PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Re: Lastest Host MIB v2smi draft

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Re: Lastest Host MIB v2smi draft

PMP> Re: Lastest Host MIB v2smi draft

harryl@us.ibm.com
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 16:58:14 -0600

I'm not sure I correctly understand the use of syntax productID in the
Devices Table of the HR MIB.

Let's say I have an internal registry as recommended by the RFC. So one of
my NICs is

enterprise.ibm.ibmprinters.network.ethernet.ibm (for example)

or a printer device is

enterprise.ibm.ibmprinters.printer.info32

Is it mandated that I use this "articulated" representation of the syntax?
Of can I represent the OID as 1.3.6.1.4.1.2.9.2.2.3.1? This is the OID, for
example, for my network card example above. This is more compact (embedded
printers... remember?)... but not at all useful unless I make my registry
public. I don't see a lot of companies making these public so maybe I've
answered my own question.

What about the fact that some components (network cards, for example) may
already have unique plug-n-play IDs. Use them?

I'd like to know the "official" intent, however. Thanks. Maybe it's already
spelled out somewhere that I didn't find.

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