HP JetDirect EX printer problems ...

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Wed Nov 12 14:22:27 PST 2003

In the last episode (Nov 12), David Bein said:
> I have an older J2383 Jet Direct box which I am trying to setup for a
> FreeBSD 4.9/x86 box. I have tried various things in /etc/printcap,
> but still I get nothing reasonable. I know the box is working because
> if I telnet to port 9100 on the Jet Direct and type in some lines and
> then quit out of telnet, it prints them. So my problem is not the
> hardware or network connectivity.
> I am confused about whether this should be "lp=<port>@<host>" with
> appropriate filters or some variant of "rm=<host> rp=TEXT".

Either should work.  I prefer the "rm" style since that works a bit
better when you have multiple systems printing to the same printer. 
Make sure to telnet to the jetdirect and disable banners, though.

> None of the software examples I have seen appear to reference port
> 9100 and so I am confused as to how it knows what to connect to
> except in the <port>@<host> configuration. Neither of these
> approaches worked.

What happens?

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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