Draft of the new prtCriticalAlertChanges MIB object

Draft of the new prtCriticalAlertChanges MIB object

Draft of the new prtCriticalAlertChanges MIB object

JK Martin jkm at underscore.com
Fri Aug 2 18:08:00 EDT 1996


Following is a draft of the proposed new Printer MIB object describing
changes to the set of critical alerts (only) in the Alert Table, as
discussed at the recent PWG July meeting.




    prtCriticalAlertChanges OBJECT-TYPE
	SYNTAX      Counter32
	MAX-ACCESS  read-only
	MIN-ACCESS  read-only
	STATUS      current
	DESCRIPTION
	    "Counts the changes made to the Alert Table in a manner
	     similar to the prtAlertTableChanges object, but only for
	     alerts classified as being critical alerts.  This value is
	     incremented whenever a crtical alert entry is added to or
	     removed from the table, or if an existing critical alert
	     entry is changed in any way.  By monitoring this object a
	     management application should be able to quickly and
	     decisively determine when the set of critical alerts in
	     the Alert Table has changed; upon recognizing a change,
	     the application should acquire the complete Alert Table to
	     determine the precise nature of the change."
	::= { prtGeneralEntry 17 }


Note carefully that I've placed this object in the prtGeneral Group.
This was chosen to reflect similar kinds of info already existing in
the General Group, although I don't really care where it goes in the
MIB.  (Is it legal/tasteful to put this object as a peer to an "Entry"
definition within a Table?  Or as a peer to the Table? For example,
"{ prtAlertTable 3 }" or "{ prtAlert 3}" ??)


Any help on improving the DESCRIPTION clause would be appreciated!


	...jay



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