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Adding a network printer to an SCO Unix 3.2.4.2 system

1. Log in as root.

2. Run the sysadmsh command.

3. Choose Printers Configure Add from sysadmsh. The Connection property should be "Direct". The Device property should be "Hardwired". The Device name for a TCP/IP network should be /dev/null.

4. Exit sysadmsh.

5. If it does not already exist, create a file named /usr/spool/lp/remote. This file should contain the following line:

name: [Tab] command

where name is the name of the printer on this machine and command is the command which will transfer the file to be printed to the remote system. For example, if the name you gave the printer is Engineering and the name of the remote machine to which this printer is connected is saturn, and the name of the printer on the machine saturn is europa, then the line will read:

Engineering: /usr/spool/lp/bin/rlpcmd saturn lp -deuropa

6. This file should be owned by the user lp and the group lp. The file should be readable by all users. Issue the following commands to establish these permissions:

chown lp /usr/spool/lp/remote chgrp lp /usr/spool/lp/remote chmod 444 /usr/spool/lp/remote


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