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 on the data collected through this printer type, see Collected Data.

Select the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) version 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 v1/v2 enabled printers. Make sure that SNMP is enabled on the printer. If you select SNMP v1/v2, you must specify the Read Community Name setting.

Read Community Name
Specifies the name of the SNMP community to which the printer belongs. This value must match the SNMP community name set on the physical printer.
SNMP v3

Select this option if you want to collect data from SNMP v3 enabled printers. Use SNMP v3 for RICOH printers or any other printer that has SNMP v3 enabled and a proper printer MIB implementation. Make sure that SNMP is enabled on the printer. If you select SNMP v3, you must specify the Username, Context Name, and Security Level settings.

Username
Specifies the name of the user the message is being exchanged for. The value specified in this field must match the user name set on the printer.
Context Name
Specifies the SNMP v3 context name as defined on the device. The value specified in this field must match the context name set on the printer.

This setting is optional.

Security Level
Specifies the SNMP v3 security level:
  • Minimum: without authentication and privacy.

  • Medium: with authentication, but without privacy.

  • Maximum: with authentication and privacy.

To use the Maximum level, this information is required:

Authentication Type
Specifies the authentication protocol used to encrypt and decrypt the messages exchanged between the data collector and the printer:
  • MD5: HMAC-MD5-96 authentication protocol.

  • SHA: HMAC-SHA-96 authentication protocol.

The specified authentication type must match the printer settings.

Authentication Password
Specifies the password used for encrypting the communication. The value specified in this field must match the password set on the printer.
Privacy Type
Specifies the type of privacy protocol between the data collector and the printer:
  • 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.

The specified privacy type must match the printer settings.

Privacy Password

Specifies the privacy key to use with the privacy protocol. The privacy password set in this field and the privacy password set on the printer must match.

Note: To correctly display printer data, such as job names, when RICOH Supervisor Data Collector receives information through SNMP, make sure that the value set for the Printer Character Set option matches the language settings configured on the printer. For more information, see the printer documentation.