In the last episode (Sep 24), Andy Kosela said:
> The netprint perl script provided in the Handbook (9.4.3.2) is not
> working.. or am I missing something:
> 
> plotinus:~> cat new.txt | lp.sh
> Can't contact 10.10.21.12: Address family not supported by protocol family at 
> /usr/local/libexec/netprint line 21.

Can you telnet to that ip address ("telnet 10.10.21.12 9100", or
whatever port you're using)?
 
> plotinus:> cat /usr/local/libexec/netprint
> #!/usr/bin/perl
> #
> #  netprint - Text filter for printer attached to network
> #  Installed in /usr/local/libexec/netprint
> #
> $#ARGV eq 1 || die "Usage: $0 <printer-hostname> <port-number>";
> 
> $printer_host = $ARGV[0];
> $printer_port = $ARGV[1];
> 
> require 'sys/socket.ph';
> 
> ($ignore, $ignore, $protocol) = getprotobyname('tcp');
> ($ignore, $ignore, $ignore, $ignore, $address)
>    = gethostbyname($printer_host);
> 
> $sockaddr = pack('S n a4 x8', &AF_INET, $printer_port, $address);
> 
> socket(PRINTER, &PF_INET, &SOCK_STREAM, $protocol)
>    || die "Can't create TCP/IP stream socket: $!";
> connect(PRINTER, $sockaddr) || die "Can't contact $printer_host: $!";
> while (<STDIN>) { print PRINTER; }
> exit 0;

Wow.  That's a really complicated way to say 

  #! /bin/sh
  nc $1 $2


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        Dan Nelson
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