No, SENSE is not the answer. The question is how to register
with an SNMP Agent on an SNMP manageable device for traps.
SENSE may be a good idea, but it's a NEW protocol, and it
certainly does NOT tell a client how to DIRECTLY register
with an SNMP manageable device for SNMP traps.
- Ira McDonald
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From: JK Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: PMP> Traps
> Why bother to have standard traps, if there's no
> standard way to register for them. Why bother to have the
> idea of 'trap-directed polling', if you can't get the traps.
> Xerox folks think this seriously hampers the utility of the
> Printer MIB.
You're not alone in this concern. You've stated the precise reason
why the PWG SENSE project was started, to design a method of
registering for async events (eg, traps) and to receive them in
a reasonably reliable manner.
> Perhaps it's worth having a (localized) fix
> imbedded in the Printer MIB V2.0 - certainly it's impossible
> to show interworking in traps, unless two vendors still
> support the deprecated Party MIB (RFC 1447) - any volunteers?
Once we put the Job MIB to bed, perhaps we'll have some cycles
available to focus on the SENSE effort as a means of providing
this kind of capability, at least for printers.