Subject: Re: lpwrapper
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/21/2003 12:01:18
Thus spake gabriel rosenkoetter ("gr> ") sometime Yesterday...

gr> Well, I can't use it, but that's because HP printers are fairly
gr> braindamaged. But they're also prolific. Maybe I didn't persevere
gr> long enough in making our in-tree lpd work on them... but CUPS "just
gr> worked" on the 4050N here.

PS-based, or DVI-based?

DVI-based printers take a little more magic in the form of ps2dvi or
something similar.  I never had problems referencing a jetdirect printer
before, either.  I had the choice of either:
	- specifying remote IP and port for the printer; or
	- specifying a remot spooling host.

If a remote spooling host existed, I sent it there.  That was a much
more friendly way of playing with the printer (otherwise I would occasionally
end up with my printouts interleaved with someone else's).

NetBSD: Hackers tested, mom approved.