Draft of the new prtAlertTableChanges MIB object

Draft of the new prtAlertTableChanges MIB object

Draft of the new prtAlertTableChanges MIB object

Gail Songer Gail.Songer at eng.efi.com
Wed Aug 7 12:36:34 EDT 1996


Angelo,


It was the intent to tell the app everything that happened in printer and let
the management app weeding out information. To us, it was better to get too
much information than not enough.  It is hard for us to predict extactly what a
given user is going to want to know about or monitor.


Given that alerts are only sent when a critical error is encountered, we deemed
this the right implementation. (Back then I had not here the "alerts are bad"
rule)


Gail




> I am concerned with Gail's response though:
>
> "Warnings/informationals include, but are not limited to, changes in paper
> level, changes in media weight, color, type and form parts for a tray(happens
> whenever a tray is removed or inserted, can't remember), tray remove/insert,
> addition/deletion of a paper tray or duplexor. Almost anything that can
happen
> goes into the alert table."
>
> Was it really intended that the alert table be flooded with
>  informational alerts which are not really critical to printer management?
>
> Thanks,
> Angelo
>



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