I have an SMC Networks model SMC7004ABR router which forms the hub of my network. It has a parallel printer port and a queueing system with a fair amount of RAM, so it acts somewhat like an LPR printer queue, though it does not have any smarts for doing filtering. I would like to (1) assign a name to the router in the /etc/hosts file so I can refer to it by name rather than by its IP address, and (2) set up my FreeBSD systems so that my old, but reliable, HP-IIIP laser printer hanging on the router's parallel port is the default (lp) printer for all of them. The router's technical manual says the local name of the printer port on it is lpt1. I made an entry in the /etc/hosts file for it that looks like
192.168.2.1 Baricade but while I can successfully ping it by IP address, I can't do ping Baricade I can even connect to its web-based configuration manager in Konqueror with http://192.168.2.1:88/index.htm How do I inform FreeBSD that there is a local host out there that I want to refer to by the name Baricade rather than the IP address? I am clear that I have to do the input and/or output filtering on each of the FreeBSD systems. But how do I setup the /etc/printcap file so it will find and recognize the printer out there. Should I put the IP address in the rm= field? Thanks for any help. Several of you have been extremely helpful as I have gone through setting up these systems. I hope I shall become knowledgeable enough at some point to help others. -Lyman _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"