To print from an LPR client to a printer


Install the appropriate printer driver on the client 


Install Print Services for Unix on the print server, and then start the Line Printer Daemon (LPD) service (if not started automatically) from Services.


Connect to the logical printer on a print server from the client using the native Line Printer Remote (LPR) utility on your client. Refer to your client operating system documentation for the correct command. Typically the LPR command is in the following format:

lpr -S server_name -P queue_name file_name


Both client and server must run TCP/IP, and the client must have an RFC-compliant version of LPR.

Some hosts do not support LPR. Refer to your operating system documentation to make sure your host does support LPR.

If documents sent by LPR services on a UNIX client do not print correctly on a print server, try reconfiguring the LPR software to use a lowercase control command.

The Lpdsvc service is independent of the Lprmon, which allows a computer running (and all clients who can access this computer) to print to a printer connected to a UNIX system.

If you send a document from a Windows XP Professional client to a non- LPD-enabled target, such as a UNIX host, the Windows XP Professional client must run Print Services for Unix.

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