[rescue] RE: OT: LPR & 9100

Monty Walls mwalls at castor.oktax.state.ok.us
Tue Sep 14 11:56:23 CDT 2004

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 10:07:13 -0400
William Enestvedt wrote:

> Patrick wrote:
> >
> > You shouldn't even NEED the Win2k3 boxen.  Every Jetdirect I am
> > familiar with can accept LPR jobs straight over the TCP/IP network.
> >
>    ...and...
> >
> > Why not just take a Linux box and setup Samba (if needed for some
> > reason to have Windows style printers) then run it through magicfilter
> > or aps-filter (if needed to get PCL output) - should be a LOT more
> > efficient.
> >
> > I have found sticking Windows XP/2K in the middle to handle print
> > requests results in major suckage.
> >

I'm using CUPS under solaris driving about 25 printers (mostly jetdirects), 
and feeding it from multiple Sun/Oracle servers.  Works fairly well, and
is much more reliable than feeding jetdirect from lpsched under Solaris.

One oddity is that oracle requires access to a X11 display for forms printing
before cups see's the output. 


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