lp printing to remote printer problem

lp printing to remote printer problem

Post by Dan Hensle » Wed, 01 Sep 1999 04:00:00

I have a printing problem with sol 2.6.  The print jobs are spooled to a
printer 100 miles away from the Sun.  We are using tcp/ip over a 256kp
connection.  The printer is a Lexmark 1855n, networked with a 10bt
card.  The printer works fine with Data General DG/UX and from PCs.  It
also works fine with a local Sun 450.  Part of the time the print jobs
come with no problems but if it is a large job or there are mulitiple
jobs in the q it hangs and will not print.  Today the jobs show in
lpstat and after a few minutes instead of printing they just go away.
These are postscript jobs.

Other times when I have watched everything the job will begin to spool
to the printer and the printer buffer will act as if it is getting the
job and then the job will time-out.  Usually when it tries again it will

Any ideas?

Dan Hensley           "Networks are like children--You can't manage
602-379-3086           properly if you don't really understand them."
Opinions are mine unless otherwise shown


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