IP printing to Jetdirect boxes

Robert Steinmetz rob at steinmetznet.com
Thu Nov 18 16:26:16 GMT 1999

David Heritage wrote:

> All,
> Hey hey, am new so if this is way basic, flame on. ;-)  I have a Dell
> Poweredge 2300 running RedHat 6.0 and whatever versions of samba and
> such that are part of that distribution.  Samb 'works' from the
> standpoint of file sharing and printing in a sense.  The issue is that
> the printer is an HP Laserjet 4 connected via an external HP Jetdirect
> box running IP.  The only connection to this box is made via remote lpr
> from my linux box.  I then have that q 'lp0' shared via samba.  I was
> expecting to have print jobs spooled off of my workstations so their
> overhead would be smaller when printing large jobs.  That has not
> happened.  The machines act as if they are just sending info through
> the linux server rt now.  They get very sluggish and come back to
> normal after the jobs finishes on the printer.  At one time they were
> all connected to the printer via a share on another win9x box and they
> 'worked' (as well as any MS product can) as I would expect.  Any ideas?
>  Do I need a newer dist.?  I can attach config info for the printer on
> linux if necesary, but I do not have any issues with it 'printing' just
> spooling/ performance.
> Dave Heritage
> dave at udp.net
> PGP Public Key Fingerprint: B028 8B5D E5ED 16B1  228B A93B A743 352A

Why don't you use Hp's software on all of the workstations and take your
server out of the loop?

Robert Steinmetz, AIA
Steinmetz & Associates

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