Subject: Connecting IP-based printer?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brian Grayson <email@example.com>
Date: 04/16/2007 22:16:23
I purchased a Brother MFC-665CW printer/fax/etc. box recently, and have
it working wirelessly with the Windows half of the home network.
I noticed that when I telnet in to the printer, it mentions support for
lpr/lpd protocol, which looks promising. If I add the following
/etc/printcap entry, _something_ happens, but it doesn't print:
Via the printer's telnet interface, I can see that it logs a
connection each time I do an lpr, and lpq dequeues the job, but it does
not print, and the printer's interface doesn't increment 'files printed'.
So I guess I have a few questions:
- anything obviously wrong? From lpq's point of view, the job is
printed and gone, so obviously _it_ is happy.
- a tcpdump of the IP connection shows a lot of gibberish text. Is
there any verbose mode to lpd (or any other tool) that can show in more
detail what it is doing? I altered pstatus to also syslog its output,
and the last it prints is "Sending to firstname.lastname@example.org"
The documentation with the printer is of course slanted to M$ and
MacOS, and online I only see stuff about LPRng and Linux, and not Plain