Redhat Linux Print Queue Explained for
ZebraNet Print Server II
Here are some terms you should know:
LPD -- The line printer spooler daemon. Normally starts when the system starts. Manages the print jobs.
LPR -- Takes each print job and submits it to lpd.
Input filters -- Manage printer-specific formatting. ( Does not apply to Zebra Printers )
/etc/printcap -- This is the configuration file which defines your printer and other specifics.
/var/spool/lpd/ -- This is the location of the print spool, which is where files await printing.
Printtool -- A graphical utility you will use to configure and modify /etc/printcap.
The ZebraNet Print Server II acts as a print server for LPR printing. The best way to set up the print queue in Redhat Linux is with the Printtool Utility. If you want, you can edit the /etc/printcap file by creating an entry for the Print Sever II that looks like the following:
## PRINTTOOL 3 ## REMOTE Znet
This will setup a print queue called ‘znet" that will print via the printserver at IP address 10.27.70.10. . To print you would then execute the command "lpr –Pznet <FILENAME>" at the command prompt. Here is a brief description of what each line means in the printcap entry:
znet = print queue name ( this can be anything you specify)
:sd - set the spool directory.
:mx - Sets file limit in KB ( 0 = no limit )
:sh - suppress header. Prevents host from sending down unintended non-ZPL text that may interfere with the printer.
:rm - Used to specify the IP address or host name for the remote Print Server II.
:rp - Remote print queue name. All ZebraNet Print Server II's use portlf1.
See the following link for instructions on setting up LPR print queue with Printtool Utility.
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