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