Mailing List Archived Message #46

From: Lewis G Rosenthal <> Full Headers
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Subject: [OS2NetWare] iPrint, anyone?
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 15:24:43 -0400

You've made many excellent points with this, Vaughn. Here is some info I've turned up:

  1. Absolutely right. There is a distinct difference between RFC 1179
     (LPD/LPR) and IPP (RFC 3239, 2566, 2910, et seq.).
  2. RFC 2569 describes "Mapping between LPD and IPP Protocols," which
     is certainly of some interest (though, admittedly, I have not read
     it in its entirety).
  3. iPrint allows coniguring a printer for LPD support as well as IPP
     (found this in iManager last night!).
  4. Under W2K, I couldn't get the printer set up as IPP, even though
     everything in NDPS looks good. While this isn't particularly
     germain to this discussion, I found it rather humorous that the
     platform specifically cited by Novell as IPP-ready (my words)
     couldn't find the blasted printer.
  5. I still like printing to queues!! (I feel much better after
     getting that out; thanks).
  6. In order to store the proper print driver on the server for OS/2,
     some hacking is going to be required. iManager 1.2 only lists the
     Wintendo platforms on its driver page (not very Linux-friendly,
     considering who owns SuSe); I haven't looked at iManager 2.02 as
     yet (the iManager 2.02 install on NetWare 6 is problematic, at
     best, so I need to look at it on a 6.5 server).
  7. On the Unix-OS/2 mailing list, I have a discussion going
     concerning CUPS and SAMBA. SAMBA should support IPP, and John
     Poltorak tells me that he did indeed build CUPS once but had no
     use for it. CUPS does indeed support IPP.

Thanks for the discussion. This has been an interesting foray for me.

On 10/11/2004 10:57 pm, Vaughn Bender thus wrote :


I support many win9x systems with pure ip printing, just add a port with a ip driver ......yes... but you need again on top of that I believe a specific driver for IPP printing, or some kind of additonal protocal to be compatible with IPP, not just IP protocol. Check the RFC and see that IP and IPP are different protocols..


Lewis G Rosenthal, CNA Rosenthal & Rosenthal Accountants / Network Consultants  New York / Northern Virginia 
Team OS/2  / NetWare Users International
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