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Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain: Remote Printing -- Technical Procedures (RFC1528)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002359D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 12 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Malamud: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1528: DOI

Abstract

This memo describes a technique for "remote printing" using the Internet mail infrastructure. In particular, this memo focuses on the case in which remote printers are connected to the international telephone network. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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Network Working Group C. Malamud Request for Comments: 1528 Internet Multicasting Service Obsoletes: 1486 M. Rose Category: Experimental Dover Beach Consulting, Inc. October 1993

Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain: Remote Printing -- Technical Procedures

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet Official Protocol Standards" for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .......................................... 2 2. Naming, Addressing, and Routing ....................... 2 2.1 Addressing ........................................... 2 2.2 Routing .............................................. 3 3. Procedure ............................................. 3 3.1 Content-Types ........................................ 4 3.2 Generating a Cover-Sheet ............................. 4 3.3 Return Receipt ....................................... 6 4. Usage Examples ........................................ 6 4.1 Explicit Cover Sheet ................................. 6 4.2 Implicit Cover Sheet ................................. 7 4.3 Minimal, Text-only ................................... 7 5. Prototype Implementation .............................. 7 6. Future Issues ......................................... 9 7. Security Considerations ............................... 9 8. Acknowledgements ...................................... 9 9. References ............................................ 9 10. Authors’ Addresses .................................. 10 A. The application/remote-printing Content-Type ......... 11 B. The image/tiff Content-Type .......................... 12

1. Introduction

Although electronic mail is preferable as a means of third-party communication, in some cases it may be necessary to print information, in hard-copy form, at a remote location. The remote output device may consist of a standard line printer, a printer with

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RFC 1528 Remote Printing -- Technical Procedures October 1993

multiple fonts and faces, a printer that can reproduce graphics, or a facsimile device. Remote output may be accompanied by information that identifies the intended recipient. This memo describes a technique for "remote printing" using the Internet mail infrastructure. In particular, this memo focuses on the case in which remote printers are connected to the international telephone network.

2. Naming, Addressing, and Routing

A printer is identified by a telephone number which corresponds to a G3-facsimile device connected to the international telephone network, e.g.,

+1 415 968 2510

where "+1" indicates the IDDD country code, and the remaining string is a telephone number within that country.

2.1 Addressing

This number is used to construct the add...

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