LPRng: Yet another LPRng question!!!!

William R. Knox wknox at mitre.org
Mon May 15 13:43:27 GMT 2000

Assuming this is an HP printer (and the banner does look as though it
is), you need to telnet to the printer and type 

banner: 0

and then quit in order to get the banner pages turned off (make sure the
"quit" command is the  command to exit and save changes). As far as I
have seen, this can't be turned off from the JetDirect software or from
the front panel on any version of the HP printer. Annoying, huh?

			Bill Knox
			Senior Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst
			The MITRE Corporation

Gerry Maddock wrote:
> OK, Im able to print from linux and from Samba! Now I just get banners before each
> print job. The banner looks like this:
> User: gerrym
> Host: penguin.futuremetals.com
> Class: A
> Job: /etc/printcap
> It prints that little bit of info on 1 page before whatever I told it to print! I
> don't want that! Here is a copy of my /etc/printcap:
> nero:sd=/var/spool/lpd/nero:tr\f:if=/usr/libexec/filters/ifhp:rm=nero:sh
> Doesn't the "sh" mean suppress headers????? Why am I still getting them? I've
> stopped and restarted the lpd several times and I still get the banners. One other
> thing I noticed: If I do the following command: lpr /etc/hosts I get a good copy of
> my hosts file, meaning all the rows are lined up etc...
> When I enter the following command: lpr /etc/printcap I get stair stepping of the
> sentences. Ronnie I think your having this same problem. I wondered what is the
> difference in those to files so I entered the following 2 commands:
> file /etc/printcap
> file /etc/host
> Host is ASCII text, printcap is English text. What's the difference? Am I able to
> change the English text to ASCII text? If so how, and would that effect anything?
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