I know the AS/400 CAN send print directly to the printers, but the AS/400
writers were timing out.  Example, say I print a 20 page manual to a printer
over the network from my PC... If it took a little while to send and the
AS/400 couldn't build a connection, it would eventually shutdown the writer.
By setting up the AS/400 to send print to Linux print server, it solved that
problem.  Linux handles the queueing of the jobs from multiple users, as
opposed to them fighting for connections to the JetDirect card.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dare" <oludare@ix.netcom.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: Are these valid arguments for DevicePrinters?


> If your AS/400 is on your LAN you should be able to ignore the Linux and
let
> the AS/400 communicate with the printer through TCP/IP. You want to allow
> your user to start the printer writer if there is a glitch on the network
or
> if your writers are not automatically started at IPL.  Your users will
still
> be able to send their reports to a printer device without using a PC (I
> think that's how you have it now) for virtual device.  I will refer you to
> SG242160.PDF (size is 5,157Kb). This is a redbook that addresses all
current
> printer configurations and can be downloaded from ibm redbook website
> www.redbooks.ibm.com  or I can send it to you privately
>
> Dare
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adam Lang" <aalang@rutgersinsurance.com>
> To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 2:56 PM
> Subject: Re: Are these valid arguments for DevicePrinters?
>
>
> > Our autoinsurance program has other subprograms that dump to printer
> > devices.
> >
> > Also, I think when users specify where they want to send an OfficeVision
> > document to print, they send it to the printer device.
> >
> > Why do you want users to start the printers?  Shouldn't the writers be
> > running at all times?
> >
> > The final reason I have it setup that way, it was the only documentation
I
> > found from IBM that detailed how to setup a network printer. :)  I had
no
> > other option to choose from. :)
> >
> > The AS/400 is not printing "directly" to the printer.  IT is sending the
> > print to a Linux print server I setup that handles all the queues.  I
had
> > problems with the AS/400 timing out writers and stopping them if someone
> > else was using the network port on the printer.
> >
> > Adam Lang
> > Systems Engineer
> > Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
> > http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Dare" <oludare@ix.netcom.com>
> > To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 2:48 PM
> > Subject: Re: Are these valid arguments for DevicePrinters?
> >
> >
> > > If you're using remote outqs, why do you have to mapped them to a
> virtual
> > > device?
> > > In my original post I'm seeking others knowledge on the advantages of
a
> > > device description printers over remote outqs.
> > > I do believe that RO are inefficient way of setting up printers on the
> > > AS/400.  For one, pagerange printing become difficult to acheive,
> > > programming for some special printing with printer files becomes
> > difficult,
> > > users can not start printers with RO etc.
> > >
> > > Dare
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Adam Lang" <aalang@rutgersinsurance.com>
> > > To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 2:30 PM
> > > Subject: Re: Are these valid arguments for DevicePrinters?
> > >
> > >
> > > > Yes, "Could you". :)
> > > >
> > > > Adam Lang
> > > > Systems Engineer
> > > > Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
> > > > http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "Dare" <oludare@ix.netcom.com>
> > > > To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 2:22 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: Are these valid arguments for DevicePrinters?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > What do you mean by "Could clarify this a bit for an AS/400
novice?"
> > Is
> > > > > "you" missing in your statement?
> > > > >
> > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > From: "Adam Lang" <aalang@rutgersinsurance.com>
> > > > > To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
> > > > > Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 2:13 PM
> > > > > Subject: Re: Are these valid arguments for DevicePrinters?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > Could clarify this a bit for an AS/400 novice?  I setup about 5
HP
> > > > > laserjet
> > > > > > printers over the network using remote outqueues and mapping
them
> to
> > a
> > > > > > virtual device.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > _______________________________________________
> > > > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L)
mailing
> > > list
> > > > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > > > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
> > > > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l
> > > > or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@midrange.com
> > > > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
> > > > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
> > > >
> > >
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing
> > list
> > > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
> > > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l
> > > or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@midrange.com
> > > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
> > > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing
> list
> > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
> > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l
> > or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@midrange.com
> > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
> > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
> >
>
> _______________________________________________
> This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing
list
> To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
> visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l
> or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@midrange.com
> Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
> at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
>
>





As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

This thread ...

Follow-Ups:
Replies:

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2022 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].

Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.