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Printing via HP JetDirect? (LAT)

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The Question is:

How do you setup a LAT queue to talk to a HPLaserjet printer via a JetDirect
 network connection?

The Answer is :

  If the HP JetDirect controller (or the particular printer NIC in use)
  supports the LAT protocol, please see the information in LAT$STARTUP
  and LAT$SYSTARTUP, and see the OpenVMS system management documentation
  on setting up a print queue.
  Printing via LAT to external terminal server (DECserver) or other
  dedicated external network interface (RapidPrint or otherwise) is an
  option, assuming you can locate the necessary network hardware -- this
  approach uses the serial or parallel port on the particular printer.
  If the JetDirect supports IP, please see the discussions in topic 1020
  and elsewhere, as well as the TCP/IP Services printing documentation.
  For a comparision of LAT and telnet, please see other discussions
  here in ATW.

answer written or last revised on ( 15-DEC-2000 )

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