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PMP> draft-ietf-printmib-mib-info-06.txt - 9 August 2000

From: McDonald, Ira (
Date: Wed Aug 09 2000 - 23:31:59 EDT

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    Copies: Printer MIB WG <>
            Job Mon MIB WG <>
            "Ron Bergman" <>
            "Harry Lewis" <>
            "Gary Gocek" <>
            "Ira McDonald" <>

    Hi folks, Wednesday (9 August 2000)

    I've just sent the final version of 'IETF Printer MIB v2' with all edits
    resulting from the Printer MIB WG 'last call' to the Internet-Drafts

    This version is for submission to the IESG for IETF 'last call'
    (normally four weeks for revisions to existing RFCs) and subsequent
    publication as a Proposed Standard RFC - since new objects are defined
    beyond RFC 1759, this MIB must start over on the Internet 'standards

    I posted a copy on the PWG anonymous FTP server in the directory
    '' in the files:
        draft-ietf-printmib-mib-info-06.txt - IETF style flat text
        draft-ietf-printmib-mib-info-06.pdf - line numbered PDF of '.txt'
        draft-ietf-printmib-mib-info-06.doc - MS Word source
        draft-ietf-printmib-mib-info-06.mib - extracted ASN.1 from '.txt'

    NOTE - The filename on the title page of the '.doc' (source) and '.pdf'
    versions is still incorrect (missing the '-mib' infix). I hand-edited
    the '.txt' and fixed the filename on the title page, so that I could
    post these files tonight.

    My note to the I-D editor and the change log from this document follow.

    - Ira McDonald
      High North Inc


    Copies: "Internet Drafts Editor" <>
            "Ron Bergman" <>
            "Harry Lewis" <>
            "Randy Turner" <>
            "Gary Gocek" <>
            "Ira McDonald" <>

    I-D Editor, Wednesday (9 August 2000)

    Printer MIB:

    Please place this document in the Internet-Drafts repository as:

    <draft-ietf-printmib-mib-info-06.txt> (August 2000)

    It replaces the previous draft:

    <draft-ietf-printmib-mib-info-05.txt> (July 2000)

    Note: The '-05' version was originally forwarded with the (incorrect)
    name 'draft-ietf-printmib-info-05.txt'. Corrected by the I-D Editor
    (thank you).


       This document provides definitions of models and manageable objects
       for printing environments. The objects included in this MIB apply to
       physical, as well as logical entities within a printing device. This
       MIB definition makes explicit references to the Host Resources MIB
       (RFC 2790 [28]), as well as the Interfaces Group of MIB-II (RFC 1213

    Thanks very much,
    - Printer MIB v2 Editors
      Harry Lewis (IBM, co-editor)
      Gary Gocek (Xerox, co-editor)
      Randy Turner (2Wire, co-editor)
      Ira McDonald (High North, contributing editor)

    [Change Log]

    4. Differences from Previous Version

       This draft supercedes and replaces RFC 1759. The following changes
       are included here.

       - Minor editorial corrections and changes.

       - Updated Coded Character Set description and IANA registration

       - Change hrPrinterDetectedErrorState "coverOpen" (bit 4) to
       "doorOpen" per RFC 2790.

       - Added second octet of hrPrinterDetectedErrorState as partially
       described and assigned in the updated Host Resources MIB (RFC 2790).

       - Remove fixed association of hrDeviceStatus (warning/down) from
       hrPrinterDetetctedErrorState per RFC 2790.

       - Instead of showing bit 15 as "not assigned" in the quote from RFC
       2790 in the hrPrinterDetectedErrorState object, removed that from the
       tabular form and added it as a sentence, because the RFC doesn't show
       bit 15 in the tabular form.

       - Clarfied the international considerations.

       - Added prtChannelInformation to the Channel Group textual-
       conventions on a per channel basis to clarify the channel description
       and enhance interoperability.

       - Deprecated some obsolete channel types.

       - Extended the Alert Table and PrtMarkerSuppliesSupplyUnit textual
       conventions to include values from the Finisher MIB.

       - Clarify alerts based on unary vs. binary change events.

       - Added (optional) unary change event

       - Establish a convention for contact information for
       prtGeneralCurrentOperator and prtGeneralServicePerson.

       - Added prtAuxiliarySheetStartupPage PresentOnOff

       - Added prtAuxiliarySheetBannerPage PresentOnOff

       - Added prtGeneralPrinterName OCTET STRING

       - Added prtGeneralSerialNumber OCTET STRING

       - Added prtInputNextIndex Integer32

       - Added the Input Switching Group

       - Added prtAlertCriticalEvents Counter32

       - Added prtAlertAllEvents Counter32

       - Updated PrtAlertCode enums including generic alert codes.

       - Deprecated the use of alert codes doorOpen(501) and
       doorClosed(502), in favor of coverOpened(3) and coverClosed(4).

       - Added the PrtConsoleDisableTC and PrtMarkerAddressabilityUnitTC
       textual conventions, and changed the PrtConsoleDisable and
       PrtMarkerAddressabilityUnit objects' syntax to use those TCs, and
       changed the PrtGeneralEntry and PrtMarkerColorantEntry SEQUENCEs to
       reflect the new syntax.

       - Added 'IANA Considerations' and 'Internationalization
       Considerations' as top level sections, per IETF guidelines.

       - Updated Security and Copyright sections.

       - Updated references.

       - Added Appendix E - Overall Printer Status Table.

       - Updated participant and contact information.


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