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Re: [vox-tech] remote printing woes

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] remote printing woes
  • From: "Mark K. Kim" <mMAPSkkim@ucdavis.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 18:47:42 -0800
  • References: 20010302155658.A306@dirac.org

Not that I can help or anything, but out of curiosity, what protocol are
you using to share the printer?


On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> i'm trying to get navalle ( to use satan's ( printer.
> here's what i've done:
> 1. satan:/etc/hosts.lpd
> 2. navalle:/etc/printcap
>       lp|Remote printer entry:\
>                               :sd=/var/spool/lpd/remote:\  # Local spool directory
>                               :mx#0:\                      # Max file size 
>                               :sh:                         # Surpress header page
>                               :rm=satan:\                  # System that has the 
>physical printer
>                               :rp=lp0:\                    # Remote printer name on 
> 3. satan:/etc/printcap
>       lp|Generic dot-matrix printer entry:\
>                         :lp=/dev/lp0:\
>                         :sd=/var/spool/lpd/lp:\
>                         :if=/var/spool/lpd/myfilter:\
>                         :af=/var/log/lp-acct:\
>                         :lf=/var/log/lp-errs:\
>                         :pl#66:\
>                         :pw#80:\
>                         :pc#150:\
>                         :mx#0:\
>                         :sh:
> 4. both machines can ping, scp, ssh, etc each other.
> 5. using tcpdump:
>    i determined that navalle isn't even trying to send packets to satan
>    for printing.  whatever's going wrong, it's on navalle's side.
> 6. logs:
>    the reason why i'm posting this is that there's nothing in the logs for
>    me to act on.  no error messages on either machine.  i can't even begin
>    to guess what's going wrong.
> 7.  on navalle, lpc status indicates:
>         queuing is enabled
>         printing is enabled
>         no entries
>         lp is ready and printing
> everything looks great.   i'm stumped.  any advice?
> pete

Mark K. Kim
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