Subject: Re: lpd and filter programs
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG, tron@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/19/1998 14:52:10
On 18 Jul 1998, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> 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.
While I also think that filters should be processed for remote printers,
maybe the following extract from printcap.5 will help you also:
lp str /dev/lp device name to open for output to local
printer, or port@host for remote
printer/printer on print server
So, if you have a printer with it's own ethernet interface, just use the
port@host version and be ok with it, filters will be applied there. Here's
what I'm using for a HP Laserjet 4m+ w/ a JetDirect card:
hplj|hpki|HP Laserjet 4m+ U511:\
Note that the port 9100 seems to be pretty undocumented, it'll just print
out whatever you send it, thus I prepend some magicfilter to do the right
things WRT content transformation. ps2 is the hostname of the printer as
resolved via DNS.
Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>