Jeff,

As I understand it.  PJL and SNMP require support from both the printer and
the print server.

However, IPP only needs print server support.

So for your Okidata, IPP would be the only option other than RMTOUTQ.

HTH,
Charles


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Crosby [mailto:jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 12:49 PM
> To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
> Subject: Printing with SNMP question
> 
> 
> 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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