[WIMS] Power MIB virtual interop approach

[WIMS] Power MIB virtual interop approach

[WIMS] Power MIB virtual interop approach

Ira McDonald blueroofmusic at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 17:56:12 UTC 2011


Mike Sweet has offered to be the editor of a confidential virtual
interoperability event
on the PWG Power MIB.

I suggest the following approach:

(1) At their own facilities, on the printers or test beds of their choice,
should capture SNMP MIB walks to plaintext, CSV, or PDF (preferably without
and footers, for ease of review) of their *public* MIBs, including the
following MIBs:

- IETF MIB-II (RFC 1213)
- IETF Host Resources MIB v2 (RFC 2790)
- IETF Printer MIB v2 (RFC 3805)
- PWG Power MIB (PWG 5106.5)

(2) MIB walks should include the following fields for each object:

- object name or OID (compiled object name is convenient for human
browsing, but not necessary)
- object instance - scalars are always '.0' - all Power MIB columnar
objects are simple integers
- object datatype - base or textual convention
- object value - integer, string (w/ hex?)

(3) MIB walks should NOT include *private* MIBs (to avoid confidential

Interop editor will review MIB walks and produce a table of object groups
and individual objects, showing coverage, implementation issues, etc. in
a summary report for the April or June F2F (according to the timing of the

- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
Secretary - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
Co-Chair - TCG Trusted Mobility Solutions WG
Chair - TCG Embedded Systems Hardcopy SG
IETF Designated Expert - IPP & Printer MIB
Blue Roof Music/High North Inc
mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com
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