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KB#00276-How to access Unix printers from a TCP/IP client

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How to access Unix printers from a TCP/IP client

Description:

Start the Data Server on Unix side using a config.bbx file that has all the printers defined: 
        pro5.server -r -l./ds.log -cconfig.bbx 

with an ALIAS line defined in the Data Server's config.bbx file such as: 
        ALIAS P1 /dev/lp "Printer on Server" CR,...etc 

Then you can open any printer defined in that config.bbx via the Data Server: 
        open(1)"/<your_server,port=1100>P1" 

Note that this only works with a UNIX Data Server. This will not work with a Windows NT Data Server. With a windows client, this functionality makes it easy for a windows client to use a Unix printer. If the target printer exists on another windows machine, it can be accessed via Universal Naming Convention (which works 'on the fly') or by simply setting up a printer in control panel that uses the shared printer. 





Last Modified: 02/23/2004 Product: PRO/5 Operating System: Unix

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