Printing to network printers

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Tue Dec 16 16:10:00 GMT 2008

Steve Rainbird wrote:
> How can I print to a network printer?
> I know if its attached to a server I can say
> lpr -d //server/printer file
> But what do I do if the printer isn't attached to a server and is just a 
> printer on the network?

So it's connected to the network with what, some kind of print server?
If so and assuming the print server allows you to descibe the printer as
a samba share, then the //<printer server name>/<printer share name>
syntax may work.  An IP address may be used in place of
<printer server name> too.  If not, you need to configure the printer
through Windows as a network TCP/IP printer and then access it as you
would a local printer.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
216 Dalton Rd.                          (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746


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