> I am new to working on Unix. I am facing the following issues :
> 1. I know there's a networked server say server1 which has a printer
> attached to it.How can I get its IP addr sitting on my Unix server ?
If your system knows it by the name 'server1' then you can try:
ping -s server1 (see manpage since args vary)
ypcat -k hosts | grep server1
grep server1 /etc/hosts
If ping says it's an unknown host then you have to go to a system that
knows the host.
> 2. In case it is a Windows NT m/c ( which i guess it is ) Can i
> connect to it . Do i need to use Samba . Samba is still not installed
> on my Server.
> 3. Incase i dont require Samba , how do I use that printer on that
> server ? I mean how to install it ??
You can enable TCP/IP printing on the/an NT box, the details of which
are OT here. Once you do that you can direct print jobs to it like any
other *NIX based remote printer.
Exactly how you set up a remote printer depends on your *NIX OS. Look
for the manpages for 'printcap' or 'lpadmin'.
> Would appreciate any help.
> Thanx in advance
Senior Software Engineer
NimbleGen Systems Inc.