PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> prtAlertIndex as defined in draft-ietf-printmib-mib-info-04.txt

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> prtAlertIndex as defined in draft-ietf-printmib-mib-info-04.txt

Re: PMP> prtAlertIndex as defined in draft-ietf-printmib-mib-info-04.txt

Mike Thatcher (mike@peer.com)
Tue, 01 Jun 1999 08:01:47 -0700

The current ID explicitly breaks SMI syntax in 2 ways. I am saying that
this ID needs to be fixed. I am not saying the RFC 1759 based systems
have to be retrofitted. (As an aside, I believe that notifcations may
contain additional objects not explicitly named in the MIB. However, the
named objects must be contained)

MikeT

> Hi Mike,
>
> It's in the NOTIFICATION because the standard writer wasn't
> up-to-date on the way trap bindings should indices in the
> OID qualifiers of other columnar objects. Nonetheless all
> RFC 1759 compliant printers have always explicitly (and
> yes, redundantly) send 'prtAlertIndex' as a separate trap
> binding. So to remove it would (quite possibly) break
> some existing printer management software (in clients
> or network management systems).
>
> Cheers,
> - Ira McDonald
> High North Inc