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Re: Network printing issues...

Hello Kristian,

It looks like you haven't specified how to find the remote printers
on the other three machines.  In /etc/printcap you should have an entry
such as this;

rljet|Remote Laser Printer:\

for each of the three machines.  You could have more or less in each
entry but the important line is;


As you can see my printserver is named "printbox" (really original huh?)

Be sure and run the command "lpc reread" after you modify /etc/printcap
so the print server sees the new configuration information.

This works great for me.


T. Tilton
Kristian Rink wrote:
> Hello everybody...
> ...facing the fact that a friendly guy provided me with quite some nice laser printer (Brother HL-1240) to fit into my small LAN, I am now more or less for the first time dealing with the issues of network printing.
> How things are:
> 'Server': 486DX-40 box running potato and lprng, installed and configured the system through magicfilter to use the ljet2p driver, and the printer works fine this way.
> Clients: Three different machines in the local network running potato and Mandrake 7.1, their names (known to the server's /etc/hosts) are entered into /etc/hosts.equiv, and in the local /etc/printcap 's, the remote printer queue is set up & ready to run. Trying to do 'any' print-out to the remote printer ends up with - nothing. No error message, no message in any of the servers log files, no jobs in the printer queue, no print.
> Can anyone give me a hint what I might have missed in my configuration to get this thing done? :))
> Thanks in advance, have a fine sunday everybody... :)
> Regards,
> Kristian
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