PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> Error Status Reporting - Does it need to be fixed?

PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> Error Status Reporting - Does it need to be fixed?

RE: PMP> Error Status Reporting - Does it need to be fixed?

Bob Pentecost (bpenteco@boi.hp.com)
Tue, 28 Oct 1997 13:23:14 -0700

I would not say that the current error-status reporting mechanism is =
broken in the Printer MIB, but I would have to agree that it is =
deficient. We have written our management application to use the RFC1759 =
methods, but I'm sure it could be improved if the objects were improved. =

I'm not really keen to reopen the Printer MIB since we have already put =
aside some proposals in order to achieve closure. I would be satisfied =
to see the current draft be a Proposed Standard and then if work is to =
continue, let's open it up for improvements in status and error =
reporting, as well as localization and other issues. Harry's proposal is =
a good starting point but I'd need to do some checking with our =
developers to make sure everything is covered.

Bob Pentecost
HP=20

P.S. For the record, if I had known there would be Printer MIB issues on =
the agenda, I would have made the trip to Boulder.

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From: lpyoung@lexmark.com[SMTP:lpyoung@lexmark.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 25, 1997 8:41 AM
To: pmp@pwg.org
Subject: PMP> Error Status Reporting - Does it need to be fixed?

There has been some discussion that the current Error Status
Reporting mechanism in the Printer MIB is not sufficient.
There have been solutions already proposed to the problem
but I would like for this thread to discuss is the current
mechanism broken? Harry, Jay and Tom have already stated
Yes - it is broken. I would like to hear from other people
as well.
Regards,
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