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IPP is a 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 Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) interface script.