Network printing from Solaris 2.5 to HP5Si
Posted on 1997-11-12
This is what I have:
- An HP LaserJet 5Si connected to the net with it's own IP address.
- An Ultra Sparc running 2.5, say called "p_srvr"
- a collection of Ultras, Sparc 4 and 5, say called "client1" and "client2".
I would like to make this HP5Si a networked printer with p_srvr as
the printer server and have all the clients talk to p_srvr when they
want to print on this printer (HP5Si).
I spoke to HP and was told that I would have to download a package,
called sol_pkgadd.d0315 and then have it "pkgadd"ed. (PS: HP also
told me that they would only help in setting the print server up and
not the clients).
Once I added the package, I was able to use the "jetadmin" utility
to connect to the printer and print off both ASCII and PostScript
documents to it.
The problem is that I am unable to configure a client to talk to the
server (p_srvr) and print to HP5Si.
When I execute:
lpadmin -p HP5Si -s p_srvr!HP5Si -Iany
it works fine and "lpstat -t" gives me the expected results. On sending
a print job, the printer becomes "faulted".