Denis

At 08:23 AM 5/4/1998 -0400, you wrote:
>When you create the OUTQ for your HP printer, be sure to specify the keyword
>
>DESTOPT('XAUTOQ XAIX')
>
>This will fix the number of copies problem for sure and i think also the
page range problem.
>
>By the way, i am surprised to read all the bitching (sorry for the term,
english is not my first language) about TCPIP lack of feature. Sure some
thigns are lacking, but lots of thing are there, they are just hard to find.

No offense intended, none taken. I hope my recent comments have not come
across as complaints. And this response is not meant to be defensive in any
way; rather, more informative.

If you've seen my other posts, you will know, I think, that I champion the
cause of TCP/IP as much as anyone on the list. I wouldn't do without it. At
the same time, there are limitations to, what shall I call it, unadorned or
unaugmented TCP/IP. Those limitations are being addressed by development at
IBM. Until this is done (piece by piece), we have to create some ways to
get around these things. E.g., instead of named devices, you can use the IP
address, which has the same uniqueness as a named device provides. And the
means to work with that was added to the Retrieve Device Description API.

To paraphrase _Learning_Perl_, I won't apologize for feeling that
development (or information _about_ this development) in this general area
of extensions to TCP/IP seems oft disorganized. Sorry.   <g>

IMO, TCP/IP is a must for heterogeneous networking. (How many Unices talk
SNA? They could, I suppose, and they don't.) IBM seems to be working hard
to add expected AS/400 functionality to the standard IP protocols. I await
expectantly the arrival of these features. Meanwhile, press ahead to the
closest thing there is to universal connectivity between different platforms.

Regards

Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55401-2499
(612) 371-1111 x480


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