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Solaris 2.5 print client to SunOS4.1.4 Server

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I need to connect my Solaris 2.5 workstation to a printer.  I have another workstation running SunOS 4.1.4 that can print to a network printer and to an NT box serving other printers.  There is a JetDirect box connected to other printers as well.  I can not get Solaris to recognize printers on the SunOS server.  What can I do ?
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by:terryt121697
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what kind of printer is this?  If it's an HP, just use the jetadmin software for the setup.
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by:everett
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Not an HP.  It is a QMS PS-2200.  Most printers are shared via an NT server.  Can the printers be mounted from my Solaris machine to the NT server ?  Can the remote SUN OS 4.1.4 machine printers be mounted from my Solaris machine ?

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When configuring your Solaris box for accessing the printers
at the SunOS box, just install it as a plain network printer,
but with system type BSD instead of SYSV (S5). You can edit
this in /etc/lp/System if you already have installed those
printers, what you obviously did.
Accessing the NT printers from your Solaris box is a bit tricky.
You have to install the "Samba" package, which gives you a
"smbprint" utility. You can use this as a printer filter which
prints to your NT box. Installing this printer filter on your
Solaris box is described in the script itself, basically you
have to make copies of the script for each printer you want to
access, change the server and printer name (perhaps the password)
in the script(s) and install the printer with something like

lpadmin -punixprintername -v/dev/null -i/opt/samba/smbprint
enable unixprintername
accept unixprintername

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