Printer MIB (printmib) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 37th IETF Meeting in San Jose. It may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working groups can be found elsewhere in this Web server.


Network Management Area Director(s):

Mailing List Information

Description of Working Group

The Printer MIB Working Group is chartered to develop a set of managed objects for networked printers. These objects will be the minimum necessary to provide the ability to monitor and control these systems, providing fault, configuration and performance management, and will be consistent with the SNMP framework and existing SNMP standards.

At its discretion, the working group may also define a small number of unsolicited notifications (traps) which carry these managed objects. However, the working group recognizes that traps are used sparingly in the SNMP framework.

The working group recognizes that the area of networked printers is quite diverse. However, the working group is specifically confined to defining managed objects that instrument critical information about:

- printer engine

- interpreters

- media

- input sources

- output destinations

- I/O interfaces

Further, the working group is specifically prohibited from defining managed objects that define instrumentation about:

- other marking technologies (e.g., those that mark onto film)

- fonts

- spooling

- print job management

Goals and Milestones

Post first Internet-Draft; continue discussion.
Post revised Internet-Draft.
Meet at Seattle IETF to make final review of MIB.
Submit final Internet-Draft to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
Nov 96
Post Internet-Draft. Solicit implementation experience on RFC1759.
Feb 97
Post revised Internet-Draft.
Apr 97
Meet at Memphis IETF for final MIB review.
May 97
Submit Internet-Draft to IESG for consideration as a Draft Standard.

Current Internet-Drafts

Request for Comments