> > Printer discovery may be coupled with programmatic use of the
> > Interpreter table to facilitate selection of the correct driver
> in a printing system.
> I understand clearly how it could be used, what I'm asking is whether
> it *is* used. Isn't it a misuse of SNMP to use it for discovery. Are
> there systems that actually use the Printer MIB, rather than some kind
> of directory service, for device discovery?
I think you may have misunderstood what Harry meant by "Printer discovery".
In this context, "discovery" implies finding out what the specifically
targeted device is capable of supporting, rather than which devices are
available on the network, etc.