Browse Prior Art Database

Rationale for the Structure of the Model and Protocol for the Internet Printing Protocol (RFC2568)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003155D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 8 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Zilles: AUTHOR

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 IPP from a high level view, defines a roadmap for the various documents that form the suite of IPP specifications, and gives background and rationale for the IETF working group's major decisions.

This text was extracted from a ASCII Text document.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 13% of the total text.

Network Working Group S. Zilles

Request for Comments: 2568 Adobe Systems Inc.

Category: Experimental April 1999

Rationale for the Structure of the Model and Protocol

for the Internet Printing Protocol

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) [RFC2246], 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 IPP

from a high level view, defines a roadmap for the various documents

that form the suite of IPP specifications, and gives background and

rationale for the IETF working group's major decisions.

The full set of IPP documents includes:

Design Goals for an Internet Printing Protocol [RFC2567]

Rationale for the Structure and Model and Protocol for the

Internet Printing Protocol (this document)

Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Model and Semantics [RFC2566]

Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Encoding and Transport [RFC2565]

Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Implementer's Guide [ipp-iig]

Mapping between LPD and IPP Protocols [RFC2569]

The "Design Goals for an Internet Printing Protocol" document takes a

broad look at distributed printing functionality, and it enumerates

real-life scenarios that help to clarify the features that need to be

included in a printing protocol for the Internet. It identifies

requirements for three types of users: end users, operators, and

adminis...