[Cloud] Is the Template category in Resource Service for Job Templates?

[Cloud] Is the Template category in Resource Service for Job Templates?

Ira McDonald blueroofmusic at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 00:22:06 UTC 2014


My original understanding was the the Template category was specifically
for Job Template storage (i.e., unbound Job Tickets).

Pete - can you comment on this?

- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
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On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 4:51 PM, Michael Sweet <msweet at apple.com> wrote:

> Bill,
> > On Nov 19, 2014, at 4:05 PM, William A Wagner <wamwagner at comcast.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > OK. I thought I understood the Resource addition, but things are getting
> > foggy. Please correct or answer as appropriate
> >
> > 1. The Infrastructure printer (Cloud System) can provide a directory for
> the
> > Proxy to store the static resources in each registered output device
> (Local
> > Imaging System).
> > 2. The infrastructure printer provides the URI, total capacity and free
> > capacity for this storage capability on output device registration.
> > 3. The proxy can store static resources, create new ones etc in this
> > directory on behalf of the output device (local Imaging System.
> >
> > a. What is the purpose?
> >       Is it just to provide more storage for the Proxy/Local system to
> > manage resources?
> No.
> >       Is it for the Infrastructure printer (Cloud Imaging System) to have
> > access to these resources?
> Yes.
> >       Is it for other Imaging systems to have access to the resources?
> Perhaps, but the key is to be able to share/mirror the resources to the
> Infrastructure Printer, so that both the Infrastructure Printer and Clients
> have access to them.
> > b. Is this directory written to just by the proxy? If so,
> >       Why should the Infrastructure printer provide Kbytes free value?
> > Does it even know?
> The Infrastructure Printer is providing the storage, so it knows how much
> storage space is still available.
> >       Shouldn't the proxy indicate how much (if any) resource storage is
> > desired when registering the output device (local system)
> That might be a useful addition to the RegisterSystem operation
> (StaticResourceKOctetsRequested?) but probably isn't something we can add
> to IPP INFRA since we don't have a RegisterSystem equivalent.
> >       If this is just more storage, why do we restrict what category of
> > resources are stored?
> Because we don't need to upload firmware/executables from the Proxy to the
> Infrastructure Printer, and the template category is still undefined.
> > c. Is the contents of the directory used by anything other than the Proxy
> > (on behalf of the output device)? If so,
> >       Shouldn't there be an index of what is in the directory?
> For IPP INFRA, you look at the printer-icc-profiles, printer-icons, and
> printer-strings-uri attributes.  (and conceptually the WebDAV PROPFIND
> method to list the full contents of the directory...)
> >       What controls what has access to the contents and for what purpose?
> As specified in the current spec, PUT and DELETE requests need to be
> authenticated as the proxy user (same auth requirements as the Proxy
> operations). As for the contents and purpose, there is no explicit set of
> restrictions beyond the filename and storage limits.
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