PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Latest Printer MIB internet draft

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Latest Printer MIB internet draft

Re: PMP> Latest Printer MIB internet draft

Ira McDonald (imcdonal@sdsp.mc.xerox.com)
Thu, 28 Jan 99 18:32:14 EST

Hi Lloyd,

Not to belabor a point, remember that promotion of any IETF
work to Draft Standard level (from Proposed Standard) requires
that the IESG have available for their inspection (and publicly
posted on the IETF FTP/Web server at '[ftp|www].ietf.org')
an interoperability report demonstrating at least two
independent implementations (sharing no common code)
which implement EVERY object defined in the relevant RFC
(for MIBs) or EVERY feature defined (for a protocol).

No vendor has publicly announced (to my knowledge) a
complete implementation of every optional and mandatory
object in the Printer MIB v2. Since the Printer MIB v2
adds new objects over the original content of RFC 1759,
the highest level that such a new RFC could legally
be published at (within calendar 1999) is Proposed
Standard.

If any vendors have actually implemented the current
text of Printer MIB v2, please make announce your
implementation on this list.

Cheers,
- Ira McDonald (outside consultant at Xerox)
High North Inc