PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Printer MIB issue -

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Printer MIB issue -

PMP> Printer MIB issue -

From: harryl@us.ibm.com
Date: Fri May 05 2000 - 17:01:27 EDT

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    This is what the updated MIB states as a convention for contacting the
    Operator or Service person...

    As a convention to facilitate automatic notification of the operator by
    the agent or the network management station, the phone number, fax number
    or email address should be placed on a separate line starting with ASCII
    LF (hex 0x0A) and the ASCII text string (without the quotes): 'phone: ',
    'fax: ', and 'email: ', respectively. Phone numbers may contain digits,
    spaces and parentheses, which shall be ignored. Phone numbers may also
    include ASCII comma characters(hex 2C) that are used to indicate a
    two-second pause during the dialing sequence.

    Here is an objection I received...

    The revised text in 'prtGeneralCurrentOperator' and
    'prtGeneralServicePerson' incorrectly restricts the characters in phone
    numbers, fails to recommend the use of standards-track URL schemes 'tel:'
    (phone) and 'fax:' as specified in
    <draft-antti-telephony-url-12.txt> (29 December 1999), requires that a
    given 'line' BEGIN with LF (linefeed), which is incorrect usage of that
    control character and not portable to all character sets.

    The suggestion is that 'prtGeneralCurrentOperator' and
    'prtGeneralServicePerson' reference the use of 'mailto:' (RFC 2368),
    'tel:', and 'fax:' URL schemes OR delete the clarification in the updated
    mib entirely (which may be safer with the IESG).

    Comments, please.

    Harry Lewis
    IBM Printing Systems



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