl-Uno Manros Principal Engineer - Advanced Printing Standards - Xerox Corporation 701 S. Aviation Blvd., El Segundo, CA, M/S: ESAE-231 Phone +1-310-333 8273, Fax +1-310-333 5514 Email: email@example.com