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Old 02-26-2001, 11:00 PM   #1
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Here's the deal. I'm running Red Hat 7.0 and I'm having major problems getting a remote printer to work. The printer in question is situated on a remote host. I set up the printer using printtool. I specified the remote host, and queue name, gave the printer a name, spool directory, set the filter to postscript etc etc. Identical settings were used as the other machines networked to the remote host and these machines have no trouble printing. The domain name of my computer is contained in the /etc/hosts.lpd file on the remote host, as are the other computers.
When I try to print a test postscript file it doesn't print. I checked the file /var/spool/status.[printer_name] which lists the printing processes. Apparently my computer believes it connects to the host, sends the document with some other stuff, and printing is completed. The only problem is the job is lost. I've pinged my computer from the host and it's alive.
So apparently my computer sends the job, believes it is completed but somewhere along the line the job is lost in the ether.
I would appreciate any help regarding this matter. Thanks for your time!


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