PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Novell Channel Type Info -Reply

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Novell Channel Type Info -Reply

Re: PMP> Novell Channel Type Info -Reply

JK Martin (jkm@underscore.com)
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 11:14:13 -0400 (EDT)

Scott,

You've raised a very critical issue with respect to specifying the
underlying transport associated with the print service (aka, Channel).

It would seem pretty useless to only specify (IP) when the service
requires, say, ONC RPC, as opposed to, say, DCE RPC. This leads me
to suggest that if service requires only a simple TCP stream connection
(ala Port 9100), then we should define a "transport" called something
like "Raw" to raise the abstraction and allow RPC-like mechanisms to
share the same conceptual space as raw stream connections.

Comments on this idea are greatly appreciated.

...jay

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