Can you set up a networked printer as a local print queue?


 
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Old 06-28-2006
Can you set up a networked printer as a local print queue?

Fairly simple question, I think. Still trying to get my head around AIX print queues. Most of our problems seem to stem from print queues going down. This generates help-desk calls when users call up to get their queues started or to get rid of the emails that qdaemon sends them.

Looking at the reference for the 'qconfig' file I though that setting the 'recovery_type' option to 'retry' would solve my problems, however it seems this option is only available for 'local' type print queues. Below is the entry for an example printer (networked OKI ML5520), is there any way to have these set up as 'local' printers so I can take advantage of the 'retry' recovery type?

Many thanks,

Alex


0020pa01:
device = @0020pa01
up = TRUE
host = 0020pa01
s_statfilter = /usr/lib/lpd/bsdshort
l_statfilter = /usr/lib/lpd/bsdlong
rq = lp
@0020pa01:
backend = /usr/lib/lpd/rembak -T7200
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lpc(8)								    Apple Inc.								    lpc(8)

NAME
lpc - line printer control program SYNOPSIS
lpc [ command [ parameter(s) ] ] DESCRIPTION
lpc provides limited control over printer and class queues provided by CUPS. It can also be used to query the state of queues. If no command is specified on the command-line, lpc will display a prompt and accept commands from the standard input. COMMANDS
The lpc program accepts a subset of commands accepted by the Berkeley lpc program of the same name: exit Exits the command interpreter. help [command] ? [command] Displays a short help message. quit Exits the command interpreter. status [queue] Displays the status of one or more printer or class queues. LIMITATIONS
Since lpc is geared towards the Berkeley printing system, it is impossible to use lpc to configure printer or class queues provided by CUPS. To configure printer or class queues you must use the lpadmin(8) command or another CUPS-compatible client with that functionality. COMPATIBILITY
The CUPS version of lpc does not implement all of the standard Berkeley or LPRng commands. SEE ALSO
cancel(1), cupsaccept(8), cupsenable(8), lp(1), lpr(1), lprm(1), lpstat(1), http://localhost:631/help COPYRIGHT
Copyright 2007-2013 by Apple Inc. 3 November 2008 CUPS lpc(8)

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