Draft of the new prtGeneralPrinterName MIB object

Draft of the new prtGeneralPrinterName MIB object

Draft of the new prtGeneralPrinterName MIB object

Bob Pentecost bpenteco at boi.hp.com
Fri Aug 2 15:41:42 EDT 1996


Jay,


The description says:
             The value
             of this object can be any arbitrary string as long as it
             is unique among all other instances within the Host Resources
             MIB device table.


Is it required to be unique or is it highly recommended? (I realize that it 
doesn't make sense to have the same name for all the printers, but should 
the printer be expected to reject a value?)

Bob Pentecost
HP




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From:  JK Martin[SMTP:jkm at underscore.com]
Sent:  Thursday, August 01, 1996 4:41 PM
To:  pwg at pwg.org
Cc:  jkm at underscore.com
Subject:  Draft of the new prtGeneralPrinterName MIB object


Following is a draft of the proposed new Printer MIB object describing
the "administrative name" of the printer, as discussed at the recent
PWG July meeting.




    prtGeneralPrinterName OBJECT-TYPE
	SYNTAX     OCTET STRING (SIZE(0..63))
	MAX-ACCESS  read-write
	MIN-ACCESS  read-only
	STATUS      current
	DESCRIPTION
	    "The administrative name of the printer.  This name is
             primarily used to distinguish between multiple printers
             listed in the Host Resources MIB device table.  The value
             of this object can be any arbitrary string as long as it
             is unique among all other instances within the Host Resources
             MIB device table.  Examples of this name might be `ps1',
             `Marketing Printer #1', `XYZ456-2' or any name an 
administrator
             would use to refer to the printer within a given environment."
	::= { prtGeneralEntry 14 }




Any help on improving the DESCRIPTION clause would be appreciated!


I am suggesting a max length of 63 bytes, but have no problem with a
different value as long as it's not TOO small; I think this value
should be allowed to be at least 31 bytes.


	...jay



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