need network printer printcap example

Chris Hill chris at
Thu Jun 11 11:34:34 UTC 2009

On Thu, 11 Jun 2009, dacoder wrote:

> has anybody got an example of a printcap file w/ an entry for a 
> standalone network printer?  i'd be grateful for one.

Here's mine - been working for years:

lp|snow|snowball|lj|ps|HP ColorLaserJet 4550N:\

The printer's hostname is snowball, resolved via /etc/hosts at first and
now via internal DNS.

This printer understands Postscript and plain text, and has always Just 
Worked with no CUPS, filters or any of that stuff needed.

Chris Hill               chris at
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