but, if i'm not wrong, the spooler (lpd) has to be configured for a specific
printer and u have to set up drivers for that. So in the case that the AS400
prepares the printer output for me, could i send this 'raw' data directly to

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marcia and Richard Hartmann" <rhartma2@stny.rr.com>
To: <linux5250@midrange.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2001 8:03 PM
Subject: [LINUX5250] Re: LINUX5250 digest, Vol 1 #7 - 1 msg

> The support for tn5250e printers(RFC1287) uses telnet server and TCP/IP.
> has nothing to do with tn5250e printing.  The tn5250e data sent through
> telnet server to the AS/400 spooling subsystem for printing.   The profile
> printer system value(QPRT) can be set to the telnet virtual device to send
> output.
> The spooling subsystem on the AS/400 is the one that handles the data sent
> through the telnet server.  The telnet server just moves the raw data
> the client printer session and the spooler.  ("Pass through" data in the
> but I hate to use the term since that is the term they used for SNA
> sessions).  AS/400 Telnet server, with the appropriate enabled client,
> your uses the ability to configure their printer
> name=Payroll) with telnet.  Telnet server then just sends their print data
> the spooling subsystem which does the printing work.
> Richard Hartmann
> IBM Endicott
> IBM iSeries Telnet Server and Telnet Client support
> ----- Original Message -----
> Today's Topics:
>    1. special printers config (Pedro Mullor)
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> Message: 1
> From: "Pedro Mullor" <mullor@belgacom.net>
> To: "linux 5250" <linux5250@midrange.com>
> Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 17:15:48 +0200
> Subject: [LINUX5250] special printers config
> Reply-To: linux5250@midrange.com
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> hello everybody
> i'd just like to know a few things printer sessions-related
> my question is if the data goes right from the tn5250 printer session to =
> the printer of if they have to pass through lpr.
> I know that there is no problem with a normal printer session but we =
> once tried to config a win3.11 to print to a Zebra printer (for labels) =
> and all i got is a Dali's picture from the output; never tried with one =
> of our Printronix (matricial). All beacuse the data passes via the =
> win3.11 printer manager (and there's no such drivers for that system).
> So, with a DOS system it's different because the drivers used come from =
> a .dat file that the CA session reads for output.
> And, as long as there'll be no support for SNA we want to pass our old =
> DOS-SNA machines to TCP/IP and NT's Not The_solution so i wondered if a =
> thing like that could be done with tn5250 just before laying hands on =
> the config.
> Thanks for the advice,
> Pedro Mullor.
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