The Question is:
We currently use lat printers and have queues set up with logicals which we
assign to uses by the logicals. We download fonts and forms to these seriel
printer via esc codes.
We need to print to our lan tcpip printers and some printers over our WAN. I
have tied setting up both telnet and lpd printers but can seems to get it to
work right. I can set up a telnmet printer that prints basic command line
items using the print co
mmand BUT our users never reach command line. Their jobs are directed to the
physical queues using the logical names. I can get these to work as the
references want a physical device.
Where can I get some detailed intructions on TCPIP versus lat printing and how
to switch from LAT to ip.
Also, we have never gotten our 10/100 card to function at 100 even after
digital loaded the cards and said all we needed to do was upgrade the OS,
which we did. So both our cards run a 10 mbs.
The Answer is :
Please see topic (1020) for general IP and IP printing information.
It would appear that your application(s) expect direct access to
a device -- a spooled device -- and not a queue. One option here
would involve configuring reverse telnet via a dedicated TN device.
(Of course, the best approach would involve fixing the applications
to avoid direct device access.) Some of the topics related to
reverse (spooled) telnet printing include:
(1808) and (6447)
Some of the following other discussions might be of interest, too:
(546), (2312), (2407), (2631), (2696), (3202), (3280), (5173),
(5737), (5881), (6271), (6467), (7143), (7151)
As for operating a NIC (Ethernet LAN Controller) at 10 megabits per
second vs 100 megabits per second, please check the network switch and
please check the console environment variables and the LANCP host settings
for the controllers -- it can be quite easy for a network configuration
to negotiate an unexpected speed. (The OpenVMS Wizard will assume DE500
here, and will note the DE500 section included in the OpenVMS FAQ.)