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LPD printer setup
« on: June 28, 2010, 09:51:00 am »
I am afraid I do not see full LPD printer support in ver. 1.4.
I noticed significant progress comparing to v.1.2. In ver.1.4 its web-GUI allows selection of LPD printers, but then asks for two parameters:
1. server address (this is fine), and
2. IP - this one is odd and shall be perhaps replaced by queue name (see below).

According to RFC 1179, the port on which a line printer daemon listens is fixed and it is set to 515. There is no need to change it. So the IP parameter is surplus in web-GUI. However, LPD requires a name of queue to be set.
Quote from RFC 1179:  The code is immediately followed by the ASCII name of the printer queue name on which the function is to be performed.
The eBox 1.4 web-GUI does not allow to enter queue name as requested for LPD printers. Does anyone plan to fix this in next release? Or should we (users) hack the code ourselves?