On Mon, 2 Feb 2004, Chris Lee wrote:

> I use the following config for lp5250d:
> hp5 {
>     host = ibm@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>     env.DEVNAME = PRT11
>     outputcommand = HP Color LaserJet 5
> }
> However I cannot send the print job to PRT11, do I need to create print
> queue and writer at AS/400? If yes, what is the command?

The problem here is twofold.  The first problem lies in the host
parameter.  "ibm@xxxxxxxxxxxx" is not a valid argument.  It must be a
hostname (optionally followed by the domain name).  Thus
"ibm.myoffice.com" is okay.

The second problem is your outputcommand.  "HP Color LaserJet 5" is not a
command at all.  A valid outputcommand argument is something like
"scs2ascii | lpr" or "scs2pdf > /tmp/output.pdf".

Take a look at the tn5250 HOWTO located here:


It includes several examples of configurations used with printers.

James Rich

"As for security, being lectured by Microsoft is like receiving wise words
on the subject of compassion from Stalin."
      -- mormop on lwn.net

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