Mapping between LPD and IPP Protocols
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Network Working Group                                         R. Herriot
Request For Comments: 2569                             Xerox Corporation
Category: Experimental                                         N. Jacobs
                                                  Sun Microsystems, Inc.
                                                             T. Hastings
                                                       Xerox Corporation
                                                               J. Martin
                                                        Underscore, Inc.
                                                              April 1999

                 Mapping between LPD and IPP Protocols

Status of this Memo

   This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet
   community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
   Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
   Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999).  All Rights Reserved.

IESG Note

   This document defines an Experimental protocol for the Internet
   community.  The IESG expects that a revised version of this protocol
   will be published as Proposed Standard protocol.  The Proposed
   Standard, when published, is expected to change from the protocol
   defined in this memo.  In particular, it is expected that the
   standards-track version of the protocol will incorporate strong
   authentication and privacy features, and that an "ipp:" URL type will
   be defined which supports those security measures.  Other changes to
   the protocol are also possible.  Implementors are warned that future
   versions of this protocol may not interoperate with the version of
   IPP defined in this document, or if they do interoperate, that some
   protocol features may not be available.

   The IESG encourages experimentation with this protocol, especially in
   combination with Transport Layer Security (TLS) [RFC 2246], to help
   determine how TLS may effectively be used as a security layer for
   IPP.

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RFC 2569         Mapping between LPD and IPP Protocols        April 1999

Abstract

   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 gives some
   advice to implementers of gateways between IPP and LPD (Line Printer
   Daemon). This document describes the mapping between (1) the commands
   and operands of the 'Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Protocol' specified in
   RFC 1179 and (2) the operations, operation attributes and job
   template attributes of the Internet Printing Protocol/1.0 (IPP).  One
   of the purposes of this document is to compare the functionality of
   the two protocols.  Another purpose is to facilitate implementation
   of gateways between LPD and IPP.

   WARNING: RFC 1179 was not on the IETF standards track.  While RFC
   1179 was intended to record existing practice, it fell short in some
   areas.  However, this specification maps between (1) the actual
   current practice of RFC 1179 and (2) IPP.  This document does not
   attempt to map the numerous divergent extensions to the LPD protocol
   that have been made by many implementers.

   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/1.0: Model and Semantics [RFC2566]
      Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Encoding and Transport [RFC2565]
      Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Implementors Guide [ipp-iig]
      Mapping between LPD and IPP Protocols (this document)

   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/1.0. Operator and administrator requirements are
   out of scope for version 1.0.

   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 specifications, and gives background and rationale for the
   IETF working group's major decisions.

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