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Configure a Non HP Printer in Unix Box

 
Suriya Prakash
Regular Advisor

Configure a Non HP Printer in Unix Box

Hi,
I have a canon Imageclass mf4370dn network printer. i configured this printer on my unix server (HP-UX 11.31) as a remote printer. I done all the basic settings on windows machine also. i using the printing coammand as
"ux2dos /etc/hosts | lp -duatcanon". after giving this command no pending jobs in unix as well as windows. but i didnt get the printout.

On windows pc i configured the
1. SimulatePassThrough in regedit
2. Add the printer services for unix in add/remove windows components.
3. start the tcp/ip print services in services.msc.

I configured one of my hp printer as remote printer in same machine. i can get the print from that printer.

Pls help me to get print from the canon printer.

I think we cant configure the canon printer as n/w printer because of jetdirect network protocal not supported on this printer.

Is there is any option to configure this printer as n/w printer.

Thanks,
Suriya.
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Shibin_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Configure a Non HP Printer in Unix Box

>> I think we cant configure the canon printer as n/w printer because of jetdirect network protocal not supported on this printer.


Now-a-days most non-HP printers access the services through port 9100 ( which is normally for Jetdirect in HP printers ).

You can try to reinstall the printer as network printer in UNIX. If you have hppi software installed, use hppi to configure it.


Btw, did you connect this printer to network / via PC ? ( asked this, because of your statement "On windows pc i configured " ).
Regards
Shibin
Suriya Prakash
Regular Advisor

Re: Configure a Non HP Printer in Unix Box

HI, I connected this printer on my windows pc as n/w printer and i configured in unix machine as remote printer.
Shibin_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Configure a Non HP Printer in Unix Box

I think, you didn't get my question.

How this printer connected to network? via LPT port through a PC or via network cable ?

If the printer connected to network via LPT cable through a PC, at PC side, UNIX printing services need to be enabled and disable the internal firewall for the PC to printer and PC to UNIX machine. Then configure the printer in your UNIX machine as remote printer using the IP of your windows PC ( where the printer connected ).

If the printer connected to network using network cable, you can try to add the printer in UNIX server as network.
Regards
Shibin
Suriya Prakash
Regular Advisor

Re: Configure a Non HP Printer in Unix Box

Hi,

My printer is a n/w printer and i configured as a n/w printer in windows pc. but its a canon printer. so i cant configure as a network printer in unix. so i configured as a remote printer in unix but i'm not getting the print.

Read my question clearly...

Thanks,
Suriya
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Configure a Non HP Printer in Unix Box

I know nothing, but, ...

> I have a canon Imageclass mf4370dn network
> printer. [...]

What do you know about this printer?

1a. What is it expecting you to send it?
Does it know what to do with plain ASCII
text, or is it expecting PostScript, or PCL,
or some kind of Canon Printer Control
Language (which only Canon's Windows printer
drivers know how to speak), or what?

1b. What are you sending it?

2a. How is it expecting you to send this
stuff? LPR? Direct to port 9100? Other?

2b. How are you trying to send it?
Arvin E.
Frequent Advisor

Re: Configure a Non HP Printer in Unix Box

As your canon printer stated "dn" in the end of its name , I suppose your canon printer is a d=duplex and n=network printer,

so I think it must listen on port 9100 for receive request,

so you can configure IP for your printer in its settings, and telnet to it from your hp-ux box, if it was OK,

then you can install it as n/w printer just like what you do with your hp printer...

hope this help,

-Arvin-
Suriya Prakash
Regular Advisor

Re: Configure a Non HP Printer in Unix Box

As your canon printer stated "dn" in the end of its name , I suppose your canon printer is a d=duplex and n=network printer,

so I think it must listen on port 9100 for receive request,

so you can configure IP for your printer in its settings, and telnet to it from your hp-ux box, if it was OK,

then you can install it as n/w printer just like what you do with your hp printer...

hope this help,

-Arvin-

Hi Arvin,

I add the ip in host entry.

I'm able to ping from my unix server.

but telnet is not connecting.

If i configure as a network printer,

which driver i should choose.

Thanks,
Suriya
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Configure a Non HP Printer in Unix Box

> but telnet is not connecting.

As usual, showing actual commands with their
actual output can be more useful than vague
descriptions or interpretations.

> so I think it must listen on port 9100 for
> receive request,

He probably expected you to try a command
like:

telnet name_or_addr 9100

Sadly, we non-psychics have no idea what you
actually did, or what actually happened when
you did it.
Suriya Prakash
Regular Advisor

Re: Configure a Non HP Printer in Unix Box

Hi,

I can able to connect when i telnet ip 9100.

Pls see the below result

# telnet 172.23.0.105 9100
Trying...
Connected to 172.23.0.105.
Escape character is '^]'.

But without 9100 i cant, pls check below

# telnet 172.23.0.105
Trying...
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

What should i do to configure as n/w printer.

Thanks,
Suriya.