A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
This draft is a work item of the Internet Printing Protocol Working Group of the IETF.
Title : Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Encoding and Transport
Author(s) : R. Herriot, S. Butler, P. Moore,
R. Turner, J. Wenn
Filename : draft-ietf-ipp-protocol-v11-00.txt
Pages : 34
Date : 22-Feb-99
This document is one of a set of documents, which together describe all
aspects of a new Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). IPP is an application
level protocol that can be used for distributed printing using Internet
tools and technologies. This document defines the rules for encoding IPP
operations and IPP attributes into a new Internet mime media type called
'application/ipp'. This document also defines the rules for
transporting over HTTP a message body whose Content-Type is
'application/ipp'. This document defines a new scheme named 'ipp' for
identifying IPP printers and jobs. Finally, this document defines rules
for supporting IPP/1.0 clients
The full set of IPP documents includes:
Design Goals for an Internet Printing Protocol [ipp-req]
Rationale for the Structure and Model and Protocol for the Internet
Printing Protocol [ipp-rat]
Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Model and Semantics [ipp-mod]
Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Encoding and Transport (this
Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Implementer's Guide [ipp-iig]
Mapping between LPD and IPP Protocols [ipp-lpd]
The document, 'Design Goals for an Internet Printing Protocol', takes a
broad look at distributed printing functionality, and it enumerates
real-life scenarios that help to clarify the features that need to be
included in a printing protocol for the Internet. It identifies
requirements for three types of users: end users, operators, and
administrators. It calls out a subset of end user requirements that are
satisfied in IPP/1.1. Operator and administrator requirements are out of
scope for version 1.1.
The document, 'Rationale for the Structure and Model and Protocol for
the Internet Printing Protocol', describes IPP from a high level view,
defines a roadmap for the various documents that form the suite of IPP
specifications, and gives background and rationale for the IETF working
group's major decisions.The document, 'Internet P
A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
Internet-Drafts are also available by anonymous FTP. Login with the username
"anonymous" and a password of your e-mail address. After logging in,
type "cd internet-drafts" and then
Internet-Drafts can also be obtained by e-mail.
Send a message to:
In the body type:
NOTE: The mail server at ietf.org can return the document in
MIME-encoded form by using the "mpack" utility. To use this
feature, insert the command "ENCODING mime" before the "FILE"
command. To decode the response(s), you will need "munpack" or
a MIME-compliant mail reader. Different MIME-compliant mail readers
exhibit different behavior, especially when dealing with
"multipart" MIME messages (i.e. documents which have been split
up into multiple messages), so check your local documentation on
how to manipulate these messages.
Below is the data which will enable a MIME compliant mail reader
implementation to automatically retrieve the ASCII version of the
Content-Type: Multipart/Alternative; Boundary="OtherAccess"