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Printing from windows to unix using lpd

Nabil_11
Frequent Advisor

Printing from windows to unix using lpd

Hi All,
We need to post print request to Tru64 lpd deamon from windows client.
we face no problem except that windows cleint have to use DHCP, so different IP address are used,
we add an entry in /etc/hosts.lpd with *
it works if we define static IP foe host in /etc/hosts.
is there is a way to send request using lpr without define static IP address in /etc/hosts
the main Question is : How to configure lpd to accept clients requests without checking security first.
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Mark Poeschl_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Printing from windows to unix using lpd

Have you tried a '+' rather than a '*' in hosts.lpd?
Nabil_11
Frequent Advisor

Re: Printing from windows to unix using lpd

Hi,
+ rather than * in /etc/hosts.lpd not working
my problem not in hosts.lpd, my problem with /etc/hosts CUZ all clients using dynamic IP's

Regards
Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: Printing from windows to unix using lpd

Hello
Here are some suggestions. First, you can use ip address reservation (using MAC addresses of clients) on DHCP server for clients that work with LPD. In that case, they would allways get same IP address.
Other solution depends on configuration you have. Are DHCP and DNS sinchronized? If so you can set this DNS server to DNS server of your Unix host and use names instead of IP addresses.
First solution will work for sure.
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Nabil_11
Frequent Advisor

Re: Printing from windows to unix using lpd

I forced to add all clent entry in /etc/hosts and add * in /etc/hosts.lpd

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