PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Status of Printer MIB

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Status of Printer MIB

PMP> Status of Printer MIB

Harry Lewis (harryl@us.ibm.com)
Wed, 1 Oct 1997 11:42:33 -0400

In response to Lloyd's question,

>I want to ask the working group one more time do we really want
>to move this MIB forward to a Draft Standard.

I guess I'll be first to stick my neck out and say I lean toward remain=
ing at
Proposed in order to deliver the enhancements sooner. The only benefit =
I can
see going to Draft is if there are Printer, Printer Software and/or OS/=
NOS
vendors
who will not adopt the Printer MIB unless it is Draft. If this sentimen=
t
exists,
I hope it will be expressed in response to this topic.

Likewise, would it be more expedient for the HR MIB to embrace it's
improvements
in a similar fashion... remaining at Proposed? I would still like to se=
e the
additional hrPrinterDetectedErrorState bits align with our updated MIB!=

In general, it appears the IETF is less interested in playing a major r=
ole in
standardizing MIBs, these days. They've basically refused to consider t=
he Job
MIB
which leads me to believe they have relegated all future standard MIBs =
to
the status of Proposed or Informational.

Harry Lewis - IBM Printing Systems
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