Jeff,

I have the exact same configuration except using a ML421.

Here is the DEV setup I used.

CRTDEVPRT  DEVD(PRT0250B) DEVCLS(*LAN) TYPE(3812) MODEL(1) +
             LANATTACH(*USRDFN) PORT(9101) ATTACH(*DIRECT) FONT(11 +
             *NONE) FORMFEED(*CONT) INACTTMR(*SEC15) +
             TRANSFORM(*YES) MFRTYPMDL(*EPFX870) PPRSRC1(*CONT80) +
             ASCII899(*NO) IMGCFG(*NONE) RMTLOCNAME('10.0.0.250') +
             USRDRVPGM(PRTDRVXT/TSPLPRD) TEXT('Forms Printer via +
             TCP')

Note this has the printer in Epson emulation mode. Okidata should work
but I never had success with three different models now.

Also, the USRDRVPGM enables the page range and such missing from
RMTOUTQ. I originally received it from a nice IBM'er in the V4 days when
all the languages weren't bundled. It is a C program in the current free
QUSRTOOL that you can compile for yourself.

Roger Vicker, CCP

On 3/4/2004 11:49 AM, Jeff Crosby wrote:

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?




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