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Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain: Remote Printing -- Administrative Policies (RFC1529)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002360D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 5 page(s) / 7K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Malamud: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1529: DOI

Abstract

This document defines the administrative policies for the operation of remote printer facilities within the context of the tpc.int subdomain. The document describes different approaches to resource recovery for remote printer server sites and includes discussions of issues pertaining to auditing, security, and denial of access. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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Network Working Group C. Malamud Request for Comments: 1529 Internet Multicasting Service Obsoletes: 1486 M. Rose Category: Informational Dover Beach Consulting, Inc. October 1993

Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain: Remote Printing -- Administrative Policies

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.

Introduction

This document defines the administrative policies for the operation of remote printer facilities within the context of the tpc.int subdomain. The document describes different approaches to resource recovery for remote printer server sites and includes discussions of issues pertaining to auditing, security, and denial of access.

The technical procedures for remote printing are defined in [1]. The general principles of operation for the tpc.int subdomain are defined in [2]. An overview of the remote printing facility is returned when electronic mail is sent to tpc-faq@town.hall.org.

Overview of Remote Printing in the TPC.INT Subdomain

The remote printing facility allows a user to image documents on a remote printer, defined as a G3-compatible facsimile device connected to the public telephone network. The user sends electronic mail to an address which includes the phone number associated with the target G3-compatible facsimile device. Using the Domain Name System, the Internet message-handling infrastructure routes the message to a remote printer server, which provides access to devices within a specified range of the telephone system numbering plan. The message is imaged on the target remote printer and an acknowledgement is sent back to the initiator of the message.

The remote printing facility is concerned with outreach, integrating the e-mail and G3-compatible facsimile communities into a common communications environment. By providing easy access to remote printing recipients, enterprise-wide access is enhanced, regardless of the kind of institution (e.g., commercial, educational, or government), or the size of institution (e.g., global, regional, or

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RFC 1529 Remote Printing -- Administrative Policies October 1993

local). Remote printing allows an organization to make it easier for electronic mail users to communicate with the personnel in the organization who are users of G3-compatible facsimile but not e-mail, providing a valuable bridge between the two types of technology.

Models of Operation for Remote Printing Servers

Remote printer servers in the tpc.int subdomain consume resources that are typically recovered from neither the initiator nor the recipient of the remote printing service. Owing to a lack of widespread authentication facilities in the Internet and connected message handling domains, it is not currently possible to identify the initiator with certainty. Since the request was not initiated by the recipient, it is inappropriate for a remote printer gateway to a...

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