Dan Nelson wrote:
In the last episode (Jun 17), Kent Stewart said:

On Tuesday 17 June 2003 11:34 am, Dan Nelson wrote:

In the last episode (Jun 17), Dragoncrest said:

Hi all.  Ok, here's my situation.  Just recently at work we switched
over to our network being managed by a windows 2000 domain.  (Stupid

Cliff notes version of this:
Need to login to domain to be able to print.
Printer is a Ricoh network printer.

Cheat, and print directly to the printer :) Most support the lpd protocol.

You have to have installed the simple unix services on the NT derivatives server for this to work.

Ricoh printers run NT now? I mean print directly to the printer's IP address, not to the NT server that routes Windows workstation printjobs.

I agree that this is a good approach. Keep in mind that you may have to enable LPD printing on the printer itself (it might be disabled by default).

However, I've seen it cause problems with some printers, such as printer
lockups and corrupt printjobs (where it prints hundreds of pages, each with
a single character on it).  Apparently the printer's spooling capability is
easily confused.  The problem went away when I set up an lpd queue on a BSD
server, and forced all the clients to print through that.  My guess is that
the printer's spool got confused when it was recieving jobs from too many
different locations at once.

The moral is this: if your printer starts freaking out after you start
printing to the LPD spool, you may not be able to do that on that printer.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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