How to identify the particular printer MODEL via SNMP? -Reply

How to identify the particular printer MODEL via SNMP? -Reply

How to identify the particular printer MODEL via SNMP? -Reply

Scott A. Isaacson Scott_Isaacson at novell.com
Wed Oct 23 12:14:17 EDT 1996


In Novell's "on the server" implementation we are not supporting
hrDeviceID.


However, in NDPS we did create a new object (attribute) that contains
the plug-and-play device ID.  This is different in syntax from the
hrDeviceID (that one is an OID, this one is a an OCTET STRING).  


This new object helps us to know what the device is for auto driver
download.  If the printer can't tell us, we have the administrator pick from
a more human easy to read set of names and then we associate the
correct p-n-p device id with that instance of the printer.  I would make a
suggestion that we add this kind of object as well.  I can look up the
specifics of the syntax, but it is some form of string with keywords like
"mfr=xxxx;mod=yyyyy;...."


Any thoughts on this idea?


Scott I.
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