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Re-Mapping Printers.

Hi we have a situation where some printers are on a server that sometimes has to be rebooted. If this happens the Unix boxes we have that are referencing the printers in the vfstab file fail to work even when the print server is brought back up. Does anyone know if it would be possible to put them into a shell script to run if the print server goes down and how I would convert whats in the vfstan file to what I should put in a shell script.

Thanks in advance for any help.

server1:/vol/printer1 - /var/spool/printer1 nfs - yes rw
server1:/vol/printer2 - /var/spool/printer2 nfs - yes rw
server2:/vol/printer3 - /var/spool/printer3 nfs - yes rw
server2:/vol/printer4 - /var/spool/printer4 nfs - yes rw
server2:/vol/printer5 - /var/spool/printer5 nfs - yes rw

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enable(1)							   User Commands							 enable(1)

enable, disable - enable/disable LP printers SYNOPSIS
/usr/bin/enable printer... /usr/bin/disable [-c | -W] [-r [reason]] printer... DESCRIPTION
The enable command activates printers, enabling them to print requests submitted by the lp command. enable must be run on the printer server. The disable command deactivates printers, disabling them from printing requests submitted by the lp command. By default, any requests that are currently printing on printer are reprinted in their entirety either on printer or another member of the same class of printers. The disable command must be run on the print server. Use lpstat -p to check the status of printers. Generally, enable and disable are run on the print server to control local print queues. Under some configurations, they can also be run on client systems when IPP is being used to communicate between client and server. OPTIONS
The following options are supported for use with disable: -c Cancels any requests that are currently printing on printer. This option cannot be used with the -W option. If the printer is remote, the -c option is silently ignored. -W Waits until the request currently being printed is finished before disabling printer. This option cannot be used with the -c option. If the printer is remote, the -W option is silently ignored. -r [reason] Assigns a reason for the disabling of the printer(s). This reason applies to all printers specified. This reason is reported by lpstat -p. Enclose reason in quotes if it contains blanks. The default reason is unknown reason for the existing printer, and "new printer" for a printer added to the system but not yet enabled. OPERANDS
The following operand is supported for both enable and disable: printer The name of the printer to be enabled or disabled. Specify printer using atomic or URI-style (scheme://endpoint) names. See printers.conf(4) regarding the naming conventions for destinations. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful completion. non-zero An error occurred. FILES
/etc/printers.conf System printer configuration database $HOME/.printers User-configurable printer database ou=printers LDAP version of /etc/printers.conf printers.conf.byname NIS version of /etc/printers.conf printers.org_dir NIS+ version of /etc/printers.conf ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWlp-cmds | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Obsolete | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |CSI |Enabled | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
lp(1), lpstat(1), printers.conf(4), attributes(5) NOTES
When IPP is in use, the user is prompted for a passphsrase if the remote print service is configured to require authentication. SunOS 5.11 5 Jun 2006 enable(1)

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