Closing down the Printer MIB

Closing down the Printer MIB

Closing down the Printer MIB

Lloyd Young lpyoung at lexmark.com
Thu Sep 26 16:18:02 EDT 1996


Randy,
In response to your e-mail with regards to closing down the Printer
MIB, I took a look at the open issues and here are my opinions.


- Addition of new Channels Group (aka MagicCookie)
       Host Software groups feel that the simple group as proposed by
       David Kellerman would be sufficient for them.
> My opinion is that this issue should wait until November so Jay and
> Dave can join in the discussion of this issue.


> Not closed until after November meeting.


- Relabeling of Optional Groups as Conditionally Mandatory
    ** Action Item from last meeting was for each printer vendor to see
       if they did not implement an optional group in RFC 1759 but would
       have been required to implement the group if it was labeled as
       conditionally mandatory.
> This one is simple. Change optional groups to conditionally mandatory.
> I don't see that we have any choice.


> Closed after October meeting.


- Mininum access specified for R/W objects
    ** Action Item from last meeting was that Bob Setterbo will initate 
       a review of Min/Max access including a R/W object audit
> I think we will have to put a Min Access on each R/W object. I will
> bring a list of the R/W objects to the October meeting. I will glad
> send a private list to anyone who requests it. I do not want to
> send out to the entire mailing list because of it's size.


> Closed after October meeting.


- Channel Type TC
       This was closed at the San Diego meeting but Jay Martin raised
       an issue on the mailing list that he still thought the
       definition might be wrong. Bob Setterbo and Bob Pentecost from
       Adobe and HP respectively were asked to respond from their
       companies.
> My suggestion is to go with the following definitions. This appears 
> to be the best that we have unless we hear differently from Adobe
> and HP.
>        chPort9100(11),  -- Bi-directional printing protocol
>         -- utilizing TCP port 9101 for control
>         -- and TCP port 9100 for data.
>        AppSocket(12),   -- a bi-directional, LPD-like
>                         -- protocol using 9101 for 
>                         -- control and 9100 for data
>                         -- Adobe Systems, Inc.


> Closed after October meeting.


- New Interpreter - JCL
    ** Action Item from last meeting was for Tom Hastings to post his
       proposal to the pwg mailing list and to review if he could change
       the proposal from JCL to XJCL.
> Tom should be able to resolve this one quickly.


> Closed after October meeting.


- Problem of referencing hrMIB when it hasn't progressed
       Alternatives
       1. Take over the hrMIB, deprecate all but what we want.
       2. Bring needed hrMIB objects inside the printer MIB. Don't change
          objects but assign new OIDs.
       3. Define status without the hrMIB.
> This one is going to take Deidre's involvement. I see this one staying
> open for awhile.


> Open after November.


- prtAlert 1115
     Should be TonerCartridgeMissing
> This one should be minor.


> Closed after October.


In summary, I project that we will close 5 issues after the October meeting
(final closure will be done via the mailing list). We will still have
2 issues open past the November meeting. One issue may be able to be closed
quickly during November. However the second issue will drag on for a few more 
months.
Deidre and I discussed submitting the draft without the Host Resources MIB being
resolved and she thought that was OK.


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



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