Job Monitoring MIB - V1.0
RFC 2707

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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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   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                                             23
       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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