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getport: failed to connect, rhost printer problem

KarenGriff
Occasional Visitor

getport: failed to connect, rhost printer problem

I am getting the following error in var/adm/syslog.dated/current lpr.log file trying to print via HP Jet Direct to Unix Printer

getport: failed to connect, rhost

I do not want to do a rcinet restart to restart the network services. Does anybody have any other ideas.

thanks

Karen
2 REPLIES
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: getport: failed to connect, rhost printer problem

What's in /etc/printcap for this printer?

Can anyone (anywhere) get this printer to run
a job, or is it busy (or in some other kind
of trouble)?

Can you "ping" the printer, or have you any
other evidence that it's on the network?

Does resetting the printer help?
KarenGriff
Occasional Visitor

Re: getport: failed to connect, rhost printer problem

Thanks Steve

Yes I can ping the device, and nothing has changed in the printcap file (it has been running for years with this configuration)

blazer|BLAZER|lp84:\
:lf=/usr/adm/lp84err:\
:lp=:\
:rm=blazer:\
:rp=raw:\
:sd=/usr/spool/lpd84:\
:sf:\
:sh:

I can also do a test from the hp jet direct device and get the correct ipconfig. I have restarted the lpd deamon. We are running digital Unix 5.1a