Resend: Re: PWG> ISSUE: Add hrDeviceIndex as a varBind to the Printer MIB? (fwd)

Resend: Re: PWG> ISSUE: Add hrDeviceIndex as a varBind to the Printer MIB? (fwd)

Resend: Re: PWG> ISSUE: Add hrDeviceIndex as a varBind to the Printer MIB? (fwd)

Steve Waldbusser stevew at INS.COM
Mon Dec 2 15:00:32 EST 1996


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Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 10:12:26 -0800 (PST)
From: Steve Waldbusser <stevew at ins.com>
To: Tom Hastings <hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com>
Cc: pwg at pwg.org, Joe_Filion at mc.xerox.com
Subject: Re: PWG> ISSUE: Add hrDeviceIndex as a varBind to the Printer MIB?




On Mon, 2 Dec 1996, Tom Hastings wrote:


> >From the minutes of the New Orleans meeting:
> 
>   The issue was raised (again) regarding the fact that Printer MIB traps do
>   not include the hrDeviceIndex.  Without the hrDeviceIndex in the trap,
>   there is no way to discriminate among multiple printers managed by a
>   single SNMP agent.  We may need to add another varBind object for
>   hrDeviceIndex.
> 
>     ISSUE:  Who will submit the draft text for this new (and critical)
>             varbind object?  (This was not discussed during the meeting??)
> 
> 
> I had the action item to try to explain how an NMS could determine which
> device caused a trap from the trap information without having to poll all
> devices supported on the host that trapped.  While the trap OID itself
> (printerV2Alert) does not include the hrDeviceIndex, each of the varBinds do.  
> So each of the varBinds: prtAlertIndex, prtAlertSeverityLevel,
> prtAlertGroup, prtAlertGroupIndex, prtAlertLocation, and prtAlertCode shall
> contain the
> hrDeviceIndex in them.  So an NMS receiving the trap need only remove
> the last arc from the OID for one of them, say the prtAlertIndex, to get 
> the next to last OID arc which contains the value for hrDeviceIndex
> that corresponds to the device that generated the trap.
> 
> Do others agree?


Yes, this is how we designed it in the original RFC.




Steve



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