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

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

Re: PMP> Re: Lastest Host MIB v2smi draft

don@lexmark.com
Sun, 2 May 1999 14:19:12 -0400

Adding a non-standards track protocol (at least at this point in time) to a
standards track MIB would seem to be contrary to the IETF's process.

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harryl%us.ibm.com@interlock.lexmark.com on 04/30/99 06:58:14 PM

To: rdk%empiretech.com@interlock.lexmark.com
cc: Lloyd Young@LEXMARK, pmp%pwg.org@interlock.lexmark.com,
chrisw%iwl.com@interlock.lexmark.com,
WIJNEN%vnet.ibm.com@interlock.lexmark.com (bcc: Don Wright/Lex/Lexmark)
Subject: PMP> Re: Lastest Host MIB v2smi draft

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