Read the Redbook and that will be resolve.  I think your problem has to do
with your device configuration.
It should work fine if you are able to ping the printer IP address from you
AS/400.

Dare

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Lang" <aalang@rutgersinsurance.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: Are these valid arguments for DevicePrinters?


> 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.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
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