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An Experiment in Remote Printing (RFC1486)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002313D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 11 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Rose: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Although electronic mail is preferable as a means of third-party communication, in some cases it may be necessary to print information, in hard-copy form, at a remote location. The remote output device may consist of a standard line printer, a printer with

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Network Working Group M. Rose

Request for Comments: 1486 Dover Beach Consulting, Inc.

C. Malamud

Internet Multicasting Service

July 1993

An Experiment in Remote Printing

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

community. It does not specify an Internet standard. Discussion and

suggestions for improvement are requested. Please refer to the

current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol Standards" for the

standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .......................................... 1

1.1 The Advantage of a General-Purpose Infrastructure..... 2

2. Procedure ............................................. 2

2.1 Naming, Addressing, and Routing ...................... 3

2.2 The application/remote-printing Content-Type ......... 4

2.3 Usage Example ........................................ 5

2.4 Remote Printing without MIME ......................... 6

3. The Experiment ........................................ 7

3.1 Infrastructure ....................................... 8

3.1.1 Zones .............................................. 8

3.1.2 MX records ......................................... 8

3.2 Accounting and Privacy ............................... 9

3.3 Mailing list ......................................... 9

3.4 Prototype Implementation ............................. 10

4. Future Issues ......................................... 11

5. Security Considerations ............................... 11

6. Acknowledgements ...................................... 11

7. References ............................................ 11

8. Authors' Addresses..................................... 12

A. The image/tiff Content-Type .......................... 13

B. Uniform Addressing ................................... 13

1. Introduction

Although electronic mail is preferable as a means of third-party

communication, in some cases it may be necessary to print

information, in hard-copy form, at a remote location. The remote

output device may consist of a standard line printer, a printer with

multiple fonts and faces, a printer that can reproduce graphics, or a

facsimile device. Remote output may be accompanied by information

that identifies the intended recipient. This memo describes a

technique for "remote printing" using the Internet mail

infrastructure. In particular, this memo focuses on the case in

which remote printers are connected to the international telephone

network. Furthermore, it describes an experiment in remote printing.

1.1. The Advantage of a General-Purpose Infrastr...