PMP Mail Archive: Re: Re[2]: PMP> How to Resolve the Traps Compatibility Issue

PMP Mail Archive: Re: Re[2]: PMP> How to Resolve the Traps Compatibility Issue

Re: Re[2]: PMP> How to Resolve the Traps Compatibility Issue

JK Martin (jkm@underscore.com)
Thu, 1 May 1997 12:27:15 -0400 (EDT)

Harry,

Thanks for taking the lead in this ongoing mess.

> 1. Vendor (genericized or not - PWG's choice)

For those not at the interop test, by "genericized" you mean "anonymous".

> 2. How to set the trap host (I think this should be documented somewhere
> central to PWG to help make traps useful)

Yes, this would really be helpful...but isn't such trap recipient
address configuration purely implementation-dependent? It would be
great if all participating printer vendors published (as part of the
results) the steps needed to set such trap recipient addresses.

> 3. v2 or v2 traps implemented

We'll assume you mean that each vendor should state whether they
implement SNMP V1 traps versus SNMP V2 traps (or both).

> 4. What is actually sent in the trap PDU including
>
> o Enterprise - which OID is sent
> o agent-addr - test IP only
> o generic-trap - testing RFC1759 traps only so verify this = 6
> o specific-trap - value sent
> o time-stamp - verify TimeTicks are included
> o variable-bindings - are they included, what is the format sent.

Excellent!

> 5. Verify at least one operation that results in the printer stopping and
> see that it traps.

It would probably be in our best (statistical) interests that all vendors
invoke the exact same condition. That way we can truly compare results
in an apples-n-apples fashion.

> 6. Report what happens on the trailing edge of that event

Sorry, can you explain just a bit more here?

> 7. Verify cover open trap.
>
> 8. Report what happens when cover is closed.

Is this different in some way than your #5 step above?

And you're right, we have precious little time to pull off this ad hoc
interop test, so let's hear from all participants as quickly as possible.

...jay