USENIX Tenth System Administration Conference (LISA
An LPD for the 90s
SAS Institute Inc.
lpdx was designed as an enhancement to LPD to meet the demands
for seamless inter-platform printing and to simplify
administration efforts relating to a large diverse printing
environment. With the tremendous increase in the number of printers
in the last few years, it is important to have an easy to use,
network based administration tool that eliminates rlogins to
servers and special accounts. As network traffic increased we
noticed numerous timeout and hanging problems with the
rlpdaemon/lpsched print servers we were running on our HP-UX
systems. lpdx's features were brought about by the increase in the
number of printers, the downsizing of many printing duties from the
mainframe, and the demands an ever increasing PC base presented.
Some of these features include form and job class selection,
network-wide job control, printer forwarding, and better control
over administration access.
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