[unisog] Printers, printers, printers

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Sat Dec 15 23:20:11 GMT 2007

As I said before, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it, but
unfortunately there's driver and other idiosyncrasies that make page
counting via SNMP less than an exact science.

for all the fixes related to page counting.

If you restrict your page counting to a certain vendor and certain model,
the page counting challenge is probably manageable, but if the solution is
truly heterogeneous then it's a lot more work than SNMP queries.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gaddis, Jeremy L. [mailto:jeremy at linuxwiz.net] 
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 4:37 PM
To: frnkblk at iname.com; UNIversity Security Operations Group
Subject: Re: [unisog] Printers, printers, printers

On 12/15/07, Frank Bulk <frnkblk at iname.com> wrote:
> If it was that easy PCounter would also do it that way....unfortunately,
> it's not well-implemented and there's lots of exceptions in regards to
> duplexing, coloring, etc.

If your printer vendor has management tools (such as HP's WebJetAdmin,
I believe it's called), simply run a packet capture on the traffic
between the tools and the printer.  It's a simple matter to pick the
appropriate OIDs out of the SNMP queries.

Jeremy L. Gaddis

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