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Concluded WG Network Printing Protocol (npp)

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WG Name Network Printing Protocol
Acronym npp
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-npp-01 Approved
Document dependencies
Personnel Chair Glenn Trewitt
Area Director Dave Crocker
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Final Charter for Working Group

The Network Printing Working Group has the goal of pursuing those
issues which will facilitate the use of printers in an internetworking
environment. In pursuit of this goal it is expected that we will
present one or more printing protocols for consideration for standards
status in the Internet community.

This working group has a number of specific objectives: to provide an
Internet-Draft which will describe the LPR protocol; to describe printing
specific issues on topics currently under discussion within other
working groups (e.g., Security and Dynamic Host Configuration); to
present our concerns to those working groups; and to examine printing
protocols which exist or are currently under development and assess
their applicability to Internet-wide use, suggesting changes if


Date Milestone Associated documents
Aug 1990 Discuss and review the draft Palladium RFC.
Jul 1990 Write description of the Palladium printing protocol (2.0) in RFC format.

Done milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Done Review the draft LPR specification. Discuss long-range printing issues in the Internet. Review status of Palladium print system at Project Athena.
Done Submit LPR specification for publication as an RFC.
Done Submit final LPR specification including changes suggested at the May IETF. Discuss document on mailing list.
Done Write draft LPR specification.
Done Review and approve the charter, making any changes deemed necessary. Review the problems of printing in the Internet.