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  1. Printing on a DP-301P Print server SCO Unix OSR 5.0.7

    How do a setup a printer that is on my local network with IP 192.168.2.17 ?
    The Unix server is on 192.168.2.7 on the same network.

    I tried "scoadmin" looking for something like "add tcp/ip printer" but no
    luck at all. So I'm thinking that I have to create a new port (i.e.
    /dev/lp192.168.2.17) so then I can assign a printer to it right ?

    Any help would be greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks

    Enrique



  2. Re: Printing on a DP-301P Print server SCO Unix OSR 5.0.7


    "Enrique Arredondo" wrote in message
    news:X77Qi.59349$YL5.31497@newssvr29.news.prodigy. net...
    > How do a setup a printer that is on my local network with IP 192.168.2.17
    > ? The Unix server is on 192.168.2.7 on the same network.
    >
    > I tried "scoadmin" looking for something like "add tcp/ip printer" but no
    > luck at all. So I'm thinking that I have to create a new port (i.e.
    > /dev/lp192.168.2.17) so then I can assign a printer to it right ?
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciate it.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Enrique
    >


    I can ping 192.168.2.17 ...here:

    /# ping 192.168.2.17
    PING 192.168.2.17 (192.168.2.17): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from mylan17 (192.168.2.17): icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=2.522 ms
    64 bytes from mylan17 (192.168.2.17): icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=1.086 ms
    64 bytes from mylan17 (192.168.2.17): icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=1.283 ms
    64 bytes from mylan17 (192.168.2.17): icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=1.330 ms
    64 bytes from mylan17 (192.168.2.17): icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=1.222 ms
    64 bytes from mylan17 (192.168.2.17): icmp_seq=5 ttl=255 time=0.075 ms



  3. Re: Printing on a DP-301P Print server SCO Unix OSR 5.0.7


    "Enrique Arredondo" wrote in message
    news:X77Qi.59349$YL5.31497@newssvr29.news.prodigy. net...
    > How do a setup a printer that is on my local network with IP 192.168.2.17
    > ? The Unix server is on 192.168.2.7 on the same network.
    >
    > I tried "scoadmin" looking for something like "add tcp/ip printer" but no
    > luck at all. So I'm thinking that I have to create a new port (i.e.
    > /dev/lp192.168.2.17) so then I can assign a printer to it right ?
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciate it.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Enrique
    >


    I'm a newcomver to SCO, but I think that I can help:

    Enter a name for your printer in the /etc/hosts file, such as:

    192.168.2.17 Myprinter

    Run scoadmin, then select > Printers. Choose HP Network Printer Manager.
    Choose 6) Add printer to spooler. Enter the name of your printer (such as
    Myprinter). You'll be asked to add a printer definition, such as
    HPLaserJet. Once configured, Choose 4) Verify network printer connectivity,
    then 5) Verify network printer operation.


    Why does this fall under a heading titled "HP Network Printer Manager"? I
    don't know.

    HTH.




  4. Re: Printing on a DP-301P Print server SCO Unix OSR 5.0.7

    On Oct 13, 3:10 pm, "Arby" wrote:
    > "Enrique Arredondo" wrote in message
    >
    > news:X77Qi.59349$YL5.31497@newssvr29.news.prodigy. net...
    >
    > > How do a setup a printer that is on my local network with IP 192.168.2.17
    > > ? The Unix server is on 192.168.2.7 on the same network.

    >
    > > I tried "scoadmin" looking for something like "add tcp/ip printer" but no
    > > luck at all. So I'm thinking that I have to create a new port (i.e.
    > > /dev/lp192.168.2.17) so then I can assign a printer to it right ?

    >
    > > Any help would be greatly appreciate it.

    >
    > > Thanks

    >
    > > Enrique

    >
    > I'm a newcomver to SCO, but I think that I can help:
    >
    > Enter a name for your printer in the /etc/hosts file, such as:
    >
    > 192.168.2.17 Myprinter
    >
    > Run scoadmin, then select > Printers. Choose HP Network Printer Manager.
    > Choose 6) Add printer to spooler. Enter the name of your printer (such as
    > Myprinter). You'll be asked to add a printer definition, such as
    > HPLaserJet. Once configured, Choose 4) Verify network printer connectivity,
    > then 5) Verify network printer operation.
    >
    > Why does this fall under a heading titled "HP Network Printer Manager"? I
    > don't know.
    >
    > HTH.


    Don't do that. Not that it absolutely won't work, but "netcat" is a
    far smarter choice.

    See http://aplawrence.com/SCOFAQ/FAQ_scotec7getnetcat.html


  5. Re: Printing on a DP-301P Print server SCO Unix OSR 5.0.7

    Brian K. White wrote:
    > To use the native lpd/lpr support:
    > First create a hostname in /etc/hosts for the ip of the printer (or define
    > it in dns if you happen to have a local dns server and the sco box is
    > configured to look at it.)
    > Then: Scoadmin, Printers, Printer manager,
    > System menu,
    > Print services...
    > Enable this:[*] Remote UNIX Print Service Enabled
    > Printer menu,
    > Add Remote -> UNIX
    > Host: hostname of print server
    > Printer: the lpd queue name on the print server
    > UN-select this:[*] Use extended remote printing protocol
    >


    The OP might be interested to know that I have in the past used the
    above procedure successfully with a D-Link DP-301P+. I can't remember
    the queue-name used in the DP-301P+ though.

  6. Re: Printing on a DP-301P Print server SCO Unix OSR 5.0.7

    On Sat, 13 Oct 2007 17:20:55 GMT, "Enrique Arredondo"
    wrote:

    >How do a setup a printer that is on my local network with IP 192.168.2.17 ?
    >The Unix server is on 192.168.2.7 on the same network.
    >
    >I tried "scoadmin" looking for something like "add tcp/ip printer" but no
    >luck at all. So I'm thinking that I have to create a new port (i.e.
    >/dev/lp192.168.2.17) so then I can assign a printer to it right ?
    >
    >Any help would be greatly appreciate it.
    >
    >Thanks
    >
    >Enrique
    >


    FWIW, I tried using a DP-301p with netcat on a 5.0.5 system and an HP
    LaserJet 4050 printer. It sort-of worked, but I had constant problems
    with dropped print jobs (print job went out, but never made it to the
    printer). Finally gave up and replaced it with an HP JetDirect print
    server (still using the same netcat setup) and have had no problems
    since.

    --
    Richard Seeder

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