PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> URGENT: SYNTHESIS proposal on definition of OCTET STRING

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> URGENT: SYNTHESIS proposal on definition of OCTET STRING

Re: PMP> URGENT: SYNTHESIS proposal on definition of OCTET STRING

lpyoung@lexmark.com
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 16:02:28 -0400

I should have used octet string instead of object in my previous
e-mail. I am not going to distinguish between display string and octet
string in this e-mail because I do not think it does not make any
difference. By using object previously, I may have confused some people.
Here is the same e-mail but with object changed to octet string.
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Tom,
To further expound on my previous e-mail, unless I am missing something
just defining one new object will not fix the localization problems
in the Printer MIB. I will attempt to summarize my current position.
There are 5 types of octet strings in the Printer MIB where
localization may apply.
1. Octet strings covered by prtConsoleLocalization
2. Octet strings covered by prtGeneralCurrentLocalization
3. Octet strings that are written to and read back by an SNMP
management application, objects such as prtGeneralCurrentOperator.
4. Octet strings that are read-only strings that are strictly determined
by the printer, octet strings such as prtCoverDescription.
5. Octet strings that are Printer MIB read-only strings but are copied by
the printer from variables set by a non-SNMP host, objects such as
NDSP Server name from prtChannelInformation.
I think we have adequately covered type 1 and 2 octet strings from a
localization perspective. I think we decided some time back that we were
going to ignore the localization problems in type 3 octet strings. If I
understand your proposal correctly, you are attempting to define the
localization of octet strings that fall in type 4 and 5 categories by
using just one variable. I do not think this is possible to do because
they can be localized by two different sources. Octet strings in category
4 are determined by the printer and octet strings in category 5 are
determined by a non-SNMP host.
I think the time has come (it may already be past due) for Chris and myself
to edict what is the consensus of the working group. I am not sure that we
are ever going to reach a true consensus on this issue from the working
group. I'll give the group some time (maybe only a few hours) to respond
to Tom's latest proposal and this e-mail before talking to Chris and
deciding what we need to do.
Regards,
Lloyd Young

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Lloyd Young Lexmark International, Inc.
Senior Program Manager Dept. C14L/Bldg. 035-3
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