>You are assuming that there is only ONE management application using
>the Printer MIB! What if there are several, one writing values, and
>the others reading values. (I don't want to even think about more than
>one writing values). Wouldn't it help if the management app that is
>writing values was doing so in the localization specified in the MIB?
You can imagine someone running Win95 in French managing a printer in Tibet
with strings set by a console in Germany but you don't want to think about
more than one manager writing values? I sympathize, Tom, but I find this
illustrative of the trouble I'm having relating to all the char set traffic
which suggests the Printer MIB is broken. If I read French and not German...
does it really help me to get the string back in the "correct" language?
Yes - I'm making a simplifying assumption that localization is either
(naturally) common across the management domain *OR* that wide area
management policies ENFORCE a specific local. I am not necessarily
assuming that there is only one management application.
As you point out... we're all carrying additional, perhaps far more
devastating, assumptions about who's setting what .