Managed IPDS Dialog support
The Managed IPDS Dialog (MID) support enables additional sharing capabilities for specific printers. Current sharing of a print device is based on the setting of an inactivity timer. MID support overcomes these current limitations:
- Release for sharing requires physical intervention to disconnect the print device, and the PSF host must re-acquire the TCP/IP connection to process additional print requests. When the original connection is released, all downloaded resources are generally lost. Furthermore, there is a possibility that another host might acquire the TCP/IP connection and prevent the current host from processing additional print requests.
- Release of the print device is controlled by a specific time value. This causes the release of the printer even when there are no additional print requests pending.
This chapter includes the following sections: