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Remote Printing: Linux --> Novell

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Running RedHat 5.1 and used "printtool" to set up remote (SMB?) printing to a Novell Netware servers printer pool.  I entered the correct hostname/IP of the server, and under filters chose the correct printer.  When I print something and do an LPQ, it goes to the queue, and then disappears (like it printed), but nothing is printing.  I need to be able to print via the Novell server.  Ideas?
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If you happen to have a smb print server on your netware server... But if you don't, check if you have ncpfs (rpm -q ncpfs) installed. This package has an "nprint" command. To actually print you need to hack (or create from scratch) the filter to print... This works for me:

in /etc/printcap:

netwprinter|NetwarePrinter:\
      :lp=/dev/null:\
      :sh:\
      :sd=/var/spool/lpd/netwprinter:\
      :if=/var/spool/lpd/netwprinter/filter:

where /var/spool/lpd/netwprinter/filter is a tiny script:

#!/bin/bash
/usr/bin/nprint -S net -U name -P passwd -q printqueue -


Good Luck
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