PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Issues for Interop testing

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Issues for Interop testing

Re: PMP> Issues for Interop testing

JK Martin (
Wed, 29 Jan 1997 03:30:24 -0500


Early on, when plans started to firm up for this 2nd interop test,
I thought I had asked quite clearly that the PWG define a set of
very common alert situations, then specify which types of alerts
should be generated for those situations. That way a management
application could have half a chance at deriving consistent semantics
across different implementations.

I hope to drive this issue to completion as part of the debrief
session following the testing period. The original idea was to have
a PWG-wide debrief session during the PWG meeting following (and
adjacent to) the testing period. I am pretty disappointed that
your plan is now to perform this debrief during a telecon to be held
sometime later.

I thought that the reason we moved the PWG meeting to coincide with
the testing period was so that these kinds of issues could be quickly
resolved by the PWG, given that a large body of participants would be
present (and not just the folks involved with the testing). Somehow
the wires got crossed on this one. It would be nice if the wires
could be uncrossed so that we can get this MIB behind us.


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Lloyd Young wrote:
> I have roamed back through recent PMP e-mail attempting to pick out
> issues that we should be able to look at and resolve at the interop
> testing next week. In the event you want to review the e-mail that
> started a particular discussion, I have included in parenthesis the
> subject, author and date of the original e-mail for each discussion
> item.
> - Contents of hrDeviceID (How to identify the particular printer MODEL
> via SNMP Jay Martin 10/22/96)
> 1. hrDeviceID appears to a way for a management station to determine
> the precise printer model for an agent of the Printer MIB. What is
> the value of this object for all printers.
> - Alerts (Should alerts be replicated? Jay Martin - 1/13/97)
> 1. Contents of HR MIB printer status variables in an alert condition.
> - Paper out with Tray Linking (Paper Out with Tray linking - Alerts Harry
> Lewis 1/22/97)
> 1. If multiple input sources are linked and paper runs out in one
> input source, how should this status be reported?
> - Interface reporting in MIB II (Interop test - interfaces Harry Lewis
> 1/23/97)
> 1. Interface group of MIB-II with more than one network interface
> installed.
> 2. How should parallel, serial, localtalk ports be reported?
> - Support of prtGeneralReset (prtGeneralReset Harry Lewis 1/24/97)
> 1. Who supports which options of prtGeneralReset?
> 2. When is the "reset" applied?
> If you have other items that you know before hand that you specifically
> want looked at next week, please post them to the mailing list.
> Lloyd Young Phone: (606) 232-5150
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