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Subject: Re: PMP> Top 25 minus 4 conditions/alerts proposal
Author: JK Martin <email@example.com> at Internet
Date: 5/1/97 10:08 PM
Here's a proposal to fix that problem that results in the reversal
of consensus reached in the last telecon:
If the printer automatically goes offline when one of
the 16 defined top conditions is encountered, then the
hrPrinterDetectedErrorState variable is set to "offline".
In this case, no "offline" alert should be added to the
When a condition occurs that causes the printer to automatically
go offline, a critical alert is added to the Alert Table, and
the alert code reflects the specific nature of the condition.
The only time an "offline" alert is added to the Alert Table
is when the printer is directed to go offline by management
control, either remotely or locally, from the front panel.
Again, a fundamental assumption here is that the definition of "offline"
implies the printer has ceased its normal operations, which by definition,
is a "critical" problem. (Note that some implementations use "offline"
to denote they are not currently accepting print requests, but printing
could be in progress with no problems present.)