[rescue] printing alternatives?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Fri Jul 6 14:17:50 CDT 2007

>From: Mike Hebel <nimitz at nimitzbrood.com>
>Date: 2007/07/06 Fri PM 12:23:33 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] printing alternatives?

>The steam powered teletype chattered and a message from James Hartley
>rolled out in a wad of paper tape...
>> I'm wrestling with making an old Cobalt Qube 2 into a print server (using
>> NetBSD...).  I'm looking into printing alternatives, such as lpr, CUPS,
>> lprNG, or Ghostscript.  Any & all comments as to configuration issues,
>> which
>> may be better or more extensible, most actively maintained, etc. would be
>> greatly appreciated.
>It'll work but unless you're printing a buttload of documents you might be
>better off getting a cheap JetDirect box.  I think I paid all of $29
>shipped for my external parallel one off of Flea-Bay.

Little Netgear and D-Link units work well also, I personally have a great fondness for internal print servers, but most of my printers seem to be vastly under-utilized workgroup printers from another era (LJ2100 and LJ5 Si/MX currently)...


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