PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> prtGeneralReset

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> prtGeneralReset

Re: PMP> prtGeneralReset

Patrick Conway Donohue (
Fri, 24 Jan 1997 11:17:09 -0800 (PST)

> I don't know if our controller developers are unique in the sense that
> they are *very* leery about having a remote "kill switch" that
> can be invoked instantaneously, thus upsetting things in the midst of
> a print job and, if taken to the limit, even resulting in jams.

You're not the only ones,
we've been very cautious about allowing the "kill switch" through
the General Group. Although in a friendly environment it may not
be a problem, SNMP's "minimal" security has caused us to also be
very leery of allowing critical objects to be set via it.
Forgive some of my ignorance on this, but have other people
run into situations where they decided that it would just not
be advisable to allow certain variables to be set by SNMP, not
just prtGeneralReset, but others as well?
In our implementation, it's certainly an option to turn on or
off the ability to set things through SNMP, but is that a common


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