Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Encoding and Transport (RFC2910)
Original Publication Date: 2000-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
R. Herriot: AUTHOR [+4]
This document is one of a set of documents, which together describe all aspects of a new Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
Network Working Group R. Herriot, Editor Request for Comments: 2910 Xerox Corporation Obsoletes: 2565 S. Butler Category: Standards Track Hewlett-Packard P. Moore Peerless Systems Networking R. Turner 2wire.com J. Wenn Xerox Corporation September 2000
Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Encoding and Transport
Status of this Memo
This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.
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 defines the rules for encoding IPP operations and IPP attributes into a new Internet mime media type called "application/ipp". This document also defines the rules for transporting over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) a message body whose Content-Type is "application/ipp". This document defines a new scheme named ’ipp’ for identifying IPP printers and jobs.
Herriot, et al. Standards Track [Page 1]
RFC 2910 IPP/1.1: Encoding and Transport September 2000
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 [RFC2568] Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Model and Semantics [RFC2911] Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Encoding and Transport (this document) Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Implementer’s Guide [ipp-iig] Mapping between LPD and IPP Protocols [RFC2569]
The document, "Design Goals for an Internet Printing Protocol", 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 administrators. It calls out a subset of end user requirements that are satisfied in IPP/1.1. A few OPTIONAL operator operations have been added to IPP/1.1.
The document, "Rationale for the Structure and Model and Protocol for the Internet Printing Protocol", describes IPP from a high level view, defines a roadmap for the various documents that form the suite of IPP specification documents, and gives background and rationale for the IETF working group’s major decisions.
The document, "Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Model and Semantics", describes a simplified model with abstract objects, their attributes, and their operations that are independent of encoding and transport. It introduces a Printer and a Job object. The Job object optionally su...