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Sercom print server and jetadmin 8.1

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Sercom print server and jetadmin 8.1

I've a sercom print mate with 3 LPT. It is connecting to a laserjet 2300 and a color laserjet 5500 with TCP/IP. How could I configure it with jetadmin 8.1. Thanks.
Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: Sercom print server and jetadmin 8.1

If jetadmin 8.1 works the same as the JetAdmin printer installer for UNIX v 10.x

then you can just use the addqueue command ( try man addqueue )

or a manual way would be .

lpadmin -pmyprinter -mPCL5 -v/dev/null
accept myprinter
enable myprinter

cp /etc/lp/interface/myprinter /etc/lp/interface/model.orig/myprinter

(change path for your jetadmin sw if needed, maybe /opt/hpnpl or /opt/hpnp or something like that )
cp /opt/hpnp/sh/hpnp.model/etc/lp/interface/myprinter

edit /etc/lp/interface/myprinter
change xPort= ( to the correct port fo ryour sercom print server )
change PERIPH= ( to the IP or hostname of your sercom print server )



Occasional Visitor

Re: Sercom print server and jetadmin 8.1

sorry. i am new to jetdirect. would you mind to tell me how to use addqueue command?

thank you.
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Sercom print server and jetadmin 8.1

Jetadmin has been deprecated for more than 10 years. What version of HP-UX are you running? Another important consideration is what Sercom says about compatibility with HP-UX, specifically the JetDirect protocol. The vast majority of non-HP print servers do not support HP's JetDirect protocol at all (port 9100) but instead support RFC 1179. This is called a "remote printer" in SAM and requires 4 values:

1. The local print queue name
2. The remote print server's IP address (or hostname)
3. The remote print server's internal name for the printer
4. Set the BSD protocol option

addqueue is part of the HP-UX package of tools for connecting directly to HP JetDirect LAN cards.

Bill Hassell, sysadmin