Subject: lpd and filter programs
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/18/1998 23:41:22

from "man 5 printcap":

     If a printer is specified via lp (either local or remote), the lpd(8)
     daemon creates a pipeline of filters to process files for various printer
     types.  The pipeline is not set up for remote printers specified via rm
     unless the local host is the same as the remote printer host given.

Is there any good reason why filters are not used for remote hosts? This
makes it impossible to use automatic filter programs like "magicfilter"
with a printer connected to a printer server or own ethernet interface.

Matthias Scheler