connect to a network printer to be able to print

Warren Block wblock at
Thu Feb 28 18:02:31 UTC 2013

On Thu, 28 Feb 2013, Trond Endrestøl wrote:

> The rm (remote machine) property in /etc/printcap should be changed to
>, i.e.
> 	:rm=\
> Then it's simply a matter of restarting lpd, i.e.
> /etc/rc.d/lpd restart
> If you're lucky, your first print job should appear as hardcopy.

lpd(8) really wants DNS to be working.  I forget the exact symptoms, but 
using raw IP addresses does not always work.

It's not clear why just adding an entry to /etc/hosts is not possible, 
but that or an entry in the DNS server is generally the best way.

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