Currently, the vast majority of our printers are "Workgroup" printers. There
are a few that do not have network interfaces and connect through USB or
parallel cables. On the other hand, I do have an extra Netgear print server
box that I bought awhile back, and never got around to using. This seems
like an ideal use for that. :-)

I've never successfully set up a printer in linux, and I'd rather not try to
do it now. :-) I did try, unsuccessfully, to set up a printer on my wife's
XP box on my Fedora box awhile back, but never could get it to work. :-(

That being said, I don't print that much, so it's not a huge headache to
either scp from linux to windows or forward a document via email. :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: linux5250-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:linux5250-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Alberto
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 9:33 AM
To: linux5250@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [LINUX5250] Host-based printing in linux

Hi John, considering your first post
"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."

how do your laser printers are connected? Parallel port, usb?
Of course if you have a Laser Printer you may don't need to have a "extra"
Windows or Linux pc, but if you have some "spare" laser printers without Lan

Card, and them are supported by CUPS, you can connect them to linux and
lp5250d (better via USB port :-).

Thanks, Alberto. I will not need to print from the desktop, per se. We are
a carpet manufacturer, so the users in question, will only need to print
their orders for what to cut and how long to cut them. :-) That is
AS/400 stuff. I have a spare network print server that I can set up, I
haven't gotten around to it yet. :-)

John Aldrich
Blueridge Industries
IT Manager

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