PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> Comments on Printer Port Monitor

PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> Comments on Printer Port Monitor

RE: PMP> Comments on Printer Port Monitor MIB 1.0 working draft d ated March 21, 2005

From: McDonald, Ira (imcdonald@sharplabs.com)
Date: Mon Mar 28 2005 - 16:01:22 EST

  • Next message: Harry Lewis: "RE: PMP> Comments on Printer Port Monitor MIB 1.0 working draft d ated March 21, 2005"

    Hi,

    Please - will people stop just saying 'in the MIB'. Only Ivan has
    spoken precisely enough in this thread (by always saying either
    'HR MIB' or 'Printer MIB' explicitly) to make his meaning clear.

    And since you all three (Ivan, Ron, Dennis) just quietly _disagreed_
    because of obscurity about what's a 'port' and what's 'static' in a
    configuration, let me try once more.

    [Per Ivan]
    - Status in Longhorn TcpMon comes ONLY from Host Resources MIB
    - Ports in the 'ppmPortTable' should NOT be deleted when
      the software/hardware status of a 'port' changes
      - because the Longhorn TcpMon tool will only read the
        'ppmPortTable' _once_ (to find 'hrDeviceIndex' values)
    - Configuration (but NOT status) in Longhorn TcpMon comes from
      Printer MIB
    - All 'ports' that have the same 'hrDeviceIndex' will always have
      the same displayed status in TcpMon

    Ron and Dennis - please let's not waste time on discussing how
    the Printer MIB was meant to be used. The Printer MIB isn't even
    in the logic path for 'port' status in Longhorn's TcpMon.

    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: Ivan Pavicevic [mailto:ivanp@windows.microsoft.com]
    Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 3:04 PM
    To: Bergman, Ron; Dennis Carney; pmp@pwg.org; McDonald, Ira
    Subject: RE: PMP> Comments on Printer Port Monitor MIB 1.0 working draft
    dated March 21, 2005

    TcpMon will use the hrDeviceIndex to query for the printer status from Host
    Resource MIB and to query for the printer configuration from the Printer MIB
    (support for new features in Longhorn OS).



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