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How to configure IOPRINT+ and AIX V4.x.x and above for LPD printing.
Solution: IOPRINT+ server,
1. Configure the following IOPRINT+ print server settings:
IP address & subnet mask
·Logical port --> defaults are L1 for parallel port1, L2 for parallel port 2 and L3 for parallel port3.
Note: You will use the same Logical port in step 6 (Name of queue on remote server).
Connect the IOPRINT+ server to the network. You must be able to successfully ping the IP address of the IOPRINT+ server before continuing.
2. Add IOPRINT+ server name and IP address in /etc/hosts file. For example,
3. Add the IOPRINT+ server name to the /etc/hosts.lpd file. For example, SCA76818. The IOPRINT+ server name is located on the label at the bottom of the unit.
4. Start the LPD printing Daemon using the following command: startsrc -s qdaemon
5. Start the AIX system administrative tool by typing the following command: smit
6. Select "Print Spooling", then "Add a Print Queue", then "Remote".
--> You can choose any name to represent your print queue on the AIX server. In this example we will name it "printer2".
Name of queue to add
: enter the server name of IOPRINT+. The Server name is also located on the label located on the bottom of the IOPRINT+ server. For example, SCA76818
Hostname for remote server
Name of queue on remote server: must enter the Logical port number configured in the IOPRINT+ for the parallel port you wish to print to. Use the Logical port L1 for parallel port 1, L2 for parallel port 2, L3 for parallel port 3
7. Print using the following command: lp -d printer_queue file_name where printer_queue is the "Name of queue to add" (printer2) from step 6, file_name is the print file to print.
For example, lp -d printer2 /etc/hosts
Other useful information
If no output on the printer, do the following:
Start the print queue as follows: smit --> printer spooling --> Manage a print queue --> Start a print queue. In the above example, the print queue to start would be "printer2".
Stop and start the LPD printing daemon as follows: stopsrc -s qdaemon then startsrc -s qdaemon