PMP Mail Archive: Re[2]: PMP> Printer MIB Working Group mtg. in Boulder

PMP Mail Archive: Re[2]: PMP> Printer MIB Working Group mtg. in Boulder

Re[2]: PMP> Printer MIB Working Group mtg. in Boulder

Harry Lewis (harryl@us.ibm.com)
Tue, 28 Oct 1997 15:35:47 -0500

Bill, thanks for describing your position... (small exceprt included)

>In short,
>
> 1. put all the real fixes in Printer MIB II, due out some time in t=
he
> future
>
> 2. provide help, clarifications, and perhaps minor improvements,=
but
> do not really mess with RFC1759. Maybe take it to draft status, m=
aybe
> a new proposed, maybe just an informational RFC to assist in
> ambiguities. But avoid the impression that we are scrapping the w=
hole
> thing and starting over.

Bill, I think there are choices between these two. I've expressed
disappointment, lately, with the IETF process as it has related to our =
MIBs,
but my proposal for prtDetectedErrors is really a fairly minor change
to RFC1759 which gives us a lot of leverage in terms of addressing
needs identified during interop testing. I would think this is EXACTLY
the sort of thing the IETF would expect, hope, want to happen on the wa=
y
from Proposed to Draft! Granted, it's happening late... that's because
all the while we thought it would happen in the hrMIB and it never has.=

So, while my proposal may have triggered discussion which makes it appe=
ar we
need to search the depths of our charter... I think it can be taken at
face value as a very positive step.

Harry Lewis - IBM Printing Systems
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