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PMP> FW: General Request for Assignments (missing 'unknown' values)

From: McDonald, Ira (imcdonald@sharplabs.com)
Date: Thu Aug 11 2005 - 11:17:28 EDT

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    Hi folks, Thursday (11 August 2005)

    Below is the update for missing 'unknown(2)' special values in three
    textual conventions defined in the IANA-PRINTER-MIB. These missing
    'unknown(2)' values were technical errors in Printer MIB v1 (RFC 1759)
    and Printer MIB v2 (RFC 3805).

    This update will allow the new Printer Port Monitor MIB to use a syntax
    of PrtChannelTypeTC for the ppmPortProtocolType object (as recently
    requested by Bert Wijnen). This update will improve interoperability
    among Printer MIB implementations.

    I have just submitted these updates to IANA for registration in the
    IANA-PRINTER-MIB, after review and approval by our Designated Experts,
    Bert Wijnen and Harry Lewis.

    Cheers,
    - Ira (co-editor of Printer MIB v2)

    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: imcdonald@sharplabs.com [mailto:imcdonald@sharplabs.com]
    Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:12 AM
    To: iana@iana.org; imcdonald@sharplabs.com
    Subject: General Request for Assignments

    Contact Name :
    Ira McDonald

    Contact Email :
    imcdonald@sharplabs.com

    Type of Assignment :
    Missing special values in 3 existing textual conventions:

    (1) PrtCoverStatusTC - add missing special value
            unknown(2), -- Not in RFC 3805

    (2) PrtChannelTypeTC - add missing special value
            unknown(2), -- Not in RFC 3805

    (3) PrtAlertGroupTC - add missing special value
            unknown(2), -- Not in RFC 3805

    (4) PrtAlertGroupTC - delete erroneous ASN.1 comment
            -- (2) is reserved for conformance information

    Registry :
    IANA-PRINTER-MIB (first published in RFC 3805), archived at:

      http://www.iana.org/assignments/ianaprinter-mib

    Description :
    These missing special values cause interoperability problems between
    implementations of the Printer MIB. All of the other textual conventions
    defined in the IANA Printer MIB defined 'unknown(2)' (typically the
    appropriate default value). The missing special values constitute a
    technical error in Printer MIB v1 (RFC 1759) and Printer MIB v2 (RFC 3805).

    Additional Info :
    Printer MIB v2, RFC 3805, June 2004 (see section 7)

    This update has been discussed on the Printer MIB mailing list and discussed
    with our recently appointed Designated Experts:

    - Bert Wijnen (bwijnen@lucent.com)
    - Harry Lewis (harryl@us.ibm.com)

    In fact, Bert Wijnen originally suggested this update.



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