[rescue] OT: LPR & 9100

Mike Meredith mike at blackhairy.demon.co.uk
Tue Sep 14 02:02:11 CDT 2004

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 00:52:13 -0400, Eric Webb wrote:
> (Work is implementing SAP.  SAP runs on HP-UX machines, but forwards
> LPR requests to a Win2003 spooler before hitting the end devices -

Who came up with that idea ? Sounds like someone went out of their way
to make printing less reliable, and printers don't need any help with
that! The HP-UX machines should be able to send printouts direct to the

I'd avoid using the JetDirect "protocol" unless you have something
that'll do two-way communication and understands PJL. Stick to LPD or
IPP (but upgrade the firmware). 

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