Closed Printer MIB Issues

Closed Printer MIB Issues

Closed Printer MIB Issues

Lloyd Young lpyoung at lexmark.com
Thu Sep 19 16:34:37 EDT 1996


I was trying to save a little typing but Jay will not let anything
get by him -). Therefore per Jay's request, here is a short summary of 
the closed issues.


- Evolution of the Interfaces Group
  Resolution: The next Printer MIB will reference MIB-2 not MIB-3
- Serial Number and Administratively Assigned Printer Name
  Resolution: Objects will be added as specified by Jay Martin with syntax 
    octet string with length 32. 
- Localization
  Resolution: Change the last sent of description the of 
prtGeneralCurrentLocalizaton
  to read: Note that this object does not apply to localized strings in the 
  prtConsole group or any object that does not explicitly state it is 
  localized by prtGeneralCurrentLocalization.
- Colorant Value
  Resolution: Increase prtMarkerColorant range from 127 to 255 octets.
- InputMedia Form Parts
  Resolution: Randy Turner will revise grammar.
- Manual Feed Timeout
  Resolution: (-1) means infinite switching timeout, not that manual feed is 
unsupported.
- All of the Miscellaneous Clarifications
  1. prtGeneralReset - If a device does not have NVRAM the device will, 
nonetheless 
  respond to a set with a warm reset. This response is undefined and specific 
to the device. 
  2. Media Path group - Recommendation to clarify logical media paths accepted 
with 
  editorial license applied by the editor to shorten the description. ...For 
example, 
  a device may have a single physical media path, however, when used for duplex 
printing, 
  the printer can...
  3. Cover vs Interlock - The prtCoverStatus object does not attempt to place a 
  semantic on the effect on printing of the cover or interlock status. This 
will be handled 
  by the alert table. This is just the state of the door or interlock. Maybe it 
would have been 
  better to have defined an Interlock table, prtInterlockType and a simple 
status of 
  OPEN/CLOSED. Since we can't really fix it without ripping up the MIB, will 
live with 
  what we have.  Also Door open/closed will be changed to Cover open/closed in 
the TCs.
  4. prtInputDefaultIndex range - Change to SYNTAX Integer32
  5. prtInputDefaultIndex: -1 (other) is the correct value for 
prtInputDefaultIndex 
  when there is no overriding system wide default.. 
  6. prtOutputDefaultIndex: -1 (other) is the correct value for 
prtOutputDefaultIndex 
  when there is no overriding system wide default.. 
  7. Status definitions - accepted. Note that busy pertains to the Printer or 
sub-unit.  
  Move 2.2.13.2 start down to The Host MIB provides three....).  Have to change 
definition of 
  available to not-broken.
- Alert Table
  Resolution: Add Counter 32 - R/O - to count changes made to alert table. If 
anything 
  is added, removed or otherwise changed in the alert table, the counter bumps. 
One 
  counter for critical and one for all alerts. The new object will be added to 
the 
  Alert group, making it prtAlert.2 (critical) and prtAlert.3 (all). 




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