We run Pyramids and 3B2s here. The Pyramids have both lpd and the AT&TQuote:>I am running lpd on a SVr3.2 AT&T 3B2 and am using an /etc/printcap
>file for defining printers. What I would like to do is to allow
>printing remote files to my computer and route them to an HP Laserjet
>that is connected to /dev/tty28, using the lpd software (most printing
>requests will come from QVTNET), I just cant seem to figure out
>what I need to put in my /etc/printcap file that will allow lpd to
>route to a printer that is already defined on the system as a printer
>(as it is used by the 3B2 as laserjet1 for lp printing and has an
>interface programming in the /usr/spool/lp/admins/lp/interface directory)
>If you can understand this and can help me out I would appreciate it as
>I am somewhat new to the lpd world.
If I were dead set on doing this, I would probably put in some kind of
front end that would only allow queueing from both subsystems, and run
either one or the other spooler.
As a lark, I tried setting this up with a /etc/printcap entry that ran a
shell script to toss the job to the AT&T spooler. Worked ok, but we are
mostly a AT&T print shop so it didn't get much of a workout. Thus, a
low confidence level, ergo, not included here. I could provide if
I've been trying for the better part of two days to configure a remote
printer on my Linux 1.1.59 slackware system, and am getting nowhere. It
appears as though the :if: filter is never executed regardless of what
I do. I built an /etc/printcap file that looks like:
lp|NEC Mod 95:\
(Note: the lp=/dev/m200.com1 line is intended to have all print output
stuffed in this file. I created it with touch, chmod 777. Just trying
to save paper during testing.)
where the filter1 file looks like:
The f1 file is never created by touch from this last line above.
The /var/adm/messages and syslog do not provide any feedback. The spool
directory exists, and permissions are generous. The lpr/lpd permissions
and ownerships all appear to be valid.
Has anyone seen problems like this before? Any help would be greatly