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NetworkWorld: Printing to get 'Net facelift

Jul 11, 2000, 15:44 (0 Talkback[s])
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"After more than a year of delays, the Internet engineering community has given the green light to an emerging technology that simplifies local network printing and enables remote printing over the 'Net."

"The Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) replaces proprietary printing services with a single method for sending print jobs from a computer to any authorized printer connected to an IP network. Under development since 1996, IPP has the support of more than 25 companies, including Microsoft, Novell, IBM, Xerox, Lexmark and Hewlett-Packard."

"Standardization of IPP was slowed by clashes between the vendor-led IPP working group and the leadership of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which questioned the protocol's design, scalability and security. The logjam ended in late June when the IETF leadership voted to make two key IPP-related documents proposed standards."

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