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: Bergman, Ron (
Date: Thu Apr 21 2005 - 12:31:45 EDT

  • Next message: Mike Fenelon: "PMP> RE: Adding ppmPortDescription to Port Mon MIB"

    I would like to hear from Mike or Ivan on this subject, rather than rely on memory.
    Your comment does not agree with the current description clause for this object.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: McDonald, Ira []
    Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 8:37 AM
    To: 'Paul Danbold'; Bergman, Ron
    Cc:; Harry Lewis (E-mail); McDonald, Ira;;
    Subject: RE: Adding ppmPortDescription to Port Mon MIB

    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.
    - Ira

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

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Paul Danbold []
    Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 11:55 PM
    To: Bergman, Ron
    Cc:; Harry Lewis (E-mail); Ira McDonald (E-mail 3);;
    Subject: Re: Adding ppmPortDescription to Port Mon MIB


    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 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

    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

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Apr 21 2005 - 12:32:43 EDT