network hook up for Win 10 laptop on Freebsd

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Jun 29 03:05:12 UTC 2016

On Tue, 28 Jun 2016, Valeri Galtsev wrote:

> They didn't change anything. You can create two kind of ports (at least
> two). Namely: you can create "raw" port, and give there IP address of the
> printer. This printer has to listen to "jetdirect" port (9100) for this to
> work. The other way is if printer listens to LPD ("spooler") port (port
> number 515) (or better: print server, - I usually set up all printer to
> only accept print jobs from print server - easier to manage especially if
> something is wrong with some client). In this case, you need to enable two
> services on Windows side (through "turning on features"): UNIX printing
> related: "LPD Print Service" and "LPR Port Monitr". This teaches Windows
> talk UNIX printing language, you then create local port of type LPD (and
> put remote LPD server's IP there). I found this to be the most robust way
> of having Windows printing to UNIX print queues.

I've used raw port 9100 printing to HP JetDirects many times.  It's nice 
because it has no other dependencies.

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