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[seul-edu] Networking Printers
Dear Seul Folks:
Well, my network is slowly coming together. Everyone talks to the web, and
email works. Next, I must set up printing. I thought you folks might have
good experiences in this area. I know there are many ways to go: smpprint,
lpd, ghostscript, pdq, etc. However, what I have read seems to advocate the
use of pdq.
I have started experimenting with pdq, and it prints well from one machine.
However, I am still working on the networking aspect (using tcp/Ip static
addresses). I have read the Printer How-to docs, and tried various approaches,
but so far no luck. Does pdq print to a pdq, or an lpd spooler on the
remote printing machine? Do I need to worry about the printcap? Does samba
have anything to do with this? Do I need to list all acceptable printing
machines by machine name in my hosts.lpd file?
Also, the default printer on my applications seems to be set by printcap -- I
must change them manually. Any way to pre-set pdq in them?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...