Proposal for important new object

Steven Waldbusser <waldbusser+@cmu.edu> Thu, 17 February 1994 21:18 UTC

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From: Steven Waldbusser <waldbusser+@cmu.edu>
To: modemmgt@telebit.com
Subject: Proposal for important new object

The current draft does not handle three of the most common operations
that CMU's operations staff performs on our central modem banks: busying
out modems, clearing calls, and resetting modems.


I propose that we add the following object to provide this functionality.

mdmLineState OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      INTEGER {
                    unknown(1),
                    on-hook(2),
                    off-hook(3),  -- and not connected
                    connected(4),
                    busied-out(5),
                    reset(6)
                }
    MAX-ACCESS  read-write
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "Allows the inspection and alteration of the state of the
            modem.  Management commands may change the state to
            `on-hook', `busied-out', or `reset' from any state.  No
            other alterations are permitted from the management
            protocol.  When this object is set to reset, the modem
            shall be reset and the value will change to the modem's
            new, implementation dependent state."
    ::= { mdmLineEntry 2 }


This object will be *very* valuable to day-to-day operation of modems.


Steve