Thu, 16 May 1991 14:45:58 EDT

 


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RFC 1179 describes the lpd/lpr protocol. To revrieve a copy, send mail to service@nic.ddn.mil with subject rfc 1179 Regards, Bill Newkirk



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RFC 1179 describes the lpd/lpr protocol. To revrieve a copy, send mail to service@nic.ddn.mil with subject rfc 1179 Regards, Bill Newkirk



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RFC 1179 DOES NOT describe the LPR/LPD protocol!!! It describes portions of it, adds some enhancements, and adds some restrictions that do not exist in the BSD derived implementations. It also unfortunately is not a complete protocol specification, but rather documents certain parts of the protocol (and not always accurately). The net result is that if you were to take RFC 1179 and try to implement code against it, you would almost certainly end up with something that will not interoperate with ANY existing implementation. The IETF Network Printing working group (of which I'm a member), is aware of this (in fact, at the last IETF meeting, we spent quite a bit of time on this), and we plan to try to create a better RFC that is a real protocol description. Bruce



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RFC 1179 DOES NOT describe the LPR/LPD protocol!!! It describes portions of it, adds some enhancements, and adds some restrictions that do not exist in the BSD derived implementations. It also unfortunately is not a complete protocol specification, but rather documents certain parts of the protocol (and not always accurately). The net result is that if you were to take RFC 1179 and try to implement code against it, you would almost certainly end up with something that will not interoperate with ANY existing implementation. The IETF Network Printing working group (of which I'm a member), is aware of this (in fact, at the last IETF meeting, we spent quite a bit of time on this), and we plan to try to create a better RFC that is a real protocol description. Bruce


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