Printing from UNIX to a Novell printer?

Printing from UNIX to a Novell printer?

Post by David A. Rich » Sat, 23 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Has anyone had any luck printing from a UNIX box to a Novell printer?  I know
there is some special hardware and software that exists, but cost is
a factor.  

If anyone could point me in the direction of info on how to do this I
would be grateful.

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Thanks a lot,



Printing from UNIX to a Novell printer?

Post by Joel Susse » Thu, 28 Mar 1996 04:00:00

The way I did this was with the line printer daemon software from

I set a computer up to be a remote line printer daemon.
I tested to see if it would print to a physically attached printer  
remotely from Unix.  It worked.

I then logged the computer onto novell as a user and then captured the
printer port with printcap to a novell printer.

Voila a Unix to Novell gateway.

I am switching to a dedicted print servers though.  I've decided on
Digitals Products Inc's Netprint Devices.

The computers get bumped of novell too often to deal with for me.


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