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Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Model and Semantics (RFC2566)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003153D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. deBry: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document is one of a set of documents, which together describe all aspects of a new Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). IPP is an application level protocol that can be used for distributed printing using Internet tools and technologies. This document describes a simplified model consisting of abstract objects, their attributes, and their operations that is independent of encoding and transport. The model consists of a Printer and a Job object. A Job optionally supports multiple documents. IPP 1.0 semantics allow end-users and operators to query printer capabilities, submit print jobs, inquire about the status of print jobs and printers, and cancel print jobs. This document also addresses security, internationalization, and directory issues.

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Network Working Group R. deBry

Request for Comments: 2566 Utah Valley State College

Category: Experimental T. Hastings

Xerox Corporation

R. Herriot

Xerox Corporation

S. Isaacson

Novell, Inc.

P. Powell

Astart Technologies

April 1999

Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Model and Semantics

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

IESG Note

This document defines an Experimental protocol for the Internet

community. The IESG expects that a revised version of this protocol

will be published as Proposed Standard protocol. The Proposed

Standard, when published, is expected to change from the protocol

defined in this memo. In particular, it is expected that the

standards-track version of the protocol will incorporate strong

authentication and privacy features, and that an "ipp:" URL type will

be defined which supports those security measures. Other changes to

the protocol are also possible. Implementors are warned that future

versions of this protocol may not interoperate with the version of

IPP defined in this document, or if they do interoperate, that some

protocol features may not be available.

The IESG encourages experimentation with this protocol, especially in

combination with Transport Layer Security (TLS) [RFC 2246], to help

determine how TLS may effectively be used as a security layer for

IPP.

Abstract

This document is one of a set of documents, which together describe

all aspects of a new Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). IPP is an

application level protocol that can be used for distributed printing

using Internet tools and technologies. This document describes a

simplified model consisting of abstract objects, their attributes,

and their operations that is independent of encoding and transport.

The model consists of a Printer and a Job object. A Job optionally

supports multiple documents. IPP 1.0 semantics allow end-users and

operators to query printer capabilities, submit print jobs, inquire

about the status of print jobs and printers, and cancel print jobs.

This document also addresses security, internationalization, and

directory issues.

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