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Solaris - Sun: Print to NT4 printer

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Does anyone know how to get Solaris to print to a NT network. It is my understanding that NT4.0 will print UNIX LPD, but I have been told that Solaris does not use LPD. Any ideas how I can get the UNIX boxes, on the same tcp/ip -  NT network, to print to Intel based NT 4.0 workstations.
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Hello there...
When you print to a remote print server in Solaris, the lpsched daemon hands the print request straight to the lpnet daemon (network printer daemon ;-) The lpnet daemon can establish a connection with an lpd process running on a print server. so the answer to your first question is, yes Solaris does use LPD.

This is what you do on the UNIX box...
Now that you've put the correct entries in /etc/hosts
launch admintool choose add printer fill in the three entries for printer name, Print server, and a description to identify the printer. This works for remote Solaris print servers. It's worth trying it for your NT print server.
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Sorry about the delay, the UNIX people had a few questions,
Can NT interoperate with a Solaris - based print server, if so how.
We have NO machines running SunOs & therefore our print server is running Solaris (Using LPSched Vice LPD)
I am a NT person so I don't know what most of this means, but the UNIX guy and myself would really like to get the Suns to be able to print on the NT printers - any help and or instructions would be greatly appriciated.
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Well , perhaps you need a program named
 SAMBA , install it client software and try to print from sun.

SAMBA is located at :
   http://samba.anu.edu.au/samba
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