• Subject: NetServer Configuration
  • From: Evan Harris <spanner@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 08:43:37 +1300

Hi All

I've seen a few emails taling about NetServer and how wonderful it is, so
I'm presuming a few people have been able to get it operational.

I have spent a few hours combing the manuals, the websites etc etc. but
cannot get it to do print serving.

What I want to achieve is to share a few TCP attached printers using
network neighbourhood and use the 400 to do it.

I have managed to get file serving operational OK, but getting printer
serving to work has completely eluded me.

What I have done so far is:

- Set up the net server parameters using Oops Navigator. The "server" name
is different to my system name
- Configured a printer for sharing
- Checked that the outqueue is *PUBLIC *ALL to remove authority problems
- Started Netserver manually when I want to use it
- Found the Netserver under network neighbourhood
- Clicked on the printer only to be told it is offline !

By way of trying to troubleshoot this I have narrowed down an apparent
problem in the QWPSERVD job where I receive a message saying "Required
Protocol not available" and then some other errors that I can't remember
off the top of my head - I presume they are caused by the protocol error.

I'm wondering first of all whether I need another protocol (IPX ???) to
make all this work together, or whether it is a server/TCP startup issue. I
can understand that it wouldn't start correctly first up if there was a
problem with things being started up in the wrong order, but if I start
NetServer manually (which I'm quite prepared to do until I know it's
working) this shouldn't be a problem, should it ?

I have also been investigating what order things should start up in to get
TCP and the Servers started correctly. IBM seems to perhaps have some
contradictions out there, so I have a minor susupicion that there may be a
trick or two here to help me along the way.

This is all on V4R4 by the way.

Thanks in advance for any feedback !

Evan Harris
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