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Denying a Distribution From Being Printed On a Shared Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099824D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) mail distributions whereby an originator can convey a classification for a distribution which signifies that the distribution should not be printed on a shared printer. A shared printer can be considered a printer which is not exclusively used by the intended recipient of the distribution. No mechanism currently exists in DIA whereby an originator of a distribution can specify a classification which represents that distribution is not be printed on a shared printer. The ATTRIBUTE-LIST operand of the REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command of DIA mail services contains a self-defining field, Mail-Classification field, which identifies particular delivery classifications for a distribution.

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Denying a Distribution From Being Printed On a Shared Printer

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) mail distributions whereby an
originator can convey a classification for a distribution which
signifies that the distribution should not be printed on a shared
printer. A shared printer can be considered a printer which is not
exclusively used by the intended recipient of the distribution.  No
mechanism currently exists in DIA whereby an originator of a
distribution can specify a classification which represents that
distribution is not be printed on a shared printer.  The
ATTRIBUTE-LIST operand of the REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command of DIA
mail services contains a self-defining field, Mail-Classification
field, which identifies particular delivery classifications for a
distribution. By providing a value within this field which represents
that the distribution is not to be printed on a shared printer, an
enterprise can constrain the distribution from being printed on such
a printer.

      This mechanism  permits an enterprise to convey to a recipient
information regarding the "printability" of a distribution and to
implement security procedures for particular distributions.