10.5. Driverless Printing

Driverless Printing is one of the gateways to authenticated printing from devices belonging to unauthenticated anonymous users, where either native printing support is lacking or where user trust cannot be enforced. This situation is typical for a BYOD[25] context.

Mail Print and Web Print offer casual printing without a hassle, since users are familiar with either file uploading or email and no printer driver needs to be installed.

Since rendering of the document content is not handled by a know-it-all printer driver, not all document types are supported. See Appendix G, Printable File Types for a list of supported types.

Note

Mail Print uses 127.0.0.1 (localhost) as the IP address of the requesting user.



[25] Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their workplace, and use those devices to access privileged company information and applications. The term is also used to describe the same practice applied to students using personally owned devices in an educational setting.