kline kline at
Wed Sep 22 19:03:17 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-09-21 at 19:57 -0600, Warren Block wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Sep 2010, Dick Hoogendijk wrote:
> > Can somebody point me to some information about what to write into 
> > /etc/printcap on a FreeBSD machine for a Laserjet that is connected though 
> > CUPS on an OpenSolaris server?
> It's not clear how that printer is connected.  If it's on the network 
> itself, you should be able to send jobs directly to it.  If the printer 
> is connected by USB or something else to the server, CUPS might still 
> accept jobs from lpr.  (Untested, but it's a print server, after all.)
> Network printing from printcap (among other things) is shown here:
> Well, and in the Handbook, too.

By Jove, this actually works... but from ethic, so far.  "ethic == ns1";
i wonder if this will
work on my "newtao" which is ubuntu.   FWIW, I AM having more trouble
after some N years since 2.0.5... .   
lp|b5250| Brother HL-5250-DN |

If _anybody_ onlist uses FreeBSD as their server and some version of
Linux elsewhere
**and** have a network-type printer, please clue me in.
((Exactly this reason--_printers_--has kept me from trying anything but

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