FreeBSD based, standalone, print server

Olivier Nicole olivier.nicole at
Thu Oct 25 11:10:15 UTC 2012

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 5:52 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:59:52 +0100, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
>> On Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:20:35 +0700 (ICT)
>> Olivier Nicole <Olivier.Nicole at> wrote:
>> > 2) I find a solution to bridge the parallel port and the ethernet
>> >    port. This is more exciting and I keep the quota and spooling on
>> >    the original print server.
>>       There are very cheap network print servers available, finding one
>> with parallel might be harder.
> I have one of them here: "Cisco Systems Linksys Wireless-G
> printserver for USB 2.0", model no. WPS54GU2: parallel, USB,
> network and antenna. :-)
> In worst case, using a PC-based server to expose the system's
> lpr (with attached printer filter to parallel port, e. g. via
> apsfilter, CUPS, or simply PS without anything else) should be
> no problem. It would then appear on the network to be used
> as "lpr to IP address", just as the original printer would
> have been.

Not exactly, as I was not using PS (tcp port 515) to connect to the
printer, but telnet to port 9100, that is bi-directional and where I
can read the page count.

I am digging along the line of netgraph, but ther eis no netgraph for
parallel port :(

Thank you,


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