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How do I configure lpd printing on my UNIX host?

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I would like to use my Digi Ethernet unit for lpd printing from my UNIX host. How do I configure this? What port name should I use?
asked Nov 26, 2003 in Portserver TS by Guest1 New to the Community (1 point)

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Using the lpd Protocol:

Here are some tips for configuring the print spooler on your UNIX system when you intend to print using the lpd protocol to a printer attached to terminal/device server:

• The number of copies option with lpr is not supported.
• Banner pages are not supported.
• The device server’s DNS name or IP address is the
remote system’s name.
• Queue names must conform to the following conventions:

— Begin the queue name with one of the following character strings:

(a) Use ASCII if you want device server to substitute
carriage return and line feed characters for each line feed the system sends.
(b) Use raw if no substitution should be performed.

— After the queue name, insert an underscore character and the number of the device server port to which the printer is attached.

— If you want to use either of the following options, specify an additional underscore and then the letter that identifies the option:

(a) Use f to append a form feed character to the end of
each file in a print job .

(b) Use d to add a Ctrl-d to the end of each
file in a print job. (This is often required by PostScript printers).

Examples:

String Result
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ascii_1 Prints to port 1 and translates CR to CR/LF.
ascii_8_f Prints to port 8, translates CR to CR/LF and
prints a form feed at the end of the job.
raw_1_d Prints to port 1 with no translation and
appends a Ctrl-d to the end of the print job.
answered Nov 26, 2003 by userid0 Veteran of the Digi Community (2,158 points)
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