The Praetorian <email@example.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to get an as400 (v4r5) to use a printer connected to a
> windows box sharing its printer or a unix box accepting network printer
Yes. Remote output queues send out print jobs as lpr/lpd jobs. You
need to have the AS/400 configured to send to the right lpd queue, and
the remote system must accept lpd jobs from the AS/400.
I gather that CRTDEVPRT is better than remote output queues, but haven't
had a version of OS/400 that provided it to try.
If the remote system is Windows XP Pro, you can load the "Print Services
For Unix" package to give it a (weak) lpd server. This is likely to
have a high suckage factor. I've used FreeBSD with very good results.
> If so, are there any good docs or links that discuss some
> of the options? Thanks.
I've posted a few AS/400 remote output queue definitions here over the
last few years. Do a groups.google.com search on my email address and
Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota * USA