Printer installation on Solaris 2.6

What are the basic steps to installing an Epson 850 dot matrix printer on a Sun Ultra 5 Solaris 2.6.  I am a neophyte re: Unix.  I really would like to print over the network thru an NT 4.0 machine.  Epson is setup to print from NT 4.0 very well (it appears).  I would connect the 850 directly to the Ultra 5 if I have to.  Thanks!
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To use the NT print queue:
man lpadmin:
-s system-name[!printer-name]
Make a remote printer  (one that must be  accessed through  another  system)  accessible  to users on your system. system-name is the name of the remote system  on which the remote printer is located it. printer-name is the name used on the remote systemfor  that  printer.  For  example,  if you want to access  printer1  on   system1  and  you  want  it called  printer2 on your system:

lpadmin -p printer2 -s system1!printer1

Note, NT must be set up to support lpd and the printer name (under NT) can't contain spaces.

To drive a printer with its own network connection directly:
(From the Sun FAQ at
http://www.fwi.uva.nl/pub/solaris/solaris2.html, section 3.12)

3.12) How can I print to a networked printer?
Before Solaris 2.6, you either needed special software like JetAdmin or get a printer that supported the BSD print protocol and set your system up as a BSD client.

Starting with Solaris 2.6, there's a new lp "model" script, "netstandard". This script allows you to print to remote BSD type printers as well as over raw TCP/IP connections. It's used like this:


# Raw TCP
lpadmin -p <localname> -m netstandard -o protocol=tcp -o dest=host:port \
      -v /dev/null
# BSD
lpadmin -p <localname> -m netstandard -o protocol=bsd -o dest=host \
      -v /dev/null

Enable/accept and you're all set.

When using netstandard, all filtering is done locally. When configured as a BSD print client, filtering isn't done locally as only print servers should filter jobs.

Hope this helps, Tim



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