I don't know who your ISP is but mine has no control over a server running
on my host. They do control the length of my IP lease. In my case the
lease lasts hours. Certainly enough time for a notification. (Not enough
time to host a business...they charge for that.)
I can have a fixed IP address and I can have multiple IP addresses if I so
desire. The use of INDP assumes programmatic interactions in near real
time. If I build an application that relies on this it may well impose
requirements on system/network configurations as well as influence the
components I buy.
I see a real need for programmatic as well as end user notification. We
should be specifying and building enabling technologies. Our role should be
enable policy not to enforce it.
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It's equally impractical in the road warrior scenario. Most ISPs won't let
you run a server unless you pay them for the privilege.
SOHO is another problem. Windows Connection Sharing and other network
address translation schemes are often used so that multiple hosts on a LAN
can all reach the Internet through a single IP address allocated by the
ISP. Of course, ISPs will be happy to sell you more addresses, for a
So, it's impractical for enterprise, SOHO, and dial-up. What does that
leave? Possibly some university networks (and Lexmark ;-) ); I can't
think of much else.
Jay Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 08/04/2000 02:53:08 PM
Please respond to email@example.com
To: Carl Kugler/Boulder/IBM@IBMUS
Subject: Re: IPP> notification methods
Ah, now you've caught my attention... ;-)
> Me and 99% of other end users in the real world. INDP over the Internet
> not impossible, just impractical.
We must assume your term "end users in the real world" refers to
enterprise environments, right?
That is, if the "real world" implies a usage scenario describing a
"Road Warrior sitting in her hotel room wanting to print a document
at a local copy shop", then in your opinion can INDP satisfy those
99% of "real world" users? Or is it equally impractical as in the
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