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Old 08-18-2004, 08:58 AM   #1
marisi
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Unhappy How to route print jobs with LPRng?


Hello,
I'm fairly new to linux and been entrusted with designing a routing filter for
LPRng print server(hopelessly lost). I have to route the printjobs depending on
the username. I am trying to use

:destination=t1@localhost,t2@localhost
:router=/usr/local/libexec/filters/router

entries in the printcap file to achieve this.
I also read somewhere there is a variable called CONTROL that is passed to the
filters which contains the controlfile data. Can anyone tell me how to access
this variable in a filter?
Also lpd man page says the the router output should have the form

dest t1@localhost
CZ
end

I'm rather confused how to do this, would a simple echo "dest
printer@localhost" statement do this?

Any help is soo greatly appreciated! If anyone can point me towards a example
or a tutorial about routing printjobs it'll be great. thanks heaps!

Chamila
 
Old 08-18-2004, 10:20 AM   #2
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This link might help
http://www.lprng.com/LPRng-Reference-Multipart/lpr.htm
 
Old 08-21-2004, 08:25 PM   #3
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thanks heaps man ive already had a look..I will try again to see if I can call a script from inside hte wrapper filter
 
Old 08-21-2004, 10:39 PM   #4
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Welcome, let me know how that works out for you. Never know when I or someone else might need to do the same thing.
 
  


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