Quote:Graham Jenkins writes:
> We have been using single-port Jetdirect cards for some time, and have
> recently acquired a 3-port model. The Jetdirect package we have doesn't
> appear to know about such an animal. Can anyone let me know if there is a new
> Release available, please. It's best that you respond direct to my email
> address. Thanks ..
How to configure an HP JetDirect EX Plus3 with SCO operating systems.
KEYWORDS: rlp remote print line tcpip lpd hp jet direct jetdirect ex plus3
three port configure hpnpcnfg hpnp network server efs122
RELEASE: SCO OpenServer Enterprise System Release 5.0.0
SCO OpenServer Desktop System Release 5.0.0
SCO OpenServer Host System Release 5.0.0
SCO Open Desktop Release 3.0
SCO Open Desktop Lite Release 3.0
SCO Open Server Enterprise System Release 3.0
SCO Open Server Network System Release 3.0
PROBLEM: I want to set up and use all three ports of an HP JetDirect
EX Plus3 print server and I can only get the first port to work.
SOLUTION: To get all 3 ports to work on an HP JetDirect EX Plus3 print server
requires configuring two network printing methods. Your system
must have Remote Line Printing (rlp) and HPJetDirect (hpnpcnfg)
NOTE: You do not need to use the HP JetDirect utility for
configuring the HP JetDirect EX Plus3. However, use of the HP
JetDirect utility allows for greater flexibility in configuring
the HP JetDirect EX Plus3. By using HP JetDirect configuration,
you will have an interface script for the printer attached to
port 1 of the HP JetDirect EX Plus3 box. Using RLP as the only
method of configuration means you will have no interface scripts
for any of the printers on the HP JetDirect EX Plus3. If you
don't need an interface script, simply disregard all references
to the HP JetDirect utility and use only the steps for configuring
The HP JetDirect EX Plus3 can be configured to use either BOOTP or
a default IP address. You can configure the HP JetDirect EX Plus3
using the front panel, or by using a telnet session from a server.
Once the HP JetDirect EX Plus3 has been configured, take these
steps to configure the SCO operating system to allow printing to
all three ports:
I. Install the HPJetDirect supplement (efs122) on your system.
The HPJetDirect supplement is only required for versions of
the operating system prior to SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.0 (it
is included in SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.0). Follow the
instructions for configuring an HP JetDirect card. Test and
confirm that you can print to the first port on the HP JetDirect
EX Plus 3. See IT tcpip/219 or IT os/1896 on how to install and
configure the HP JetDirect supplement.
II. Run the remote line printing configuration utility (mkdev rlp)
to configure remote line printing on the system. You can
configure the printers at this time or you can add or configure
remote printers any time by running "rlpconf". (NOTE: Do NOT run
"mkdev rlp" more than once.) See IT recipes/72 or IT os/2157
on configuring remote line printing.
III. After configuring the remote printers, edit the /etc/printcap
file to use the two additional ports on the HP JetDirect EX Plus3
print server. You can use the following examples for the changes
to the /etc/printcap file:
ORIGINAL PRINTCAP ENTRIES:
MODIFIED PRINTCAP ENTRIES:
The actual changes required are explained below:
1. Alias the printer name to the port position:
text1=port1 (ASCII) or raw1=port1 (POSTSCRIPT)
text2=port2 (ASCII) or raw2=port2 (POSTSCRIPT)
text3=port3 (ASCII) or raw3=port3 (POSTSCRIPT)
In the above example, the printer "freddy" was aliased to the
second port on the HP JetDirect EX Plus3 and the printer "slalom"
was aliased to the third port.
2. Change the remote printer queue (rp) to the queue name
as in raw1 or raw2 or raw3 for POSTSCRIPT or text1 or
text2 or text3 for ASCII. In the above example, the queue
for "freddy" was set to ASCII and "slalom" was set to postscript.
All three ports of the HP JetDirect EX Plus3 should now accept