PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Traps - new info

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Traps - new info

Re: PMP> Traps - new info

Ron Bergman (
Mon, 21 Apr 1997 10:46:37 -0700 (PDT)

Although Dataproducts was not a participant in the interoperability
tests, I would like to interject a few comments.

On Sat, 19 Apr 1997, JK Martin wrote:

> Chris,
> Regarding your recent response to Harry Lewis:
> > > This was not the case for us. I also don't recall setting up for *any*
> > > application to receive traps. Does anyone recall this?
> >
> > If you did not explicity do anything, then removing the paper
> > tray would send a trap that the Test Suite would automatically
> > intercept.
> Any SNMP agent still has to know to which host to send a Trap, right?
> What Harry is saying is that no one from the IBM team setup their printers
> for such an address. So, your app would not have received anything
> when, say, the paper tray was pulled. Harry, please correct me if I'm
> wrong here regarding your team's activities.

My SNMP trap code will not issue a Trap unless a trap host address has
been specifically defined. And since SNMP traps are not broadcast, I
would guess that this is true of most other implementations. I do not
understand how the test suite could then automatically detect a trap
if the printer agent was not setup to deliver the trap to the proper
IP address of the test suite.

I thought that it was agreed that all participants would verify that
traps were operational on their systems. Has anyone reported?

Ron Bergman