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Null print symbiont? (Dummy printer queue)

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The Question is:

How du you set up a dummy printer ip-queue?
The queue is defined with: /PROCESSOR=UCX$TELNETSYM
/on="node:9999" where portnumber 9999 is not defined at all. Printing on this
 queue results in lots of tcpip errors and remaining entries.
How do I define a real dummy ip-portnumber??

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS Wizard is unfamiliar with the general use of a dummy IP host
  and/or port specification in printing, and additional background on the
  application requirements would be useful.
  If you simply wish a null print symbiont, the OpenVMS Wizard would use
  one of the available (Freeware) null print symbiont tools.  These do
  not use a remote communications mechanism, as this is unnecesssary.
  If you wish to use IP and the telnet symbiont for printing, then the
  OpenVMS Wizard would expect that a valid IP host and port specification
  will be required and would expect to see errors when an incorrect target
  specification is provided.
  UCX$TELNETSYM is the name associated with the telnet symbiont on TCP/IP
  Services versions prior to V5.0.  With V5.0 and later, the symbiont name
  is TCPIP$TELNETSYM, and use of this (new) name is recommended.  Use of
  TCP/IP Services V5.1 and associated ECO -- the current version as of this
  writing in August 2001 -- is recommended.

answer written or last revised on ( 1-AUG-2001 )

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