>As long as your print clients (NT, VMS, whatever) can utilize lpr/lpd
>style printing, it should work fine.
>> Does someone have any experience by using a Solaris machine as an
>> enterprise print server. I mean that all the other machines (NT, VMS,
>> Other Unix boxes) are passing ?through? the Solaris print server. Which=
>> product should we use ?
We use a Solaris computer as a print server about 80 network-attached
printers. Look for `lp-magic' at http://mail.cc.umanitoba.ca/source/
for more information.
Note that network printing with the lpr/lpd protocol works best when
the machine that spools the print jobs to a queue is also the machine
that drives the printer directly. If the printer, for example, has
its own print queue, then print jobs will seem to disappear into the
printer as soon as they are spooled, leading to user confusion.
-Gary Mills- -Unix Support- -U of M Academic Computing and Networking-