How to set up Linux for RPM

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 19:19 By Dave Brooks

Q: How do I setup Linux to print to RPM Remote Print ManagerĀ® (RPM)?

A: Make sure you have a line in your /etc/hosts file that has the IP address of the PC you have installed RPM on, and a hostname for that PC.

At the shell prompt type "telnet <hostname> 515". <hostname> should be the name of the PC running RPM.

If you get the following response (or similar), RPM is listening correctly:

	Trying <>:
	Connected to <hostname>.
	Escape character is '^]'.
	Client port 1107 out of range
	Connection closed by foreign host.

Now run printtool and press "Add".

Choose "Remote Unix (lpd) Queue".

By default, the spool directory, file size limit, and name are automatically entered. You may change this information, or add another name by typing a pipe (|) character and another name.

Now, add your remote host destination IP address or hostname (RPM PC) and the remote queue name which will be the queue name in RPM.

For a more detailed set of instructions, click here.