Job Monitoring MIB - V1.0
Network Working Group R. Bergman
Request for Comments: 2707 Dataproducts Corp.
Category: Informational T. Hastings, Ed.
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 (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.
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.
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
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
126.96.36.199 MIB II System Group objects 17
188.8.131.52 MIB II Interface Group objects 17
184.108.40.206 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
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
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)
3.3.6 Requested Objects and Attributes 23
3.3.7 Consumption Attributes 24
3.3.8 Attribute Specifications 24
3.3.9 Job State Reason bit definitions 43
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