Generic SNMP Printer

Use this Printer Type for RICOH printers or any other printer that has Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) enabled and a proper printer Management Information Base (MIB) implementation. This Printer Type provides only printer information.

For more information about the type of data that you can receive through this Printer Type, see the Data Types table.

Select the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) version in order to establish connectivity between the data collector and the data source. The following SNMP versions are available:

SNMP v1/v2

Select this option if you want to collect data from SNMP v.1/v.2 enabled printers. Printer devices should have the SNMP turned on for allowing interrogation via SNMP v1/v2. If you select SNMP v1/v2 type of connection, you must specify the Read Community Name.

Read Community Name

Specifies the name of the SNMP community to which the printer belongs. This name must match the SNMP community name set at the physical printer.

SNMP v3

Select this option if you want to collect data from SNMP v3 enabled printers. Use SNMP v3 type of connection for RICOH printers or any other printer that has SNMP v3 enabled and a proper printer MIB implementation. Printer devices should have the SNMP turned on for allowing interrogation via SNMP v.3. If you select SNMP v3 type of connection, you must specify the Username, Context Name, and the Security Level. SNMP v3 supports three levels of security:

  1. Minimum - without authentication and privacy.

  2. Medium - with authentication, but without privacy.

  3. Maximum - with authentication and privacy.

    If you specify Maximum, the following information is required:

    Authentication Type
    Specifies the authentication protocol used to encrypt and/or decrypt the messages exchange between the data collector and the printer. This is required for medium and maximum levels of security and above. You can select one of the following values:
    • MD5 - HMAC-MD5-96 authentication protocol.

    • SHA - HMAC-SHA-96 authentication protocol.

    In order to be valid, this attribute must match the printer settings.

    Privacy Type
    Specifies the type of privacy protocol between the data collector and the printer, if the SNMPv3 security level is set to maximum. The following types of privacy settings are available:
    DES
    The Data Encryption Standard uses a 56-bit key for each 64-bit block of data.
    AES-128
    The Advanced Encryption Standard uses a 128-bit key for a fixed block size of 128-bit.
    AES-192
    The Advanced Encryption Standard uses a 192-bit key for a fixed block size of 128-bit.
    AES-256
    The Advanced Encryption Standard uses a 256-bit key for a fixed block size of 128-bit.
    Privacy Password

    Specifies the privacy key to use with the privacy protocol.

    This attribute is SNMP v3 specific and it is mandatory for maximum security-level.

    The privacy password set in this field and the privacy password set on the printer must match.

Note: When Ricoh Supervisor Data Collector collects information from printers through SNMP, the job names are converted into characters of the code page that is set on printers. Job names with characters from a code page different from the printer language, might be displayed incorrectly. Make sure that the printer language and the language of job names belong to the same code page.

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