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[ale] lpd/lpr printing

hi, David,

I guess you are looking for 'man printcap'.
     rs         bool      false                  restrict remote users to
                                                 those with local accounts

I had same problem before. I checked the /etc/printcap generated by the
printtool in control-panel. There is no 'rs' flag. If this flag is 'true'
then you will have this kind of behavior. So, it seemed to me that RedHat
had compiled its hacked lpd with 'rs' flag turned on. User 'root' from
remote hosts should have no problem though, assume the remote host is in

wondered whether  it works if you do sth in /etc/printcap as counter

just wanna help.

Jerry Yu
Systems Engineer	| zyu at tc.net
Premiere Technologies	| 404-262-8544(O)	
Atlanta, GA 30326	| ae.tc.net/dept/engineering/op/public/developer/zyu

On Wed, 28 Oct 1998, David Hamm wrote:

> I have an RS6000 that I need to get print data from and modify before it goes
> to the printer.  I'm using a Redhat 5.1 box for the modification of the print
> data.  The problem I have is that I can print from the RS6000 to the Linux box
> just fine as long as I have an account on both systems.  If I try to print to
> the Linux box from an account on the RS6000 that does not exist on the Linux
> box the data gets spooled but the input filter never gets called and the print
> data just vanishes.  I've also tried to find info on the hosts.lpd, hosts.allow
> and hosts.equiv but can't seem to find a man page for them?  Where should I
> look?
>  --
> ---------------------------------
> David Hamm
> Systems Analyst
> Imaging Technologies Services Inc.
> email: dhamm at itserve.com
> voice: 404-885-5905
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