Fco> How do you set up an output filter for a remote printer in the
Fco> BSD printer svc?
Fco> How do you face then with printers with a built-in printing
Fco> queue? It would be nice if you could simply specify an `of' for a
Fco> remote printer too.
I ran into this problem recently when replacing a LaserJet 4m on a
SunOS box with a new LaserWriter 16/600. The LaserWriters no longer
have a serial port, so I couldn't just swap, but they do have a built
in lpd service, so I tried that. Mistake. The built in queue was a
neat idea, but as you pointed out, you can't do any filtering ... Has
anyone used this feature in a non-trivial environment?
I ended up installing the Columbia Appletalk Package (CAP) papif
filter for talking ethertalk to the printer. Now I do filtering on
the Sun before shipping it over the net via ethertalk to the printer.
Works well. You might want to check it out if you are in a similar
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