PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> Clarification on HP's implementation of OCTET STRINGs

PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> Clarification on HP's implementation of OCTET STRINGs

RE: PMP> Clarification on HP's implementation of OCTET STRINGs

Bob Pentecost (bpenteco@boi.hp.com)
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 08:44:28 -0600

Jay,

I was kind of surprised when I found how this object was behaving. It =
seems that once a new value ("*anything*" as you said) is written to =
prtOutputName for any bin, then the names are no longer localized. In =
other words, if a management application is customizing the names, then =
the printer agent leaves them alone. I don't believe I would recommend =
this as the proper object behavior.

Bob

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From: JK Martin[SMTP:jkm@underscore.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 1997 12:31 PM
To: bpenteco@boi.hp.com
Cc: pmp@pwg.org
Subject: RE: PMP> Clarification on HP's implementation of OCTET STRINGs

Bob,

The prtOutputName object is defined with max access of READ/WRITE.
Since you say the HP 5Si has localized values for prtOutputName,
how do does the agent control what gets written into that object?

Does the agent simply accept *anything* it receives in a SNMP Set
request?

...jay

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>From pmp-owner@pwg.org Thu Jul 24 18:26 EDT 1997
From: Bob Pentecost <bpenteco@boi.hp.com>
To: "pmp@pwg.org" <pmp@pwg.org>
Subject: RE: PMP> Clarification on HP's implementation of OCTET STRINGs
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 16:21:38 -0600
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The HP LaserJet 5Si uses 7 bit codes for all read-only OCTET STRINGs. =
The default values for prtOutputName may be 8 bit since the default =
values are localized.

Bob

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From: lpyoung@lexmark.com[SMTP:lpyoung@lexmark.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 1997 12:03 PM
To: pmp@pwg.org
Subject: PMP> Clarification on Lexmark's implementation of OCTET =
STRINGs

I want to clarify Lexmark's implementation of the 8th bit
in the OCTET STRINGs. While it is true that our implementations
of the Printer MIB do not do anything special to make sure
the 8th bit is not set, it is appears that none of the
OCTET STRING values that are hardcoded in the printer
have the 8th bit set. Therefore as best as I can determine,
if we choose to use the 8th bit for something (such as
UTF-8 encoding), it would not break our previous Printer
MIB implementations.
Lloyd

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Lloyd Young Lexmark International, Inc.
Senior Program Manager Dept. C14L/Bldg. 035-3
Strategic Alliances 740 New Circle Road NW
internet: lpyoung@lexmark.com Lexington, KY 40550
Phone: (606) 232-5150 Fax: (606) 232-6740

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