Re: Remote printing with lprng
I found part of the problem. I added my brothers' computer to
/etc/hosts.lpd and it gave them access. However I have another
problem. After they print a message is sent by the lpd on my server
back to the user account on their machine. The message says:
"Your printer job ((stdin)) was not printed because it was not linked
to the original file." The job did print, but what do I need to modify
in order to stop that error message from being mailed.
On Wed, 02 Feb 2000, Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:
> Symbolic links work fine across separate filesystems, NFS or otherwise. Hard links
> cannot be made to files outside the filesystem where the file linked to resides. I
> would guess rather that the link failure refers to an inability to connect (or a
> connection which terminates). Look at the lpd man page to see how access is controlled
> to the printer. Perhaps try telneting to port 515 on the machine to see if you get
> "Joseph A. Martin" wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have a system set up for my family that is networked with
> > the rest of my systems. I want their machine to be able to print to my
> > machine. I have lprng installed on their system and a printcap entry
> > setup. This printcap entry works for network printing from my laptop
> > also running lprng. However, when I try to print from their machine
> > lpq shows status as "Link failure when sending j".
> > I have a suspicion as to the cause of the error. I seem to
> > remember that lpr will create a link from the real file to a file in
> > the spool directory. BUT their home directory is NFS mounted from my
> > server. IIRC links don't work across disparate file systems. How can I
> > tell lprng to copy the file rather than create a link? Am I off
> > balance in my analysis here?
> > later,
> > joseph
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