Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain: General Principles and Policy (RFC1530)
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
C. Malamud: AUTHOR [+1]
This document defines the initial principles of operation for the tpc.int subdomain, a collection of service listings accessible over the Internet infrastructure through an administered namespace contained within the Domain Name System [1,2].
Network Working Group C. Malamud
Request for Comments: 1530 Internet Multicasting Service
Category: Informational M. Rose
Dover Beach Consulting, Inc.
Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain:
General Principles and Policy
Status of this Memo
This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does
not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is
This document defines the initial principles of operation for the
tpc.int subdomain, a collection of service listings accessible over
the Internet infrastructure through an administered namespace
contained within the Domain Name System [1,2].
This document is informational and applies only to those Internet
sites that choose to register themselves within the tpc.int
subdomain. The tpc.int subdomain is organized as a cooperative of
the sites that provide access within the context of the subdomain.
Policy for the subdomain is set by a board responsible to the
The primary purpose of the tpc.int subdomain is to provide
transparent mapping between general-purpose computers on the Internet
and special-purpose devices directly connected to the telephone
network. Initially, a remote printing service is defined [3,4] which
ties together G3-compatible facsimile devices on the telephone
network with users of electronic mail in the Internet and associated
message-handling domains connected to the Internet by application-
It should be noted that remote printer gateways have long been
technically feasible and have become an integral part of many
individual networks. The tpc.int subdomain integrates individual
sites into a common namespace, transforming remote printing from a
single-site, value-added service into an integral transparent service
in the global Internet.
Overview of Services in the TPC.INT Subdomain
The tpc.int subdomain is organized as a cooperative, an association
organized for the purpose, without gain to itself, of rendering
service as defined in this document and as further defined by the
membership of the cooperative. Members of the tpc.int subdomain
cooperative are defined as those Internet sites who provide access to
services as defined in this document and as periodically amended by
the membership as represented by the Board of Arbitration and
Conciliation for the tpc...