I wanted to let everyone know that the initial step has been taken to get
re-certified by the IETF. So far I have not heard anything back from
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From: Lloyd Young
Date: 08/13/96 05:54:52 PM
Subject: Printer MIB Working Group
I know you have previously worked with Binnur Al-Kazily with regards to
the Printer MIB Working Group. Binnur is returning to college therefore
I have assumed the leadership of this group.
As you are aware, Printer MIB Working Group has delivered the RFC 1759 in
March 1995 as a proposed standard. Since then various printer and
software vendors have implemented RFC 1759 and shipped it with their
products. The following is a list of some of the printer vendors:
* HP LaserJet 5Si & 5M from Hewlett-Packard Company
* Optra series from Lexmark
* Xprint 4920 from Xerox
* Network Printer 17 from IBM
* FS-3600+ from Kyocera
* Phaser 550 from Tektronix
In addition to these Printer MIB implementations:
* Genoa and InterWorking Labs have shipped Printer MIB Test Suites;
* Novell will be shipping Printer MIB implementation in their NDPS
(NetWare Distributed Print Services) solution in '97;
* Underscore has been working on event notification environment using the
So as you can see, we have both firmware and software implementations of
Printer MIB WG has been discussing the results of these implementation
experiences offline and have been working on updating the Printer MIB
document. We would like to submit the revised Printer MIB document to
IETF in the 4th quarter '96 time frame. We trust that the end result
of this work will move the RFC 1759 through the IETF standards process
and make it a draft standard.
In order to complete the work, we would like to get re-chartered by IETF.
If you can provide some input on the process that is involved and the
average time it takes, that would be great. The mailing list for Printer
MIB WG is: pwg at pwg.org.
Binnur also informed me that you might have an example implementation
report that you could send to me. Any help would be much appreciated.
If you would prefer we can discuss this over the phone. My phone number
is at the end of the e-mail.
Lloyd Young Phone: (606) 232-5150
Lexmark International Inc. Fax: (606) 232-6740
740 New Circle Road NW internet: lpyoung at lexmark.com
Lexington, KY 40511