6.5 Configure Remote lpd Printing on the Host
You can use this procedure to configure your Unix host(s) to
allow printing to your network. The procedure below can be used
for Unix variants that are related to BSD Unix, like SunOS or
Linux. For other versions of Unix, consult your system
documentation, keeping in mind that:
1. The print server should be treated as a BSD networked print
server host.
2. The host name should be the name (or IP address) that you
have assigned to the print server.
3. The printer name (or queue name) on the remote host should
be lpt1, lpt2 or lpt3, the name of the parallel port on the print
You will need to perform the tasks below, logged in as the
superuser (root). To configure your Unix host for printing,
1. Optionally, assign a name corresponding to the print server’s
IP address. You can add this address to the /etc/hosts file, by
adding the following line: pserver
2. Create a spool directory for the printer in the same directory
where spool directories are normally kept on the machine, such as
/var/spool or /var/spool/lpd:
mkdir /var/spool/lpd/pserverd
chown daemon /var/spool/lpd/pserverd
chgrp daemon /var/spool/lpd/pserverd
chmod 775 /var/spool/lpd/pserverd
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