Printing to network printers
Tue Dec 16 22:15:00 GMT 2008
"Steve Rainbird" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> 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 http://www.rfk.com
>> RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
>> 216 Dalton Rd. (508) 893-9889 - FAX
>> Holliston, MA 01746
>> A: Yes.
>> > Q: Are you sure?
>> >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>> >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?
> I have configured the printer in windows and printed the file to it using
> In the event viewer it says
> Document 13, \cobol\prints\PRINT.BALANCES.20081203083027 owned by
> steve.rainbird was printed on IAS_HP4PBN_A via port IP_10.26.5.11. Size
> in bytes: 274872; pages printed: 2
> When I print the same file using enscript I get
> Document 14, stdin owned by steve.rainbird was printed on IAS_HP4PBN_A via
> port IP_10.26.5.11. Size in bytes: 21499; pages printed: 0
> For some reason its not printing anything.
BTW enscript says
$ enscript -d IAS_HP4PBN_A PRINT.BALANCES.20081203083027
[ 4 pages * 1 copy ] sent to IAS_HP4PBN_A
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