Solved

printing through lpNet instead of lpd

Posted on 1997-02-18
7
311 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
I want to set up NT4 machines to contact my print server (Ultra Sparc with Solaris 2.5 and CAP).
Unfortunately, my print server uses lpNet (and not lpd).
Does anybody knows if it is possible to set up my NT4 machines to print through lpNet? (and how ...)
I don't want to send print jobs directly with an appletalk port (because of quotas)

Thanks in advance,
Benoit Baguette
0
Comment
Question by:bb021897
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 2
7 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:bb021897
ID: 1558840
Edited text of question
0
 

Author Comment

by:bb021897
ID: 1558841
Edited text of question
0
 

Author Comment

by:bb021897
ID: 1558842
Adjusted points to 150
0
Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

 

Author Comment

by:bb021897
ID: 1558843
Adjusted points to 250
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
saji042497 earned 250 total points
ID: 1558844
As you say, to configure WINNT to print on a Solaris Print server you have to configure the lpd on the Solaris system.

I presume you have your TCP/IP configured on both your solaris and WINNT system and the basic connectivity is established.

Follow the following steps :-

login as root first

#sacadm -a -p tcp -t listen -c "/usr/lib/saf/listen tcp" -v `nlsadmin -V` -n 9999

#pmadm -a -p tcp -s lpd -m `nlsadmin -o /var/spool/lp/fifos/listenBSD -A"00020203xxxxxxxx0000000000000000"` -v `nlsadmin -V`

(NOTE:the xxxxxxxx has to be substituted with the IP address of the solaris system, and this has to be provided in HEX format)

#lpsystem -t bsd yyyyy
(NOTE:yyyyy stands for the name of the WINNT system i.e /etc/hosts entry)

#lpshut
#lpstart

For further details please go through the SUNOX 5.X docs.

0
 

Author Comment

by:bb021897
ID: 1558845
It doesn't work.
Can you give me more information on the configuration of the printer port of the NT machine.
When I configure a lpr port with the name of my printer server, my NT machine says that there is no lpd daemon on my printer server. Of course, as it is a solaris 2.5 server. Is that the problem?

Perhaps the problem comes from this:
lpsystem -A --> 0020203000000000000000000000000
and not 0020203xxxxxxxx0000000000000000 with xxxxxxxx .....
but when I remove the service lpd and then add it with the "correct" IP address, I can't print anymore (neither from solaris machine nor NT)

Thanks for your help
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:saji042497
ID: 1558846
sorry for my typo

#pmadm -a -p tcp -s lpd -i root -m `nlsadmin -o /var/spool/lp/fifos/listenBSD -A"\x00020203xxxxxxxx0000000000000000"` -v `nlsadmin -V`

Please note xxxxxxxx is your Solaris systems IP address in HEX format.

This set of commands will configure lpd on your Solaris 2.5 system. Don't mind the 'lpsystem -A' output.

The Windows NT side requires only the TCP/IP printing to be enabled.

0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
HP Laser Jet Errors 10 122
backup computers on Workgroup 10 92
Unable to install Canon shared printers on Windows 7 PC's 6 54
Reasons for disabling SMB signing? 5 50
A brief overview to explain gateways, default gateways and static routes OR NO - you CANNOT have two default gateways on the same server, PC or other Windows-based network device. In simple terms a gateway is formed when a computer such as a serv…
Enterprise networks where VoIP phones have been deployed frequently use port configurations that allow both a computer and an IP phone to be plugged into the same switch port but use different VLANs. On Cisco equipment I'm referring to the "native V…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question