need network printer printcap example

perryh at perryh at
Thu Jun 11 09:01:07 UTC 2009

dacoder <dc at> wrote:
> has anybody got an example of a printcap file w/ an entry
> for a standalone network printer?

This is for a printer that understands lpd protocol natively,
and it presumes that you will send it only languages that it
understands natively.  (This one happens to be smart enough
to handle -- at least -- both plain text and PostScript; if
you want to "lpr textfile" to a PostScript-only printer you'll
need some filters.)

lp|Samsung ML-2571N PostScript network printer:\

You also need to map the name to an IP address in /etc/hosts,
something like this		ml2571n

or in DNS.

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