WIMS> Concall- 14 July 11AM NOTE PHONE CHANGE!

WIMS> Concall- 14 July 11AM NOTE PHONE CHANGE!

WIMS> Concall- 14 July 11AM NOTE PHONE CHANGE!

William A Wagner wamwagner at comcast.net
Thu Jul 10 16:11:10 EDT 2008


The next WIMS/CIM concall is at 11 AM EDT Monday, 14 July.
The dial-in information is: 
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada):  1-866-469-3239        
Call-in toll number (US/Canada):  1-650-429-3300   
Call-in toll number (US/Canada):  1-408-856-9570 
Attendee access code:   21967831  

Don't worry about attendee ID code.

The agenda is much like last weeks. But Item 4 should be considered in the
light of the information from Nancy and Rick that boils down to that fact
that a CIM provider deriving its device information by SNMP access to the
printer, even when used in conjunction with existing Windows facilities,
will NOT:
	A. allow printers to be managed along with other network devices by
some extant general Web Services management capability
	B. Provide anything but a low-level command line user management
application, roughly equivalent to a simple SNMP browser.

We need to come up with some conceptual diagrams:

             SNMP                         CIM             WS-MAN (?)
  Printer <-------->CIM provider proxy <--------->COMOM<------------> WIN-RM
higher level management application)

Proposed Agenda:
1. Review of 7 July minutes:
ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/wims/minutes/cim-wims_080707.pdf and

2. Counter MIB CIM conversions. Ira posed several questions for which no
answers are listed
    a. Mapping String length
    b. Config Change Element
    c. Timestamp

3. Update on Dell Prototyping Activity

4. MIB-CIM Provider Effort
   a. Ideas on development sponsor...Company that would benefit sufficiently
to sponsor development 
   b. Member Companies willing to contribute funds, manpower for Open
Printing effort
   c. What do we really want as a result of development?
        1. second implementation of Printer Schema to get out of
experimental status (Yes)
        2. Freely available, product level release of Provider application
             a. Who  provides executables for which OS?
             b. Who makes availability known, distributes
             c. Who maintains software, does customer service
        3. Open source code to be used by Imaging Equipment manufacturers of
others to produce (proprietary) applications?
5. Next steps.
Thanks. Hope you can join the call.
Bill Wagner

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