How to write a printcap entry for remote printer

Chuck Bearden cbearden at
Tue Jul 15 19:04:40 GMT 1997

On Tue, 15 Jul 1997, Celso Kopp Webber wrote:

> On Wed, 16 Jul 1997, Chuck Bearden wrote:
> > 
> > I am sharing some printers attached to Win95 boxes, and would like to be
> > able to do more than connect from Linux with smbclient and print via
> > translate.  I would like to be able to specify a printcap entry for these
> > so as to be able to print from pine or lynx or Netscape (when I get X
> > running here at work).  
> 	Dear Chuck, I've recently installed RedHat Linux 4.2 (Biltmore) in
> my server, and it does exactly what you want out of the box!!!! This is an
> extension to the very good printtool utility that comes with every RedHat
> distribution. If don't like RedHat or do not have Linux, I suggest
> installing one to see how it works, and than copy and if necessary adapt
> the scripts. There isn't any binary, so you could easily use them in any
> Unix system.

Thanks for your reply.  

I am running RH 4.1, but not with X, so I can't use printtool.  Could you
send me a copy of the printcap entry (minus IPs or hostnames, if you like)
for your Samba printer?  It would be helpful to study, I believe.  

Thanks again,

cbearden at

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