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Re: [vox-tech] computer pretending to be a printer
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Re: [vox-tech] computer pretending to be a printer



On Tuesday 30 November 2004 01:33 pm, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Ken Bloom (kabloom@ucdavis.edu):
> > I think he wanted to make the computer *emulate* a printer. Which
> > would be an interesting exercise, and would probably be as simple as
> > using cat, assuming the machine isn't sending any formatting to the
> > printer.
>
> Well, he didn't _really_ want to emulate a printer, if I understood
> correctly.  The printer was a fallback solution, and an unsatisfactory
> one at that; what he wanted was to log scientific output.  Logging it to
> file would seem what he was aiming at, but he had the problem of not
> being able to run ethernet out of that room.  (Why he didn't use
> ethernet _within_ the room wasn't clear to me.)

probably because *he* wasn't thinking! hehehhe

I will give the ethernet solution a try first.

> > Certainly PLIP isn't involved.
>
> Well, it would be if he decided to solve the problem via an NFS mount
> onto a nearby Linux host.  Thus my suggestion.
>
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