PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Re: FIN> Finisher MIB, Where do we go from here?

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Re: FIN> Finisher MIB, Where do we go from here?

PMP> Re: FIN> Finisher MIB, Where do we go from here?

Harry Lewis (harryl@us.ibm.com)
Fri, 30 Oct 1998 10:45:47 -0500

If we do (3)... what about printers w/o fininsher? I guess I like (2).

Harry Lewis - IBM Printing Systems
harryl@us.ibm.com

fin-owner@pwg.org on 10/29/98 06:06:48 PM
Please respond to fin-owner@pwg.org
To: pmp@pwg.org, fin@pwg.org
cc: chrisw@iwl.com, lpyoung@lexmark.com
Subject: FIN> Finisher MIB, Where do we go from here?

I am going to submit the latest finisher MIB to Internet-Drafts tomorro=
w.
This is the version posted last week with the changes to fix the
compilation problems reported by Ira, with the addition of the change t=
o
finSupplyCurrentLevel requested by Paul Henerlau.

Now, where do we go from here? Since the Finisher MIB is an extension =
of
the Printer MIB and the current draft is dependent upon the updated
Printer MIB, our options for the current draft are somewhat limited. I=

can think of four possibilities;

1. Wait until the Printer MIB is assigned an RFC number and then subm=
it
the Finisher MIB.

2. Submit both the Printer MIB and the Finisher MIB to the IESG as a
set.

3. Integrate the Finisher MIB into the Printer MIB and submit the
combined MIB to the IESG.

4. The only other alternative is to remove the dependencies upon the
Printer MIB Textual Conventions, and submit immediately.

I don't believe that number 4 is in our long term best interests. 2 an=
d 3
are the only reasonable alternatives.

Comments?

Ron Bergman
Dataproducts Corp.

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