The proper value for hrDeviceIndex for a printer?

The proper value for hrDeviceIndex for a printer?

The proper value for hrDeviceIndex for a printer?

Steve Waldbusser stevew at INS.COM
Fri Aug 30 21:42:25 EDT 1996


Hi Jay,


You are right, the value should be 1.3.6.1.2.1.25.3.1.5.


The other value (1.3.6.1.2.1.25.3.2.1.2.1) is actually the OID for the 
hrDeviceType instance itself - ie they are setting the value of the 
object equal to the object's OID name.




Steve


On Fri, 30 Aug 1996, JK Martin wrote:


> Hi Steve,
> 
> I'm having a bit of trouble developing the algorithm to resolve
> the first printer registered in a HR MIB device table, and I
> was hoping you could help me out.
> 
> My understanding of hrDeviceType is that it should contain an OID
> describing the type of device, and that for a printer, this value
> should be:  1.3.6.1.2.1.25.3.1.5
> 
> Is this correct?
> 
> My recent testing indicates that at least two printer vendors are
> setting the OID value as:  1.3.6.1.2.1.25.3.2.1.2.1
> 
> Since both vendors report the same value, I'm thinking that perhaps
> I am misunderstanding the situation.
> 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> 
> 	...jay
> 
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