Using the IPP Gateway with InfoPrint Manager for AIX

InfoPrint Manager for AIX now includes an Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) gateway. The IPP gateway lets users anywhere in the network who have IPP client software installed to submit print jobs through InfoPrint Manager, even to printers that are not IPP-enabled. Users must follow the instructions provided with the IPP client to add a printer to their desktops. Use the startippgw utility or SMIT (InfoPrint Printing Systems → InfoPrint Utilities → IPP Gateway Daemon) to enable the IPP gateway.

  • For information about the startippgw, stopippgw, and lsippgw daemon utilities available to use with the IPP Gateway on AIX, see the RICOH InfoPrint Manager: Reference.
  • The Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) is an application protocol that uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to allow you to print your documents to any IPP-enabled printer whose web address (or Uniform Resource Identifier-URI) you know. You can use IPP to send print data over both LANs and the Internet, so users who are directly connected to your LAN, as well as those who work remotely, have access to the same printers.

An Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) gateway printer is a printer that you create on a client workstation using IPP client software. Users submit print jobs to that printer, and they are sent to InfoPrint Manager through the InfoPrint IPP gateway. The IPP gateway can then send the job on to any InfoPrint printer, even those that are not IPP-enabled.