PMP Mail Archive: PMP> chNetwarePServer channel type problem?

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> chNetwarePServer channel type problem?

PMP> chNetwarePServer channel type problem?

Bob Pentecost (bpenteco@boi.hp.com)
Fri, 21 Mar 1997 09:13:38 -0700

I'm sending this to the general PWG PMP list to make everyone aware of this
problem and it's going to Bob Setterbo and Scott Isaacson to get some
Novell help to answer the questions (I don't remember which of you was
involved when this was added to the Printer MIB).

PrtChannelTypeTC ::= TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"This enumeration indicates the type of channel that is
receiving jobs.

This is a type 2 enum."
SYNTAX INTEGER {
<bunch of values deleted>
chNetwarePServer(10), -- Novell, Inc.
-- prtChannelInformation keywords:
-- Server Name
-- Keyword: "Server"
-- Syntax: Name
-- Status: Mandatory
-- Multiplicity Single
-- Description: The name of the server on which
-- the queue resides.
--
-- Queue
--
-- Name: "Queue"
-- Syntax: Name
-- Status: Mandatory
-- Multiplicity Single
-- Description: The name of the queue on the
-- server
--
-- NDS Tree
--
-- Keyword: "NDSTree"
-- Syntax: Name
-- Status: Mandatory
-- Multiplicity Multiple
-- Description: The NDS Tree SAP name
--
-- NDS Queue
--
-- Keyword: "NDSQueue"
-- Syntax: Name
-- Status: Mandatory
-- Multiplicity Single
-- Description: The name of the queue object in
-- the associated NDS Tree
-- There must be exactly one Server and one Queue
-- entry or exactly one NDSTree and one NDSQueue
-- Entry.
<bunch of values deleted>

The description says "There must be exactly one Server and one Queue entry
or exactly one NDSTree and one NDSQueue Entry." However, the HP JetDirect
card for our printers can serve up to 16 server/queue pairs over one
channel, so we need to allow multiple entries. Also, we can support NDS and
the other type in various combinations.

The questions are:

1) Why is there a limit of one or the other? I think multiple and mixed
Server/Queue and NDSTree/NDSQueue pairings should be allowed.

2) Why does NDSTree specify "Multiplicity Multiple" but the rest of the
keywords are "Multiplicity Single"?

Unless I'm missing something, I suggest the last sentence for
chNetwarePServer(10) be changed to: "Keyword entries must be paired (Server
followed by Queue or NDSTree followed by NDSQueue) and may be repeated."