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DarS

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LPD printer setup
« on: June 28, 2010, 09:51:00 am »
Hello,
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?

Regards,
-DarS