WIMS> RE: Counter MIB questions

WIMS> RE: Counter MIB questions

WIMS> RE: Counter MIB questions

Stuart Rowley Stuart.Rowley at ktd-kyocera.com
Wed Jul 5 21:06:56 EDT 2006

Hi Ira,


Thanks for the quick reply. 


The description for icMediaUsedMediaSizeName says:


"The media size self-describing name for this specific media,

for use with remote network management scripts and GUIs,

specified as a Unicode string encoded in UTF-8 (RFC 3629)

in the language specified in 'icGeneralNaturalLanguage'.


...so would this ASCII keyword be localized...?






From: McDonald, Ira [mailto:imcdonald at sharplabs.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 12:47 PM
To: Stuart Rowley; McDonald, Ira
Cc: 'wims at pwg.org'
Subject: RE: Counter MIB questions


Hi Stuart,


I copied the WIMS list, so others could see my remarks and chime in.


The significance of icMediaUsedMediaSizeName being DisplayString is

that it MUST be strict ASCII (it's a _keyword_ that follows the format

PWG 5101.1, not a free form name - even a custom size name has a

format and MUST be strict ASCII).


icMediaUsedMediaInfo is a description that makes '...SizeName' unique

instances of different (but same size) media.  Because the IETF leaned

on us hard to make all future MIB descriptive strings be

it's of type SnmpAdminString (UTF-8) and localized.


Now - nothing prevents you from making the "localized" media info in

Kyocera products be of the form:


  media-info = english-media-identifier ":" localized-description


So that your accounting applications use the invariant identifier and

save the localized-description (if at all) in a separate database field

that's informational.


Or you could cheat (I don't recommend this) and leave the value of

icGeneralNaturalLanguage empty and just support all descriptive

fields in US-English only (the default) - I _really_ don't recommend

this approach, because it's not very customer-friendly.


Hope this helps,

- 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: Stuart Rowley [mailto:Stuart.Rowley at ktd-kyocera.com]
	Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 1:47 PM
	To: McDonald, Ira
	Subject: Counters MIB questions

	Hi Ira,


	I hope you had an enjoyable 4th of July weekend. 


	I have a couple questions about the Counters spec and MIB
regarding media used.


	There are 3 objects used to describe the media size and type.

	icMediaUsedMediaSizeName DisplayString,

	icMediaUsedMediaInfo SnmpAdminString,

	icMediaUsedMediaName SnmpAdminString


	What is the significance of icMediaUsedMediaSizeName using
DisplayString and the others using SnmpAdminString?


	In the MIB it lists all three as being localized, but it seems
only icMediaUsedMediaName should be localized. I need
icMediaUsedMediaSizeName and icMediaUsedMediaInfo to be used by our
accounting apps to identify the size and type for billing purposes. This
would be hard to achieve using localized strings. Our apps would need to
read standardized names from these two objects. Am I missing something?






	Stuart Rowley

	Network Product Mgr.

	Kyocera Technology Development

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