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Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain: Remote Printing -- Administrative Policies (RFC1529)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002360D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 4 page(s) / 10K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Malamud: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document defines the administrative policies for the operation of remote printer facilities within the context of the tpc.int subdomain. The document describes different approaches to resource recovery for remote printer server sites and includes discussions of issues pertaining to auditing, security, and denial of access.

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Network Working Group C. Malamud

Request for Comments: 1529 Internet Multicasting Service

Obsoletes: 1486 M. Rose

Category: Informational Dover Beach Consulting, Inc.

October 1993

Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain:

Remote Printing -- Administrative Policies

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Introduction

This document defines the administrative policies for the operation

of remote printer facilities within the context of the tpc.int

subdomain. The document describes different approaches to resource

recovery for remote printer server sites and includes discussions of

issues pertaining to auditing, security, and denial of access.

The technical procedures for remote printing are defined in [1]. The

general principles of operation for the tpc.int subdomain are defined

in [2]. An overview of the remote printing facility is returned when

electronic mail is sent to tpc-faq@town.hall.org.

Overview of Remote Printing in the TPC.INT Subdomain

The remote printing facility allows a user to image documents on a

remote printer, defined as a G3-compatible facsimile device connected

to the public telephone network. The user sends electronic mail to

an address which includes the phone number associated with the target

G3-compatible facsimile device. Using the Domain Name System, the

Internet message-handling infrastructure routes the message to a

remote printer server, which provides access to devices within a

specified range of the telephone system numbering plan. The message

is imaged on the target remote printer and an acknowledgement is sent

back to the initiator of the message.

The remote printing facility is concerned with outreach, integrating

the e-mail and G3-compatible facsimile communities into a common

communications environment. By providing easy access to remote

printing recipients, enterprise-wide access is enhanced, regardless

of the kind of institution (e.g., commercial, educational, or

government), or the size of institution (e.g., global, regional, or

local). Remote printing allows an organization to make it easier for

electronic mail users to communicate with the personnel in the

organization who are users of G3-compatible facsimile but not e-mail,

providing a valuable bridge between the two types of technology.

Models of Operation for Remote Printing Servers

Remote printer servers in the tpc.int subdomain consume resources

that are typically recovered from neither the initiator nor the

recipient of the remote printing service. Owing to a lack of

widespread authentication facilities in the Internet and connected

message handl...