WBMM> Setting the Schedule

WBMM> Setting the Schedule

WBMM> Setting the Schedule

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Mon May 3 18:28:21 EDT 2004


Hi Harry,
 
I agree with Bill.  An Agent on a Managed Entity must be configured to be 
managed by a particular outside the firewall Manager (Mgmt Station).
 
And, we plan to make the return of RegisterForManagement be a Schedule
(eliminating the separate GetSchedule, now only needed to complete an
embedded UpdateSchedule action in an existing Schedule).
 
The SetSchedule will probably always remain OPTIONAL and not REQUIRED.
The IEEE P2600 effort would certainly recommend this.
 
Cheers,
- Ira
 

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com 

-----Original Message-----
From: Wagner,William [mailto:WWagner at NetSilicon.com]
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 4:08 PM
To: Harry Lewis
Cc: wbmm at pwg.org
Subject: RE: WBMM> Setting the Schedule


Correct. That is the way it is described in the spec. The notion is that
only a  device  which has been configured  to be managed can be managed,
only by the Management station to which  it has been configured.
 
Bill Wagner
 
 -----Original Message-----
From: Harry Lewis [mailto:harryl at us.ibm.com]
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 3:59 PM
To: Wagner,William
Cc: wbmm at pwg.org
Subject: RE: WBMM> Setting the Schedule




I'm just thinking about the firewall. 

You are saying, somehow, the Management Station is somehow discovered and/or
administratively configured, the Agent (in the enterprise proxy... let's
say) performs a RegisterForManagement operation (which does pass the
firewall) and, if a valid response is received from the Manager, then the
Agent performs a GetSchedule operation. Right? 
---------------------------------------------- 
Harry Lewis 
Chairman - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
http://www.pwg.org
IBM Printing Systems 
http://www.ibm.com/printers
303-924-5337
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RE: WBMM> Setting the Schedule	

		




Harry, 
  
That is one mode, but I would not  say that  it is the main mode  since it
is an optional  operation. We have agreed that SOAP can use either  SMTP
or  HTTP.  The SetSchedule operation (to  my mind) make  sense primarily in
an entirely email oriented implementation.   
  
In many cases, MFPs  are not managed by the IP  group and an easy,  non-IT
dependent mode  of operation is desirable.  Having to  set up a mail account
for every printer is a bother (although this can be reduced by using a
proxy).  Using the  basic terminal web access is  generally easier and
involves  less  people in an organization. 
  
Of course, if you  want to implement an SNMP based protocol, that's fine.
But the SetSchedule  operation is optional. 
  
For either binding,  the remote management is  enabled by  the
RegisterforMnagement operation. 


Bill Wagner 
  
  
 -----Original Message-----
From: Harry Lewis [mailto:harryl at us.ibm.com]
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 1:36 P
To: wbmm at pwg.org
Subject: WBMM> Setting the Schedule


I want to reaffirm that the (main) mode we are anticipating for getting a
schedule set in a managed entity is for the Manager, using SMTP, to send a
SetSchedule operation which includes a UpdateSchedule Action in the
Schedule... whereby the Agent will perform a GetSchedule. 
---------------------------------------------- 
Harry Lewis 
Chairman - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
http://www.pwg.org
IBM Printing Systems 
http://www.ibm.com/printers
303-924-5337
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