printing on aix4.3.4

Hi   I am unable to print from aix server to a printer queue  that resides on windows print server i addeed the ptint ques using the smit queue  added as a remote queue the command and start the printer queue..when i send a job it errors out and print queue goes down .connection to the server timed out ...i do have a print server entry in the /etc/hosts file what am i doing roung .....please help.....

lp -d queuename filename
kaka123Asked:
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gheistCommented:
Do you run LPD on Windows ???
kaka123Author Commented:
i don't know how can i check if the LPD is running on the windows machine .
kaka123Author Commented:
Urgent Plesae let me know what else i need to check ...what should be in the /etc/hosts file the printer ip or the print server ip please let me know .....help ............HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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gheistCommented:
Post output of "oslevel -r" as there was never such thing as AIX 4.3.4

In Windows  NT 3.51 you have to install "Other network print services" or smth like that
kaka123Author Commented:
i am sorry it is 4.3.3 ...
kaka123Author Commented:
I get this message when i try to restrat the queue it comes back with message

(warning) 0781-374 Connection to the server timed out after retrying
rembak : errno = 79 : A  remote  host refused an attempted connection..

i can ping the server and the printer from the aix machine ...
kaka123Author Commented:
please help......can some one please take look at this and tell what is the problem ...
gheistCommented:
Please run command "oslevel -r" on your AIX and post the result.
kaka123Author Commented:
it is 4330-10
gheistCommented:
Thanks, thats fine.
Go and install LPD service on Windows, make sure printer share names are shorter than 8 chars and they will be shared as LPD queues.
kaka123Author Commented:
I am sorry guy's we are having some issue with our windows print server and we have build one of the sun machine as our print server so now i need to connect this aix machine to solaris print server does any one know how its get done from here...
Thank you all for your reply .

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kaka123Author Commented:
Hello Guy's i am sorry to be the pain now i am to the point where i creted a print queue on solaris prinserver and created a print  queue using smit queue add print queue and selected the start processing and add the queue name and print server name and queue on the print server .NOw when i try to send a file to a printer lp -d queuename  file name  and then i do lpstat it shows the following printqueue is ready and printing ...But the job never prints ..any ideas whats going on and where the job is printing ...
gheistCommented:
Problem is somewhere in Solaris side. Look into /var/adm/lpd.log (?) for filter errors or missing filters etc. ( or enable lpr.debug logging to some file )
kaka123Author Commented:
Thanks for your reply!! The Solaris print server is a 2.51 machine and the log stat unable to access printer port permission denied..error 14
gheistCommented:
SunOS v 2.51 is very old.
Install some Linux mandriva or FreeBSD

Most likely spooler running as user "lpd" accessed root-owned parallel port device.
Graeme_CowellCommented:
AIX 4.3 is very old!  Should be on 5.3 by now.
gheistCommented:
5.1 on MCA machines 5.2 on 32bit machines ...
Graeme_CowellCommented:
MCA machines?  Surely not!  Our last one of those disappeared in a puff of smoke at least two years ago, but we do have an rspc machine that won't go beyond 5.1
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