PMP Mail Archive: PMP> RE: Adding ppmPortDescription to Port

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> RE: Adding ppmPortDescription to Port

PMP> RE: Adding ppmPortDescription to Port Mon MIB

From: McDonald, Ira (imcdonald@sharplabs.com)
Date: Thu Apr 21 2005 - 11:36:47 EDT

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    Hi Ron,
     
    Doesn't work - MS specifically said that they wanted PortName restricted
    to a _name_ that they will display in their tools and do NOT want it to
    include descriptive text. Your memory is incorrect.
     
    Cheers,
    - Ira
     

    Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
    Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
    PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
    phone: +1-906-494-2434
    email: imcdonald@sharplabs.com

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Paul Danbold [mailto:danbold@apple.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 11:55 PM
    To: Bergman, Ron
    Cc: pmp@pwg.org; Harry Lewis (E-mail); Ira McDonald (E-mail 3);
    MFenelon@microsoft.com; IvanP@microsoft.com
    Subject: Re: Adding ppmPortDescription to Port Mon MIB

    Ron,

    Thanks for the clarification. In the expectation that manufacturers will
    initialize ppmPortName with helpful information, I am satisfied there is no
    need to add an additional object.

    -Paul

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Paul Danbold
    Imaging Technologies Evangelist, Apple Worldwide Developer Relations
    3 Infinite Loop, MS:303-2TE, Cupertino, CA 95014
    408-974-0050 (office) 408-425-3351 (mobile)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    On Apr 15, 2005, at 9:48 AM, Bergman, Ron wrote:

    I remembered this morning why we decided, several months back, to remove
    this object.
    Since the MIB contained both a desciptive name and a description, it was
    agreed that
    the two objects were redundant. To clarify this situation I recommend that
    the object
    ppmPortName be changed to ppmPortDescriptiveName or ppmPortDescription,
    rather
    than go back to the original redundant pair.

    ppPortName is a natural language string with up to 127 characters. For Paul
    Danbold's
    example I could provide a name such as:

            "Networked LPR port providing binary PostScript printing for use by
    marketing"

    This is less than 80 characters and should be more than sufficient to
    satisfy Paul's
    requirement.

    Also, in addition to a possible name change, it must be noted that this
    object is
    expected to be administratively configured using an out-of-band method.

    Paul, please indicate if this is sufficient.

            Ron Bergman
            Ricoh Printing Systems America



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