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Which Host Prints the Job Banner?

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The Question is:

A client currently prints to DEC LP37 line printers.  Banner pages, Form Feeds
 and Trailers are supported.
When configuring an lpr printer in Open VMS, is there a way to enable banner
 pages, form feeds and trailers?
Thanks for your help.

The Answer is :

  The host controlling the printer, or the network printer itself,
  issues these banners.  (This would be the particular host or
  device directly controlling the printer, and voth LPR/LPD and
  telnet-based printing assume the remote server -- software that
  is running on a remote host or directly within a networ-capable
  printer or JetDirect printer NIC -- provides this capability.
  If you wish to insert information into the data stream, please
  see the OpenVMS device control library mechanism.
  You could potentially configure a reverse telnet connection to
  the printer (other topics and the OpenVMS FAQ discuss reverse
  telnet), and configure an OpenVMS printer queue targeting the
  serial device.  (This is arguably the closest available solution
  for your request.)
  For general IP printing information and for a variety of IP
  printing topic pointers, please see topic (1020).
  For other banner-related information, please see topics (2507)
  and (5061).

answer written or last revised on ( 29-NOV-2004 )

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