I cast my votes as follows:
a) over Email - 2
b) over IPP - 1
c) over INDP - 1
d) over SNMP - 0
That was very hard - I still want to see an IPP in-band method
- but I believe that Email is a practical near-term answer for
most implementors and can be configured by administrators to be
useful in many cases.
Note that, at today's IPP telecon, Hugo Parra made the point
that Novell has been very frustrated by customers who did
NOT configure their email trouble tickets, job notifications, etc.
Hugo also made the point that reliability is not a salient feature
of Email notifications - this will be an issue for QualDocs.
- Ira McDonald
High North Inc
From: Manros, Carl-Uno B [mailto:cmanros at cp10.es.xerox.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 5:17 PM
Subject: IPP> ADM - Pick your favorite notification delivery method by
The IETF does not do voting, but we can ask people to allocate weights to
their favorite method. From the result I hope to get a picture of whether we
have a clear "rough consensus" favorite, or if we should just avoid trying
to make any particular notification delivery method the "required" or
So let the weightings begin!
Here are the rules:
1) We have 4 candidate notification delivery methods, briefly described as:
a) over email
b) over IPP (a.k.a. intelligent polling)
c) over INDP (new IPP-like protocol, but works in the opposite direction)
d) over SNMP
2) You have a total of maximum 4 weight points to allocate between the 4
a) You can put all your 4 points on one favorite and leave the other three
with 0 each. (the 'all eggs in one basket' option)
b) If you don't really mind which method, you can give 1 point to each of
the methods. (the 'chicken' option)
c) You can allocate your 4 points somewhere between the two extreme cases
above. (the 'diplomatic' options)
d) If you don't want to make ANY of the methods "required" or "mandated",
put a 0 for ALL four methods! (the 'don't even try it' option)
If you still haven't understood the rules, please read the above text 3 more
times, before you make a fool of yourself....., or of me for not being clear
So please collect your wits and send your weights to the IPP DL no later
than next Friday July 7!
Have fun.... and remember that if you do not participate you cannot win!
Principal Engineer - Xerox Architecture Center - Xerox Corporation
701 S. Aviation Blvd., El Segundo, CA, M/S: ESAE-231
Phone +1-310-333 8273, Fax +1-310-333 5514
Email: manros at cp10.es.xerox.com