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

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

RE: PMP> Traps - new info

Bob Pentecost (
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 13:59:31 -0600

As HP's representative, I agree with the responses from Harry, Ron, Lloyd
and others about the state of traps in RFC1759 (keep them in the document).
The HP printers implement traps and I recall setting up SNMPc to receive
our traps during interoperability testing; there was no formal testing. I
didn't run the IWL trap tests because so many of them failed before and
there were requirements that all previous tests pass before running the
next one.

HP's JetDirect cards enable traps in a proprietary manner and we have
tested them.

Bob Pentecost

From: Harry Lewis[]
Sent: Monday, April 21, 1997 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: PMP> Traps - new info

Epilogue: Harry Lewis - IBM Printing Systems

Ron, thanks for making this into a simple explanation...

>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.

Precisely what I have been trying to say...

And a simple question...

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

Yes - we have verified that traps are operational on IBM printers.

Harry Lewis.