On Thu, 3 Jun 2010, John Aldrich wrote:

How does one set up a host-based AS/400 printer in Linux? We have several
laser printers hooked up to Windows PCs that print through Windows from the
AS/400 and I'd like to replicate that in Linux.

I know I need to get the printer set up in Linux first, but then what? How
does one set up an AS/400 "Printer" on the local machine?

The short answer is to create a printer session definition in your tn5250rc file and then start lp5250d passing that session name as an argument. The long answer is to read the HOWTO:

http://www.chowhouse.com/~james/tn5250-HOWTO.pdf

James Rich

if you want to understand why that is, there are many good books on
the design of operating systems. please pass them along to redmond
when you're done reading them :)
- Paul Davis on ardour-dev

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