Subject: Re: bin/20525: lpr cannot suppres headers
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/28/2003 02:39:02
On Fri, 28 Feb 2003, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:

> > lp|ljet4;r=300x300;q=medium;c=gray;p=a4;m=auto:\
> >     :sh:\
> You're experiencing buggy HP JetDirect hardware, not buggy NetBSD
> software.
> If you talk lpr to an HP, you get that crap page. If you don't get
> it under Linux, you don't because Linux is speaking (some other,
> pseudo-proprietary, protocol) on port 9100. You can do that too if
> you use CUPS rather than our built-in lp stuff.
> To make your printer stop printing the useless pages, telnet to it
> (on port 23), issue a "banner 0" command, then issue a "quit"
> command.
> Somebody should close this PR. It's not our fault that HP ignores
> the standard.

	Given the quantity of hp JetDirect hardware out there it would
	be worth adding a small note to the princap manpage.
	(Before closing the pr :)

		David/absolute          -- No hype required --