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Spooled Devices and IP Printing?

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The Question is:

We currently use lat printers and have queues set up  with logicals which we
 assign to uses by the logicals.  We download fonts and forms to these seriel
 printer via esc codes.
We need to print to our lan tcpip printers and some printers over our WAN.  I
 have tied setting up both telnet  and lpd printers but can seems to get it to
 work right.  I can set up a telnmet printer that prints basic command line
 items using the print co
mmand BUT our users never reach command line.  Their jobs are directed to the
 physical queues using the logical names.  I can get these to work as the
 references want a physical device.
Where can I get some detailed intructions on TCPIP versus lat printing and how
 to switch from LAT to ip.
Also, we have never gotten our 10/100 card to function at 100 even after
 digital loaded the cards and said all we needed to do was upgrade the OS,
 which we did.  So both our cards run a 10 mbs.

The Answer is :

  Please see topic (1020) for general IP and IP printing information.
  It would appear that your application(s) expect direct access to
  a device -- a spooled device -- and not a queue.  One option here
  would involve configuring reverse telnet via a dedicated TN device.
  (Of course, the best approach would involve fixing the applications
  to avoid direct device access.)   Some of the topics related to
  reverse (spooled) telnet printing include:
    (1808) and (6447)
  Some of the following other discussions might be of interest, too:
    (546), (2312), (2407), (2631), (2696), (3202), (3280), (5173),
    (5737), (5881), (6271), (6467), (7143), (7151)
  As for operating a NIC (Ethernet LAN Controller) at 10 megabits per
  second vs 100 megabits per second, please check the network switch and
  please check the console environment variables and the LANCP host settings
  for the controllers -- it can be quite easy for a network configuration
  to negotiate an unexpected speed.  (The OpenVMS Wizard will assume DE500
  here, and will note the DE500 section included in the OpenVMS FAQ.)

answer written or last revised on ( 18-FEB-2002 )

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