I have a dumb question.

We just installed an Okidata ML491 printer.  It's attached to an HP
JetDirect 500X external print server which is network attached to the
iSeries.  It's currently set up as a remote writer, working fine, but it
would be better if it could be set up as a local printer because nontechie
users will be moving printouts around, etc. and they're accustomed to seeing
'devices'.

The JetDirect supports SNMP.  According to IBM Supportline, we can't set
this as a *IBMSNMPDRV local device because the Okidata itself doesn't
support SNMP.  I thought that the fact the _print server_ supported SNMP
took care of that.  Am I wrong?

The JetDirect also supports IPP.  Does that mean we could set it up as
*IBMIPPDRV?  Or, again, does the printer have to support it also?  This
starts to get complicated because there are internal and external print
servers available and I just thought that's where the intelligence was for
this . . .

I need duct tape to keep my head from exploding.  Is it Friday yet?

-- 
Jeff Crosby
Dilgard Frozen Foods, Inc.
P.O. Box 13369
Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369
260-422-7531

The opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the opinion of my
company.  Unless I say so.




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