WBMM> Printer MIB

WBMM> Printer MIB

WBMM> Printer MIB

Harry Lewis harryl at us.ibm.com
Tue Oct 28 16:56:43 EST 2003

Ira, a few comments that I've been wanting to surface regarding the SNMP 
printer MIB mapping. 

You probably realize, I haven't been as large a proponent of preserving 
consistency for the sake of large enterprise apps as you have... but I've 
welcomed the mechanical mapping because

1. You were willing to do it
2. We need a mapping of the Printer MIB to XML to at least serve as basis 
for our semantic modeling
3. It is possible that the resulting 1-to-1 mapping will be ideal for WBMM 
(but I have my doubts)

An example of an area where I'm not sure the straightforward mapping will 
serve well is in the Marker/MarkerSupplies/Colorant tables. 

An important goal of WBMM will be accurate mark counts on a per color 
basis. I believe this is achievable with the printer MIB but at the 
expense of several layers of indexing. I would hope we can represent this 
in a cleaner fashion in WBMM. 

Ultimately, I believe an extension to the PWG semantic model for device 
management with clean mapping to SNMP Printer MIB, DMTF CIM Printer, NPAP 
etc. is the ultimate goal. 

Harry Lewis 
Chairman - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
IBM Printing Systems 
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