Configuring RPM for direct socket printing

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:00 By Dave Brooks

Q: I have a host system running that does not support the LPR/LPD protocol, however, it does support the Telnet protocol for printing. Can I configure RPM Remote Print ManagerĀ® ("RPM") to receive jobs using the Telnet protocol?

A: RPM provides the ability to receive print jobs via a direct socket connection on any port. This is also known as stream printing or reverse telnet. Ports used for this purpose typically start at 9100 similar to the Jetdirect protocol. Follow the steps below to configure RPM for direct socket printing.

In the RPM GUI:

  1. Go to the View menu and select General Settings.
  2. Click the Ports icon.
  3. Click Add Port.
  4. Select "Telnet" from the list, and enter a port number.
  5. Select a queue to send telnet jobs to. The defaults for the other settings are usually good enough.
  6. Click the Save button.