IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> Using OID access with IPP/SDP

IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> Using OID access with IPP/SDP

RE: IPP> Using OID access with IPP/SDP

Caruso, Angelo (Angelo.Caruso@usa.xerox.com)
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 07:49:03 PDT

Perhaps someone would please enlighten me as to why we need to build Printer
MIB OID access into IPP. I thought the intent was to extend the IPP
attribute list to eventually cover all the printer MIB stuff. Why is this so
difficult?

As for security, I guess I agree that IPP should afford the user the same
level of security they could achieve using SNMP, but I think this may be a
lot of unnecessary hand wringing. There is little that can be "hacked" in
the Printer MIB since most of it is read-only. And the little bit that is
writable is likely to be far less interesting to a hacker than the credit
card account numbers flying over the wire this very minute.

Thanks,
Angelo