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Job Monitoring MIB - V1.0 (RFC2707)

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Original Publication Date: 1999-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Bergman: AUTHOR [+3]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2707: DOI

Abstract

This document provides a printer industry standard SNMP MIB for (1) monitoring the status and progress of print jobs (2) obtaining resource requirements before a job is processed, (3) monitoring resource consumption while a job is being processed and (4) collecting resource accounting data after the completion of a job. This memo provides information for the Internet community.

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Network Working Group R. Bergman Request for Comments: 2707 Dataproducts Corp. Category: Informational T. Hastings, Ed. Xerox Corporation S. Isaacson Novell, Inc. H. Lewis IBM Corp. November 1999

Job Monitoring MIB - V1.0

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

IESG Note

This MIB module uses an unconventional scheme for modeling management information (on top of the SNMP model) which is unique to this MIB. The IESG recommends against using this document as an example for the design of future MIBs.

The "Printer Working Group" industry consortium is not an IETF working group, and the IETF does not recognize the Printer Working Group as a standards-setting body. This document is being published solely to provide information to the Internet community regarding a MIB that might be deployed in the marketplace. Publication of this document as an RFC is not an endorsement of this MIB.

Abstract

This document provides a printer industry standard SNMP MIB for (1) monitoring the status and progress of print jobs (2) obtaining resource requirements before a job is processed, (3) monitoring resource consumption while a job is being processed and (4) collecting resource accounting data after the completion of a job. This MIB is intended to be implemented (1) in a printer or (2) in a server that supports one or more printers. Use of the object set is not limited to printing. However, support for services other than printing is outside the scope of this Job Monitoring MIB. Future

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RFC 2707 Job Monitoring MIB - V1.0 November 1999

extensions to this MIB may include, but are not limited to, fax machines and scanners.

Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION 4 1.1 Types of Information in the MIB 5 1.2 Types of Job Monitoring Applications 6 2 TERMINOLOGY AND JOB MODEL 7 2.1 System Configurations for the Job Monitoring MIB 11 2.1.1 Configuration 1 - client-printer 11 2.1.2 Configuration 2 - client-server-printer - agent in the server 12 2.1.3 Configuration 3 - client-server-printer - client monitors printer agent and server 14 3 MANAGED OBJECT USAGE 15 3.1 Conformance Considerations 15 3.1.1 Conformance Terminology 16 3.1.2 Agent Conformance Requirements 16 3.1.2.1 MIB II System Group objects 17 3.1.2.2 MIB II Interface Group objects 17 3.1.2.3 Printer MIB objects 17 3.1.3 Job Monitoring Application Conformance Requirements 17 3.2 The Job Tables and the Oldest Active and Newest Active Indexes 18 3.3 The Attribute Mechanism and the Attribute Table(s) 20 3.3.1 Conformance of Attribute Implementation 21 3.3.2 Useful, ’Unknown’, and ’Other’ Values for Objects and Attributes 21 3.3.3 Index Value Attributes 22 3.3.4 Data Sub-types and Attribute Naming Conventions 22 3.3.5 Single-Value (Row) Versus Multi-Value (MULTI-ROW) Attributes...

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