PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> Posted Port Mon MIB (19 January 2

PMP Mail Archive: RE: PMP> Posted Port Mon MIB (19 January 2

RE: PMP> Posted Port Mon MIB (19 January 2005)

From: Bergman, Ron (
Date: Thu Jan 20 2005 - 13:12:09 EST

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    Two minor comments on the document text (external to the MIB).

    1. Section 2.3 states "The PPM MIB does NOT define any notifications..."
       But in the MIB there is the entry...
          "ppmMIBNotifications OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { ppmMIB 2 }"
       To be consistent this should be removed, since we never plan to include
       notifications in this MIB. Or do the SNMP rules require that a
       notification object group MUST be defined?

    2. In section 2.4, the text "and a row in 'prtChannelTable' for each
       configured port" appears 3 times as a parenthetical expression.
       I recommend that the text be included, in all cases, with the
       parenthesis removed. Otherwise, this statement can be ignored
       without changing the meaning of the sentence.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: []On Behalf Of McDonald,
    Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 8:43 PM
    To: ''; ''
    Subject: PMP> Posted Port Mon MIB (19 January 2005)

    Hi folks, Wednesday (19 January 2005)

    Based on recent comments from Tom Haapanen (Equitrac) and review at the
    PWG in Camas, WA, I have just posted a new draft (with a status of
    'Prototype') of the PWG Printer Port Monitor MIB at:
        - full text - PWG boilerplate, introduction, model, references
        - MIB source only

    This MIB compiles without warnings in both Epilogue Emissary and SMICng.

    Next Steps:

    (1) Mike will put this document into MS Word and add more to the
        'Background' section.
    (2) We'll start this document in PWG 'last call' ASAP (no later than
        15 March 2005).

    - Ira

    Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
    Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
    PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
    phone: +1-906-494-2434
    [change log - moved to source document from MIB]

    19 January 2005 (v0.50)

    - changed back 'Status' of document from 'Stable' to 'Prototype', to
      allow further comment before 'last call' version is generated;
    - revised 'Security Considerations' section to clarify risks of SNMPv1
      reliance on community names, per IETF best practice;
    - revised 'Acknowledgments' and 'References' sections;
    - renamed 'ppmPortLprQueueName' to 'ppmPortServiceNameOrURI' for support
      of IPP and remote printers, per request of Tom Haapanen (Equitrac);
    - added 'ppmPortProtocolAltSourceEnabled' for alternate source port mode
      (for example for LPR), per request of Tom Haapanen (Equitrac);
    - renamed 'ppmPortProtocolPortNumber' to 'ppmPortProtocolTargetPort' for
      clarity and consistency with above change;
    - revised DESCRIPTION of 'ppmPortProtocolTargetPort' to specify behavior
      in case of conflict with the URI value of 'ppmPortServiceNameOrURI'
      (URI is authoritative);

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