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Re^2: Getting statistics from an attached device (printer)

by eye (Chaplain)
on Dec 24, 2009 at 07:09 UTC ( #814193=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Getting statistics from an attached device (printer)
in thread Getting statistics from an attached device (printer)

SNMP::NPAdmin might be helpful in pursuing an SNMP approach.

I've used Wireshark to avoid understanding overly convoluted web pages. It turned out to be far easier than I expected. It will help to filter on the IP address of the printer either in capturing transactions or in analyzing them. Once you know what requests are being made, you may find wget to be useful to test requests that the GUI application won't generate.

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Re^3: Getting statistics from an attached device (printer)
by bobf (Monsignor) on Dec 24, 2009 at 16:55 UTC

    SNMP::NPAdmin is one of the several modules that I am investigating (and the most promising, by the way). Unfortunately the PPM installation failed and when I used the manual approach (nmake) it broke on the space in "Program Files"*. I will pursue the installation issue when I return after the holidays. In the meantime, I think I will install Wireshark on my laptop and give it a test drive.

    If anyone has any ideas about how to determine which MIB is used by this printer, I'd really appreciate it. My efforts have been unsuccessful thus far and I will need the variable names (or OIDs) to make calls to NPAdmin.

    *This is a huge pet peeve of mine, given Windows' finicky shell quoting and the difficulty of third party software to handle it correctly. Why "they" decided to put a space in the name of the root directory used for programs is beyond me.</rant>

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