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Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain: General Principles and Policy (RFC1530)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002361D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 9 page(s) / 14K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Malamud: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document defines the initial principles of operation for the tpc.int subdomain, a collection of service listings accessible over the Internet infrastructure through an administered namespace contained within the Domain Name System [1,2].

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Network Working Group C. Malamud

Request for Comments: 1530 Internet Multicasting Service

Category: Informational M. Rose

Dover Beach Consulting, Inc.

October 1993

Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain:

General Principles and Policy

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.

Abstract

This document defines the initial principles of operation for the

tpc.int subdomain, a collection of service listings accessible over

the Internet infrastructure through an administered namespace

contained within the Domain Name System [1,2].

This document is informational and applies only to those Internet

sites that choose to register themselves within the tpc.int

subdomain. The tpc.int subdomain is organized as a cooperative of

the sites that provide access within the context of the subdomain.

Policy for the subdomain is set by a board responsible to the

cooperative.

The primary purpose of the tpc.int subdomain is to provide

transparent mapping between general-purpose computers on the Internet

and special-purpose devices directly connected to the telephone

network. Initially, a remote printing service is defined [3,4] which

ties together G3-compatible facsimile devices on the telephone

network with users of electronic mail in the Internet and associated

message-handling domains connected to the Internet by application-

layer gateways.

It should be noted that remote printer gateways have long been

technically feasible and have become an integral part of many

individual networks. The tpc.int subdomain integrates individual

sites into a common namespace, transforming remote printing from a

single-site, value-added service into an integral transparent service

in the global Internet.

Overview of Services in the TPC.INT Subdomain

The tpc.int subdomain is organized as a cooperative, an association

organized for the purpose, without gain to itself, of rendering

service as defined in this document and as further defined by the

membership of the cooperative. Members of the tpc.int subdomain

cooperative are defined as those Internet sites who provide access to

services as defined in this document and as periodically amended by

the membership as represented by the Board of Arbitration and

Conciliation for the tpc...