PMP Mail Archive: PMP> FW: Accessing PrintMIBs on a locally

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> FW: Accessing PrintMIBs on a locally

PMP> FW: Accessing PrintMIBs on a locally connected Printer

From: McDonald, Ira (imcdonald@sharplabs.com)
Date: Fri Nov 07 2003 - 16:44:10 EST

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know of a printer that exposes the Printer MIB over
    a parallel port? See Will's note and my reply below.

    Cheers,
    - Ira

    Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
    Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
    PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
    phone: +1-906-494-2434
    email: imcdonald@sharplabs.com

    -----Original Message-----
    From: McDonald, Ira
    Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 11:41 PM
    To: 'Will Paul'; McDonald, Ira
    Subject: RE: Accessing PrintMIBs on a locally connected Printer

    Hi Will,

    To the best of my knowledge, there are no printers made that run
    an IP suite stack over their 1284 parallel port. (And therefore
    none that you can ask for the Printer MIB using SNMP on parallel).

    There is a separate IEEE 1284.1 (TIPSI) management protocol (_not_
    SNMP) and a later IEEE 1284.3 and 1284.4 (based on HP's MLC packet
    protocol over parallel). The management parts (as opposed to job
    submission parts) were never widely implemented (read, most vendors
    don't do the IEEE 1284 management interfaces).

    IEEE 1284 stds cost money (visit IEEE or ANSI). They are generally
    not available free on the Internet.

    If the 1284.x drivers (which _are_ available for Windows and MacOS)
    support requesting status, you can get basics, but I don't think
    you can get to the Printer MIB except via Ethernet, TokenRing,
    or IEEE 802.11 (Wireless Ethernet, aka Wi-Fi) running an IP stack.

    Cheers,
    - Ira

    Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
    Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
    PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
    phone: +1-906-494-2434
    email: imcdonald@sharplabs.com

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Will Paul [mailto:wpaul@kos.net]
    Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 9:10 AM
    To: imcdonald@sharplabs.com
    Subject: Accessing PrintMIBs on a locally connected Printer

    Hi Ira

    I subscribe to the PWG newsletter and I find it extremely useful. I am
    working on a project where I need to read printer mibs from a locally
    connected printer (via the parallel port) and I have not been able to figure
    out how to do this. I have no problems reading mibs when the printer is
    networked.

    Can you point me to any URL's. Any help is very much appreciated since I
    have hit a dead end.

    Thanks
    Will



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