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slacky 12-20-2005 01:59 PM

Way of monitoring toner levels in SNMP capable network printers
 
I have about 10 network printers (various HP and Brother) - they all seem to support the SNMP Printer-MIB. What I'd ideally like to do is put a page on my LAMP server that is a one page summary of all the printers' toner and drum levels. Does a decent open source application to do this already exist? And if not, does anyone have any clues on how the Printer-MIB is supposed to work? I could program it myself with a Perl or PHP SNMP module - but the numbers I get from snmpwalk don't match what each printers built-in web status page says for it - it seems like it would be easier just to scrape info from that than to do proper SNMP.

Thanks for any help,
Josh

acid_kewpie 12-21-2005 07:43 AM

i'd say nagios may be your best bet. also you might want to look at cacti. Personally i would use opennms, but that would be for a substantially larger and more dynamic range of devices than 10 static printers


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