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Date:      Tue, 30 Dec 2003 17:20:03 -0800
From:      "Lee Mx" <lee_ver_mx@hotmail.com>
To:        ecrist@adtechintegrated.com, jesse@wingnet.net, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: ZOT Print Server....
Message-ID:  <BAY8-F111jTsLAU3CGG00009eba@hotmail.com>

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>From: Eric F Crist <ecrist@adtechintegrated.com>
>To: "Lee Mx" <lee_ver_mx@hotmail.com>, 
>jesse@wingnet.net,freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: ZOT Print Server....
>Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 18:30:14 -0600
>
>On Tuesday 30 December 2003 06:23 pm, Lee Mx wrote:
> > I looked quickly at the link and this seems to be a standard network 
>print
> > server.  I assume that you have either assigned an ip or are using dhcp.
> > From there it is a standard setup.  I also use apsfilter and it works 
>great
> > for both my unix boxes and windows boxes without samba.  It isn't needed
> > but I'm sure that it would work well also.  Where are you having
> > difficulities?
>
>I am able to print fine to the printer if it's connected directly to the
>computer.  However, if I go through the apsfilter setup and try to use the 
>IP
>address (192.168.1.2) and 'raw' as the printer name, the printer doesn't 
>even
>seem to register that it recieved any data.  If I don't enter any name for
>the printer name, and just use the IP address as the computer name, I still
>get nothing.

Eric

Here is one of my printcap entries for a laserjet.  It works great.  Maybe 
if you compare them you will find the problem.

lp|laser|ljet4;r=300x300;q=medium;c=full;p=letter;m=auto:\
    :lp=:\
    :rm=192.168.5.251:\
#    :rp=192.168.5.251:\
    :if=/usr/local/etc/apsfilter/basedir/bin/apsfilter:\
    :sd=/var/spool/lpd/laser:\
    :lf=/var/spool/lpd/laser/log:\
    :af=/var/spool/lpd/laser/acct:\
    :mx#0:\
    :sh:
# APS1_END - don't delete this

A regular line printer that I use to print checks from another unix box  is:

cheques|Impresora para cheques:\
  :sh:\
  :if=/usr/local/libexec/if.sh: \
  :rm=192.168.5.250:sd=/var/spool/output/cheques:lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:

I also have a line printer for accounting that has a wide carrage and it is.

lp|local line printer:\
  :sh:\
  :rm=192.168.5.252:sd=/var/spool/output/lpd:lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:
# :rm=192.168.5.251:sd=/var/spool/output/lpd:lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:

All my windows machines can print to all as can the unix boxes.  I'm using 
three different brands of print servers, BTW.

I hope this helps,

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