PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> Updated PrtMarkerSuppliesSupplyUnitTC for FIN MIB

PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> Updated PrtMarkerSuppliesSupplyUnitTC for FIN MIB

RE: PMP> Updated PrtMarkerSuppliesSupplyUnitTC for FIN MIB

Henerlau, Paul (
Thu, 8 Oct 1998 11:02:56 -0700

Ron, Lloyd, Randy, et al -

Thank you for addressing the question of the
PrtMarkerSuppliesSupplyUnitTC, as it relates to
the Finishing MIB.

My assessment is that this will address the immediate
concern of characterizing the number of units of a finisher
which provides stapling capabilities.

There is still a secondary concern for stapling finishers,
however, and that is the actual PrtMarkerSuppliesTypeTC.

The version of the Printer MIB from which I am working
makes no mention of staples in the PrtMarkerSuppliesTypeTC.
There is a definition for other(1), which is what we are currently
obliged to use.

A bit of archeological research indicates that in an earlier
version of the Finishing MIB there was some thought of
creating a FinSupplyTypeTC as an extension of
which would contain such things as water(23), bandingTape(28),
stitchingWire(29), and of particular interest to us, staples(32).

Perhaps these changes have already been addressed in
a later version of the Printer MIB; if not, I suggest that some
consideration be given to the additional burden placed upon
the PrtMarkerSuppliesTypeTC in the support of Finishing

Thank you for giving this your attention; please contact me if
have any questions or comments...

-- Paul Henerlau


>Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 17:43:42 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
>From: Ron Bergman <>
>To: Lloyd Young <>
>Subject: PMP> Updated PrtMarkerSuppliesSupplyUnitTC for FIN MIB
>The lack of a unit of measure for finisher supplies such as staples
>discussed last week in Savannah. It was agreed to add an entry to
>PrtMarkerSuppliesSupplyUnitTC to support this requirement. Lloyd
>agreed to include this addition to the Printer MIB prior to its
>re-submission to the IETF.
>The proposed change to satify this requirement follows. If there
are any
>comments or objections to this change, please respond ASAP. I do
not want
>this change to delay the Printer MIB submission.
> PrtMarkerSuppliesSupplyUnitTC ::= TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
> -- This value is a type 1 enumeration
> STATUS current
> "Unit of this marker supply container/receptacle."
> tenThousandthsOfInches(3), -- .0001
> micrometers(4),
> impressions(7),
> sheets(8),
> thousandthsOfOunces(12),
> hours(11),
> tenthsOfGrams(13),
> hundrethsOfFluidOunces(14),
> tenthsOfMilliliters(15),
> feet(16),
> meters(17),
> -- Value for Finisher MIB
> items(18) -- e.g. number of staples
> }
> Ron Bergman
> Dataproducts Corp.