System Administration Guide: Printing

Description of the Internet Printing Protocol

IPP is a fairly recent industry standard network printing protocol that is used for client-to-server and server-to-printer communications. This protocol provides a basic model that includes printers and jobs, standard attributes for these printers and jobs, and a set of standard operations that can be performed against these printers and jobs. Because the objects, attributes, and operations are standardized, IPP is a method for communicating between client and server systems. In the Oracle Solaris OS, server-side support for this protocol is provided by an IPP listening service. IPP client-side support in the Oracle Solaris OS is implemented through the PAPI. IPP printer support is available through the URI interface script.

For step-by-step procedures and additional background information that is in this document, see Configuring the Internet Printing Protocol and Appendix A, Using the Internet Printing Protocol.