Because it's in a trap binding and later SMIv2 (RFC 190x and RFC 257x,
now Internet Standard) say it has to be 'accessible-for-notify'
which in turn translates to earlier SMIv2 (RFC 144x) or SMIv1
(RFC 1212) not at all (there was no such access defined). Therefore,
at my suggestion the Printer MIB v2 draft changed the object to
'read-only' (the same private edit I'm convinced every vendor
has made to the MIB if they had to compile with newer SMIv2
If you want exact chapter and verse, I'll find the sections
in the SMI specs, but it's all there for the finding...
- Ira McDonald (outside consultant at Xerox)
High North Inc