Print to RPM from SunOS 2.6

Mon, 03/11/2024 - 12:31 By Dave Brooks

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Question: We have recently upgraded to SunOS 2.6 (or later) from a previous version. RPM Remote Print Manager® (RPM) no longer receives print jobs from the Solaris box. How can we configure the new operating system version to print through RPM?

Answer: There have been significant modifications to the printing system between Solaris 2.5 and 2.6. You may need to remove all old printers and add a new printer to allow RPM to receive print jobs from Solaris 2.6. RPM supports all relevant BSD print protocol options, such as those described in the RFC 1179 specifications.

If you have the graphical desktop CDE, these instructions may be more helpful.

If the above is not helpful, or you want a simpler way to create printers in Solaris, the following command can be used to create a printer that will print to remote print servers such as RPM.

# lpadmin -p name -s host!remote-queue
# enable name
# accept name

Be sure to replace the italicized words above with the correct information in your situation. If you have any questions as to what each of the italicized words represents, these explanations may help:

  • name: The name of the print queue as it will be known in Solaris
  • host: The DNS hostname or IP address of the RPM host
  • remote-queue: The name of the queue in RPM. This name can be identical to name above.