Jet Direct Printers and Plotters

Carsten Schoening cschoening at
Mon Aug 23 12:00:20 GMT 1999

Hi Florian,
I have the same configuration and did it this way:
- give the plotter a IP address and adjust it at the DesignJet control
- put the IP address of the plotter in the linux hosts file and give the
DesignJet a DNS name
- set up an entry for a remote printer without any filters (raw) in the
/etc/printcap file for this plotter 
- export the printer(s) with samba
That works fine in our LAN.


> From:   "Florian v. Behr" <fvbehr at>
> Subject: Jet Direct Printers and Plotters
> We have a HP Design Jet 650C Plotter which is hooked to the net via a
> jetdirect nic. Now I dont have a clue on how to use this plotter over
> the net. It doesent show up in the network neighborhood and I cant find
> anything about jetdirect plotters in the Linux documentation or the
> inet. The server is running Suse Linux 6.2 and Samba 2.05a.
> Florian v. Behr

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