SysV Printing

Dave Wreski dave at
Sat Dec 20 04:16:51 GMT 1997

Hi all.  I currently have samba-1.9.17 running on my sparc, solaris 2.5.1, print
serving for a single win95 box.

The printer is actually remote to both boxes -- its an HP 5Si connected via
ethernet and a jetdirect card.

I'd like to know how to set up an input filter on the sparc, so I can send
postscript from the win95 machine to the sparc, and have the sparc process the
postscript before it is sent to the printer.  The printer itself does not do

So, this would involve using ghostscript, or the HP JetAdmin software, I would
assume.  What I don't understand is how to do the input filter.  I'd actually
rather use ghostscript, as I'm sure its much more versatile, and I think the
JetAdmin needs to be running all the time.

I'd like to manipulate the postscript, like making it duplex, 2-up, add headers,
etc..  I can handle the pre-processing, via enscript, mpage, etc..

So, I'd really like to use ghostscript as a preprosser/input filter using SysV

My Linux box certainly had no problems!


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