Integrated Network Interface Card User`s Manual

Integrated Network Interface Card
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Table of Contents
1 Introduction .............................................. 15
Overview ...............................................................................15
What is the NIC? ..............................................................15
What Special Features are Available? .............................16
Logical Printer Architecture ...................................................17
Destinations/Queues........................................................19
Models..............................................................................19
Interfaces...............................................................................21
Speed Setting for 10/100Base-T......................................21
Conventions Used in this Manual..........................................23
Notes and Notices .................................................................23
2 Installation And Configuration .................. 25
Installation .............................................................................25
Connecting to the Network...............................................25
Configuration Tools ...............................................................25
Printing a NIC Test Page .................................................26
Configuration using the Control Panel .............................27
NIC Verification ................................................................28
Wireless NIC Configuration using
the Control Panel .............................................................29
HTML Forms ....................................................................36
Telnet ...............................................................................39
Remote Shell....................................................................39
Setup through Data Stream .............................................40
Printer Setup Wizard ........................................................40
Table of Contents
3 NIC Web Server ....................................... 41
Overview ...............................................................................41
Configuration .........................................................................42
Network Configuration...........................................................43
TCP/IP Network ...............................................................43
Wireless ...........................................................................47
Windows Network (NetBIOS TCP/IP) ..............................51
Print Path Configuration ........................................................52
Destination Settings .........................................................52
Current Model Settings ....................................................54
Print Model Configuration......................................................57
Log Path Configuration .........................................................60
TN5250/3270 Configuration ..................................................62
SNMP Configuration .............................................................66
Administration Configuration .................................................73
System Information ..........................................................73
Passwords .......................................................................76
System Configuration ............................................................77
Status ....................................................................................77
Status - I/O Port ....................................................................78
Status - Network....................................................................78
Help .......................................................................................78
4 Windows Configuration ............................ 79
Overview ...............................................................................79
Windows Environment Description .......................................79
Windows NIC Configuration ..................................................80
Mandatory ........................................................................80
Optional............................................................................80
Configuration using ARP..................................................80
Communicating Across Routers.......................................82
Changing Workgroup Names...........................................83
Changing Destination Names ..........................................84
Table of Contents
5 Unix Configuration.................................... 87
Overview ...............................................................................87
Unix Environment Description ...............................................87
Unix NIC Configuration..........................................................88
Mandatory ........................................................................88
Optional............................................................................88
Using ARP........................................................................88
Using RARP .....................................................................90
Using BOOTP ..................................................................91
Communicating Across Routers.......................................92
Unix Host Configuration ........................................................93
Manual System V Host Setup ..........................................93
NIC Installation on HP-UX.....................................................94
Solaris 2.6 – 7 NIC Setup......................................................95
Manual LPR/LPD Host Setup...........................................96
NIC Configuration for AIX 4..............................................98
AIX Remote Queue Time–Out Setting ...........................100
Printing from AIX ............................................................100
Printing with FTP............................................................101
Alternate FTP Printing....................................................102
Direct Socket Printing.....................................................103
6 z/OS Configuration, IPDS Printer ........... 105
Overview .............................................................................105
Requirements.................................................................105
Configuration Checklist ..................................................106
Configuring PSF for z/OS to Print IPDS Files .....................106
Configuration Procedure ................................................106
Verifying a TCP/IP-Attached Printer on z/OS.................116
Sharing Line Matrix Printers on z/OS ..................................117
JES Spool Printer Sharing .............................................117
Port Switching Printer Sharing .......................................119
Table of Contents
Handling z/OS Connectivity Problems ................................119
Ping is not Successful ....................................................119
Ping is Successful ..........................................................120
7 AS/400 Configuration, ASCII Printer ...... 121
Overview .............................................................................121
Configuring AS/400 for ASCII using TCP/IP .......................123
Configuring with ADDTCPIFC........................................123
Configuring a Router Definition with ADDTCPRTE........125
Configuring a Local Domain and Hostname ..................125
Configuring A TCP/IP Host Table Entry .........................125
Configuring the AS/400 for Printing.....................................126
Setting Up Printing for ASCII Files .................................126
Verify Printing on AS/400 ....................................................133
AS/400 ASCII Troubleshooting ...........................................134
8 AS/400 Configuration, IPDS Printer ....... 135
Configuring on AS/400 as an IPDS Printer .........................135
Printing AFP, IPDS, and SCS Files................................135
Requirements.................................................................136
Configuration Checklist ..................................................136
Configuring an AS/400 TCP/IP Interface with
ADDTCPIFC...................................................................138
Configuring PSF/400 for IPDS on V3R2 ........................140
Configuring PSF/400 for IPDS on V3R7 and Above ......146
Configuring PSF for IPDS on V4R2 and Above .............151
Configuring AFP with CRTPSFCFG on V4R3 and
Above (Optional) ............................................................152
Configuring PSF with CRTDEVPRT on V4R2 and
Above .............................................................................154
Verifying the IPDS Configuration on AS/400.......................158
Sharing the AS/400 Printer on the Network ........................159
Printer Sharing Parameters............................................160
Table of Contents
AS/400 Troubleshooting......................................................163
Cannot PING the Printer ................................................163
PSF/400 Terminates when Initialized.............................163
Spooled Print File Remains in PND Status ....................164
Spooled Files Disappear without Printing ......................164
Data is Being Clipped.....................................................164
9 z/OS Configuration, TN3270E................ 165
z/OS Configuration for a TN3270E Printer ..........................165
Coax Printer Support FMID .................................................165
Program Materials ...............................................................166
VTAM Definitions for SCS and DSE TN3270E ..............167
TCPIP Configuration with TN3270E...............................169
Printer Inventory Manager as Defined with TN3270E....170
Configuration Screens.........................................................179
10 AS/400 Configuration, TN5250 .............. 183
Setting Up TN5250 Print Queues on AS/400 ......................183
Setting Up a TN5250 Connection/Device via a
Telnet Session.....................................................................184
User Supplied Values.....................................................185
Using Telnet Commands for TN5250..................................185
Command List ................................................................185
Getting Started ...............................................................186
TN5250 Job Formatting.......................................................187
Font Identifier (FONT) - Help...............................................189
Table of Contents
11 Monitoring Printers ................................. 191
Implementing Printer Management .....................................191
Agent/Manager Model....................................................191
MIB.................................................................................192
SNMP.............................................................................193
Monitoring Tools..................................................................193
Monitoring with AIX NetView/6000.................................193
PrintNet Enterprise Suite................................................194
Setting the SNMP Community Name.............................194
12 Commands ............................................. 195
Command Shell Overview...................................................195
npsh Access Methods ....................................................195
Main npsh Command Prefixes .......................................196
Getting Command Help..................................................196
Complete Command List.....................................................197
Store Commands ...........................................................197
Set Commands ..............................................................213
List Commands ..............................................................225
Miscellaneous Commands .............................................230
13 Extra Features ........................................ 233
NIC Security ........................................................................233
Users And Passwords....................................................233
Reset The NIC Password...............................................235
TCP Access Lists ...........................................................235
Printer Monitoring And Logging...........................................237
Printer And Print Job Monitoring ....................................237
Printer Logging Through Logpaths ................................238
Downloading Software through the
Network Interface Card (NIC)..............................................239
NIC Naming Schemes.........................................................243
Periodic Ping .......................................................................243
Table of Contents
A Troubleshooting Tips.............................. 245
Windows Troubleshooting Tips ...........................................245
Technical Support ..........................................................245
NIC Cannot Be Found On The Network.........................246
HTML Configuration Forms Will Not Display..................246
Errors Occur When Defining An LPR Printer .................247
Cannot Browse The NIC On The Network .....................247
Printer Errors When Printing Or No Output....................248
TCP/IP Access Problem.................................................248
Web Browser/HTTP Problem.........................................249
Windows NT 4.0 Or 2000 Host Setup Problems............250
Unix Troubleshooting Tips...................................................252
NIC Cannot Be Found On The Network.........................252
Nothing Prints.................................................................253
Stair-Stepped Output .....................................................254
No Form Feed Or Extra Page Comes Out .....................255
Front Panel Message – Dynamically Set Params
Read Only ......................................................................255
Wireless Connections Troubleshooting Tips .......................256
LA5127 CF Radio Specifics ...........................................256
General Issues When Using Wireless Ethernet .............257
Tools Used To Gather Information or
Configure The Device ....................................................258
Quality (Signal Strength) = 0%.......................................258
Quality > 1-100%, Status = Disassociated.....................259
Quality > 1-100%, Status = Associated,
but Cannot Ping the Device ...........................................260
Cannot Ping But Associated and Authenticated ............261
Can Ping the Device but Cannot Print ...........................261
Wireless Device Setup Example ....................................261
Table of Contents
B Customer Support .................................. 263
Printronix Customer Support Center ...................................263
Printronix Supplies Department ..........................................264
Corporate Offices ................................................................264
C Glossary ................................................. 267
1
Introduction
Overview
This chapter introduces you to the Network Interface Card (NIC)
architecture and special features, as well as providing information
on installation and configuration tools.
What is the NIC?
The NIC allows you to attach printers on a local area network (LAN)
rather than attaching them directly to a host system. Following
simple configuration steps, these peripherals can be
simultaneously shared with users on the network whether you are
using TCP/IP or NetBIOS over TCP/IP.
The NIC package contains an Ethernet Interface to attach itself and
the printer to the network. The NIC is supplied in one of two forms:
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an integrated Ethernet card
an integrated wireless Ethernet card.
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What Special Features are Available?
The NIC offers an extensive list of features including:
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built-in HTML forms for easy cross-platform configuration
availability of PrintNet® Enterprise, a remote management
software utility
•
a detailed and easy-to-use command shell built-in to the
firmware
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multi-level configuration security through passwords,
permission levels, and access lists
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WAN-wide communication access
•
remote management through HTML forms, Telnet sessions,
rsh/rcmd/remsh commands, SNMP, and pre-defined log
methods
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extensive built-in troubleshooting tools
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multiple destinations/queues for versatile printer manipulation
and distinct print setups
•
header and trailer strings to instruct printers on font, pitch,
printing, etc.
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flexible naming conventions
•
multiple network protocol support
numerous printer logging methods (e.g., automatic email) to
record printer errors and usage
built-in telnet and ping clients
configurable memory usage by disabling protocols and
destination services
automatic network connection and frame type sensing
simultaneous printing across all I/O ports and all supported
protocols
Logical Printer Architecture
The NIC implements a logical printer architecture which gives the
system administrator the possibility to configure the print server to
handle and act upon the print data in several ways. When a print
job comes through the print server, there is a certain logical print
path that it follows before it gets to the printer. Each logical print
path consists of a sequence of logical steps where extra processing
may be performed on the print data before it is sent to the printer.
This ability to preprocess the print data before it is sent to the
printer allows elimination of certain printing problems, or
implementation of printer enhancements that may be difficult and
time consuming to solve or introduce at the system, spool or queue
level. The preprocess ability is also simplistic to perform at the print
server level.
The logical print path for a print job going through NIC consists of
three different phases:
•
Phase 1 - the host sends the job to a destination or queue on
NIC (e.g. d1prn).
•
Phase 2 - the print job passes through the associated “model”
(e.g. model “m1”) on NIC for any extra processing associated
with the model.
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Phase 3 - the processed print job is directed to the printer for
output.
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Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3
Destination 1
(d1prn)
Model 1
(m1)
Destination 2
(d2prn)
Model 2
(m2)
Destination 3
(d3prn)
Model 3
(m3)
Destination 4
(d4prn)
Model 4
(m4)
Printer
Host
Destination 5
(d5prn)
Model 5
(m5)
Destination 6
(d6prn)
Model 6
(m6)
Destination 7
(d7prn)
Model 7
(m7)
Destination 8
(d8prn)
Model 8
(m8)
Figure 1. Print Path
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Destinations/Queues
Destinations/Queues
For every I/O port on NIC, there is at least one pre-defined logical
print queue or destination to accept print jobs destined for it. This
includes print jobs that are sent directly to the I/O port, such as port
9100. These queue or destination names are pre-defined but can
be changed by the user.
Models
For every destination or queue, there is a pre-defined model
associated with it. The model defines how the print job will be
processed as it passes through to the printer. Models are a set of
mini filters that can be used to modify the print data stream. The
functions available for each model are as follows:
1. Insert carriage return after line feed
2. Insert a banner page before or after each print job
3. Insert header strings to
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Print using upper tray’s paper
Printer using lower tray's paper
Print in landscape mode
Print in portrait mode
4. Insert trailer strings to
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Reset the printer once the print job completes
Force the end of the job
Perform a form feed at the end of the data
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5. Log one or all of the following information as each print job
passes through the model
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Job ID and username
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Checksum value of the data transferred
User ID and three messages per job about the start and
finish
Miscellaneous messages from the printer
Status of the printer based on the port interface signals
6. Load a specific printer configuration before processing a print
job
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Specify a printer configuration to be associated with a print
queue.
•
When a job is set to that print queue, the associated printer
configuration will be loaded before the job is processed.
•
Feature allows you to define up to eight unique and
independent printer personalities in a single printer.
•
Allows you to effectively have eight different printers in one.
Speed Setting for 10/100Base-T
Interfaces
The NIC interfaces with the host printer through an Ethernet
10/100Base-T interface connector.
Two NIC interfaces are available, depending on the type of
controller board the printer contains. Some printers use NICs that
plug into the Peripheral Component Interface (PCI) controller
boards that have no dip switches. Other printers have built-in
Ethernet which requires a security bit enabling its functionality.
Integrated NIC Card LED:
Table 1. Integrated NIC LED Indicator
NET
Indication
Description
ON
flashes
ON
constant
Indicates that the link is good at 10 Mbps
ON
constant
Indicates that the link is good at 100 Mbps
Indicates activity
Speed Setting for 10/100Base-T
When the router is set to auto-negotiation enable, the following is
the correct behavior of the NIC with each setting:
1. 10mbps Half Duplex
Use parallel detection because the NIC is using force mode
and thus has auto-negotiation disabled.
PORs to 10mbps Half Duplex. Resets to 10mbps Half Duplex.
Reconnection at switch maintains 10mbps Half Duplex.
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Chapter 1 Interfaces
2. 10mbps Full Duplex
Use parallel detection because the NIC is using force mode
and thus has auto-negotiation disabled.
PORs to 10mbps Full Duplex. Resets to 10mbps Full Duplex.
Reconnection at switch maintains 10mbps Full Duplex.
3. 100mbps Half Duplex
Use parallel detection because the NIC is using force mode
and thus has auto-negotiation disabled.
PORs to 100mbps Half Duplex. Resets to 100mbps Half
Duplex. Reconnection at switch results in 100mbps Half
Duplex.
4. 100mbps Full Duplex
Use parallel detection because the NIC is using force mode
and thus has auto-negotiation disabled.
PORs to 100mbps Full Duplex. Resets to 100mbps Full
Duplex. Reconnection at switch results in 100mbps Full
Duplex.
5. NIC in Auto mode in 100mbps Full Duplex environment
Use auto negotiation to the highest common local and remote
capability, i.e. 100 mbps Full Duplex in this case.
PORs to 100 mbps Full Duplex. Resets to 100 mbps Full
Duplex. Reconnection at switch remains 100 mbps Full Duplex.
6. NIC in Auto mode in 10mbps Half Duplex environment
(determined using 10 mbps Half Duplex hub)
Use auto-negotiation to the highest common local and remote
capability, i.e. 10 mbps Half Duplex in this case.
PORs to 10 mbps Half Duplex. Resets to 10 mbps Half Duplex.
Reconnection at switch maintains 10 mbps Half Duplex.
NOTE: With parallel detection, only speed can be determined. The
duplex mode sets to half duplex.
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Speed Setting for 10/100Base-T
Conventions Used in this Manual
All uppercase print indicates control panel keys.
Example: Press the CLEAR key, then press the ONLINE key.
Quotation marks (“ “) indicate messages on the Liquid Crystal
Display (LCD).
Example: Press the ONLINE key. “OFFLINE” appears on the LCD.
Command syntax and examples are formatted as follows:
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The Courier font in boldface indicates commands that you
type. For example:
At the prompt, type:
ping ftp.CompanyWebsite.com
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Regular Courier font indicates references to command syntax
and output. For example:
The ftp.CompanyWebsite.com site is working properly.
•
Variable values are shown in italics in command syntax, output,
and in text. For example:
ping ipname
The ipname is working properly.
Notes and Notices
For your safety and to protect valuable equipment, read and comply
with the notes included in this manual. A description follows:
NOTE: A Note gives you helpful information and tips about printer
operation and maintenance.
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Chapter 1 Notes and Notices
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2
Installation And
Configuration
Installation
The NIC provides an RJ-45 connector for 10/100Base-T (UTP)
networks.
Connecting to the Network
To attach the NIC to a network, plug the network cable into the NIC
connector.
Configuration Tools
There are two parts to a NIC setup:
•
Configuring the NIC so it can be seen on the network. This
involves network-related settings (e.g., an IP address within
TCP/IP environments) configured through the built-in command
shell, npsh, or from the control panel.
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Configuring a host with a new printer so it knows how to send
data to the NIC. Just being able to see the printer on the
network does not mean you can automatically print to it. A host
has to be told where to send the data.
NOTE: Some network environments do not require any network
settings to be configured on the NIC. However, all network
setups require configuration on the host end.
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Chapter 2 Configuration Tools
The following methods are available for configuring the NIC:
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via the control panel (wired and wireless)
HTML forms
Telnet
Remote Shell
PTX_Setup
Printer Setup Wizard, a host based wizard to simplify NIC
configuration. This tool can be found on the CD supplied with
the printer.
Printing a NIC Test Page
Always print an E-NET test page before performing any updates or
network configuration using the following steps:
•
For P5000/P7000 printers:
a. Take the printer offline. When the printer LCD reads
“OFFLINE /QUICK SETUP,” press the up and down arrow
keys simultaneously to unlock the control panel.
b. Press the left arrow until “Diagnostics” appears.
c.
Press the down arrow until “Printer Tests” appears.
d. Press the down arrow until “Shift Recycle” appears.
e. Press the left arrow until Ethernet Test appears.
f.
•
Press Enter.
For SL/T5R Energy Star printers:
a. Take the printer offline. When the printer LCD reads
“OFFLINE,” press the down arrow and ENTER keys
simultaneously to unlock the control panel.
b. Press the “+” key until “Printer Tests” appears. Continue
pressing the “+” key until “Printer Tests/E-Net Test Page”
or “Ethernet Test” appears. Press ENTER.
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Configuration using the Control Panel
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For SL/T4M printers:
a. Take the printer offline. When the printer LCD reads
“OFFLINE,” press the down arrow and ENTER keys
simultaneously to unlock the control panel.
b. Press the NEXT key until “DIAGNOSTICS” appears.
Continue pressing the NEXT key until “Printer Tests/
E-Net Test Page” appears. Press ENTER.
Configuration using the Control Panel
You can set NIC settings from the printer control panel.
CAUTION
When the printer is first powered on, wait for E-NET READY to
display on the control panel before making changes to the NIC
settings from the control panel.
1. After the printer displays “E-NET READY,” take the printer
offline.
2. Scroll through menu selections until “ETHERNET ADDRESS”
OR “WLAN ADDRESS” displays.
3. From the control panel, navigate to the IP Address, Netmask,
and Gateway Address (Subnet Mask) menu options and enter
the appropriate values. You must press the ↵ (Enter) key after
inputting each segment of the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and
Gateway Address.
4. Place the printer online to start the NIC IP Address, Subnet
Mask, and Gateway Address update process. This process will
reboot the printer and may take several minutes. Wait until
E-NET READY displays on the control panel.
NOTE: If you do not put the printer online, the settings you just
entered will not take effect. Do not turn the printer off until
E-NET READY displays. If you turn the printer off before
the new values are written to memory in the NIC adapter,
you will need to repower the printer and repeat step 3 and
step 4.
NOTE: When the printer is moved from one network to another,
the software cannot find the printer. Verify the IP address,
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Gateway Mask, and Subnet Mask to make sure the
settings are correct and routable.
Your NIC is now configured and connected to your network.
NIC Verification
Before performing the verification, you must connect the NIC card
to the network.
1. Print an E-NET test page (see steps on page 26) to verify the
settings you made.
2. Verify the Netmask is correct in two locations on the E-NET test
page:
•
NETWORK INTERFACES
•
TCP/IP ROUTING TABLE
The Netmask must be the same in both locations. For example,
if the Netmask is listed as 255.255.255.0 in NETWORK
INTERFACES and is listed as 255.255.255.255 in the TCP/IP
ROUTING TABLE, they do not match and you must correct it
for the Gateway.
Also, if a Gateway Address was entered, verify that
“xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is alive” is printed under the Default Gateway
Ping Test, where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the Gateway Address. If a
Gateway Address was not entered, the Default Gateway Ping
test is not required and will not display on the page.
If the Netmask does not match, complete the following steps:
a. Take the printer offline.
b. Using the control panel, modify the Gateway value to
0.0.0.0. (non-configured).
c.
Place the printer online and wait until E-NET IS READY
displays.
d. Take the printer offline and enter the Gateway Address you
desire.
e. Place the printer online and wait until E-NET IS READY
displays. This saves the new Gateway Address.
Your NIC is now configured and connected to your network.
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Wireless NIC Configuration using
the Control Panel
NOTE: The Access Point must be configured according to the
manufacturer's installation guide.
To configure Wireless NIC card, configure the ethernet and
wireless IP addresses so they can be seen on the network. This
includes several network-related settings (e.g., an IP address within
TCP/IP environments) configured through the built-in command
shell, npsh, or from the control panel.
NOTE: It is not necessary to configure the Ethernet IP address if
only WLAN NIC is installed.
IP Address Configuration
You can set the wireless NIC IP and other parameters from the
front panel. Refer to the NETWORK SETUP menu in the User’s
Manual for more information.
CAUTION
When the printer is first powered on, wait for E-NET READY to
display on the control panel before making changes to the NIC
settings from the control panel.
You need to set both the ethernet and wireless network IP
addresses according to the TCP/IP environment that the printer is
connected to. There are four parameters accessed from the printer
control panel that are IP address related. These parameters are
located in the "Ethernet Address" menu and the "Wireless Address"
menu.
NOTE: It is not necessary to configure the Ethernet IP address if
the WLAN NIC is not installed.
•
IP Address
This is the host for IP addresses that have four segments. They are
displayed as SEG1, SEG2, SEG3, and SEG4 which can be set to
any value in the range of 0 to 255.
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•
Subnet Mask
This is the subnet mask for the host IP that has four segments.
They are displayed as SEG1, SEG2, SEG3, and SEG4 which can
be set to any value in the range of of 0 to 255.
•
Gateway Address
This is the gateway IP addresses that have four segments. They
are displayed as SEG1, SEG2, SEG3, and SEG4 which can be set
to any value in the range of 0 to 255.
•
DHCP
The DHCP option allows you to obtain host server IP addresses
when powering onto the network. The DHCP can be configured to:
•
Enable – each time you power on, the host server
automatically assigns you a different address (if the IP address
has not been previously assigned).
•
Disable – You choose the host server IP address. After the
selection, the IP Address remains fixed even after you reboot.
Wireless Parameter Configuration
Certain "WIRELESS PARAMS" must be configured to match the
Access Point settings:
•
Signal Strength
This menu displays the strength of the wireless signal.
NOTE: This is a display value only and cannot be changed.
•
SSID Name
This is the Service Set Identifier which must be identical to the
Access Point's SSID name. The SSID name can be configured to a
maximum of 32 alphanumeric characters. The SSID name and
alphanumeric characters are divided into three parts in the control
panel menu as "SSID Name (01-15)", "SSID Name (16-30)" and
"SSID Name (31-32)".
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NOTE: When two or more consecutive space characters are used
in the SSID, enclose it in a double quoted string;otherwise
upon resetting the NIC, the SSID Name wil be saved in the
Wireless NIC with only one space.
•
Reset SSID Name
This selection resets the SSID.
•
Min Xfer Rate
Allows you to set the minimum speed at which the Wireless Option
will accept a connection (in million bits per second).
This is the wireless transfer rate. The selections are Auto-negotiate
(default), 1Mb, 2Mb, 5.5Mb, 11Mb, 6Mb/sec, 9Mb/sec, 12Mb/sec,
18Mb/sec, 24Mb/sec, 36Mb/sec, 48Mb/sec, or 54Mb/sec.
•
Ant. Diversity
This is used to select the antenna for communication. It is
recommended to set to "Primary" for the NIC to detect for optimal
communication. It can also be set to "Diverse" or "Auxiliary".
•
Power Mgmt
This option allows you to set power-save mode and sleep time.
A value specifying the sleep time in milliseconds will be provided.
If set to zero, power-save mode will be disabled. It is recommended
not to change this setting.
•
Transmit Power
This option allows you to specify the power level used by the
wireless card to send network packets to the access point. Transmit
power is specified as a percentage of full pwer (0 – 100%).
•
Internat. Mode
When enabled, the Wireless option adapts to international
frequency requirements in Europe. The default is Disable.
•
Auth Method. This feature allows the user to select the
authentication method used for the wireless network interface.
•
Open (the default). Selects open authentication.
•
Shared. Selects shared key authentication.
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Encryption Key Configuration
As previously mentioned, there are four encryption keys that can be
configured through the control panel. For each encryption key x
(where x can be 1 to 4), the following control menu can be used to
configure the key:
•
WEP Key x Format
This is the format of the key. It can be set to either ASCII or
Hexadecimal.
•
WEP Key x Width
This is the number of bits used for encryption. This can be set to
either 40 Bits or 128 Bits and must match the Access Point's
configuration.
•
WEP Key x
This is the key value. If the "WEP Key x Width" is set to 40 Bits, the
key values can be entered in the following 5 sub menus
(BYTE 1, …, BYTE 5). If the "WEP Key x Width" is set to 128 Bits,
the key values can be entered in the following 13 sub menus
(BYTE 1, …, BYTE 13). The key values must configure to match
the corresponding key in the Access Point's key configuration.
•
Default WEP Key
The default key must match the Access Point's configuration. If the
Access Point is configured to use "Open System", the default key
should be set to 0. If the Access Point is configured to use 40-bit or
128-bit WEP encryption key, the encryption key must be set to the
same setting as the Access Point's setting. See the following
section on how to set up the encryption key.
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WPA Parameters
•
WPA Mode. Selects the WPA wireless security mode. By
default the mode is set to Disable thus disabling WPA security.
If set to Personal, this selects a personal or pre-shared key
mode for WPA security. The options are Disable (default),
Personal, and Enterprise.
•
WPA Cipher. Selects the WPA wireless security cipher setting.
The options are Disable (default), TKIP, AES, and TKIP+AES.
•
•
WPA P-Phs. Sets the individual bytes of the WPA passphrase.
Reset WPA P-Phs. Resets all 32 bytes of the WPA
passphrase at once.
WLAN EAP Parameters
EAP wireless security scheme is available when the Symbol
LA-5127 radio card is installed.
•
EAP Mode. This feature allows the user to select the EAP
authentication mode. None (Default), LEAP, PEAP, and TTLS
are the available settings.
•
EAP Username
•
EAP Username (01-15). The first 15 characters of the EAP
user name (maximum number of characters is 32).
• EAP Username (16-30). Characters 16 to 30 of the EAP
user name (maximum number of characters is 32).
•
EAP User (31-32). Characters 31 to 32 of the EAP user
name (maximum number of characters is 32).
•
Reset EAP User. Resets the EAP user name to an empty
string.
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•
EAP Password
•
EAP Password (01-15). The first 15 characters of the EAP
password (maximum number of characters is 32).
•
EAP Password (16-30). Characters 16 to 30 of the EAP
password (maximum number of characters is 32).
•
EAP Password (31-32). Characters 31 to 32 of the EAP
password (maximum number of characters is 32).
•
Reset EAP Pswd. Resets the EAP password to an empty
string.
Equivalent Wireless NIC Configuration using the
Telnet Command
store ifc default <IFNUM>|<0> (0 for no default)
store ifc <IFNUM> utp [-]li [-]rx
store ifc <IFNUM> mode auto|10half|10full|100half|100full
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan ssid <NETWORK-NAME>
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan mode adhoc|pseudo|managed
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan speed auto|(1 2 5 11 6 9 12 18 24 36 48
54)
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan channel default|(1-252)
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan antenna diverse|primary|aux
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan preamble default|long|short
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan pmm on|off
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan txpwr (0-100)
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan opts [[-]intnl]
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan defkey disable|(1-4)
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan key <KEY-NUM> <HEX-KEY>|
($<STRING-KEY>
[<LENGTH>])
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store ifc <IFNUM> wlan auth <AUTH-METHOD> (eg. open, shared,
leap)
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan user <AUTH-USER-NAME>
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan pass <AUTH-PASSWORD>
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan profile <WIFI-PROFILE> (0 ... 6)
profile 0 = 802.11b only
1 = mixed 802.11b,g
2 = mixed 802.11b,g w/o 5.5, 11 Mbps
3 = 802.11g only
4 = test 802.11g only
5 = 802.11b only w/o 5.5, 11 Mbps
6 = mixed 802.11b,g with 5.5, 11 Mbps
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan wpa disable|personal|enterprise
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan eap none|leap|peap|ttls
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan cipher disable|tkip|aes|tkip+aes
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan passphrase <WPA Pre-shared Key>
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan country <COUNTRY-CODE>
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan mask 0|<CHANNEL-MASK>
store ifc from default|current
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HTML Forms
The NIC settings can be configured over TCP/IP through a
standard Web browser. The NIC Web pages provide a way to
access some of the commands built into the print server.
NOTE: If a router is used, make sure a Gateway value is
configured.
To access the NIC home page:
1. Make sure the print server has an IP address and Subnet Mask
so it is recognizable on your TCP/IP network.
2. Make sure your network station can successfully ping the NIC
over the network.
3. Direct your Web browser to the URL:
http://IPaddress
(e.g., http://192.75.11.9)
where IPaddress is the IP address of your NIC.
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HTML Forms
The NIC HTML structure is divided into several menus as shown in
Figure 2.
Index/Home
Configuration
Status
Help
About
I/O Port
Network
Network
TCP/IP
Wireless
Windows
Administration
Print Path
Log Path
Print Model
d1prn
d2prn
d3prn
d4prn
d5prn
d6prn
d7prn
d8prn
m1
m2
m3
m4
m5
m6
m7
m8
l1
l2
l3
l4
l5
l6
l7
l8
TN5250/
3270
d1prn
d2prn
d3prn
d4prn
d5prn
d6prn
d7prn
d8prn
SNMP
Alert Config 1
Alert Config 2
Alert Config 3
Alert Config 4
Alert Config 5
Alert Config 6
Alert Config 7
Alert Config 8
Alert Config 9
Alert Config 10
System
Figure 2. NIC HTML Structure
NOTE: Online help is available for all HTML pages.
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Printer Status Screen
Using the printer IP Address and any standard Web browser, you
can check the status of the printer. Figure 3 shows the exact state
of the printer by showing the printer LCD message. (This screen
automatically refreshes every minute.)
Figure 3. Printer Status Screen
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Telnet
Besides the HTML forms and software provided, the NIC internal
command shell, npsh, can also be reached using Telnet, Remote
Shell, FTP, and Data Stream:
Telnet
A TCP/IP command that helps configure NIC settings remotely. A
TCP/IP host starts a Telnet session with the print server and logs
into the device command shell to alter and view settings.
Example:
telnet 192.75.11.9
NOTE: The default User ID is root. There is no password by
default, just press ENTER. If you have changed the default
User ID and password, use the current User ID and the
associated password instead of the defaults. For more
information on setting passwords, see “NIC Security” on
page 233.
Remote Shell
A TCP/IP command that helps configure print server settings
remotely. A TCP/IP host uses this command to remotely execute a
single command on the NIC.
Example:
rsh spike list prn
This command remotely executes the npsh command list prn
on the NIC named spike.
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Setup through Data Stream
The PTX_SETUP command can also be used to configure NIC
settings through a printer data port (serial, parallel, etc.). This is
done by creating a text file containing the PTX_SETUP command
and NIC internal command shell (npsh) commands. The text file is
then sent to the printer through a data port to perform the NIC
configuration. The following is an example of a PTX_SETUP file
that can be used to configure the NIC:
!PTX_SETUP
NIC_SETUP
store net 1 addr 190.168.2.11
store ifc 2 wlan ssid “SomeLongString”
store ifc 2 wlan defkey 2
END_NIC_SETUP
PTX_END
Printer Setup Wizard
This tool can be found on the CD that is included with the printer.
Follow the instructions on the CD to install the wizard.
The wizard allows you to configure all wired and wireless NIC
parameters via an easy-to-use graphical user interface.
After the NIC is configured, the wizard also allows you to configure
other printer parameters as well.
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NIC Web Server
Overview
The NIC comes with a printer management tool that allows you to
monitor, configure, and manage both the printer and its print job.
The NIC comes with a web server that allows System
Administrators and users access to its printer management
capabilities from a standard web browser.
The NIC printer’s IP address is used as a URL, similar to the URL
of an Internet web page. When a web browser is activated and the
printer’s IP address is entered, the printer’s embedded web server
displays its home page, with links to the printer’s status and
configuration settings.
All of NIC's configuration settings are protected by a password so
unauthorized users cannot make changes. When you try to open
any of the NIC 's configuration pages, you are asked for your user
name and password. At the prompt, you need to enter root
(unless you have another user configured with root privileges)
followed by the associated password. If there is no password, just
press ENTER. For more information on setting passwords, refer to
“NIC Security” on page 233.
After you configure the NIC settings, and click the SUBMIT button
on the related form, re-power the NIC to ensure the latest settings
are in use. To reset the NIC, go to the System form under the
Configuration Menu and click the REBOOT button.
The embedded NIC Web server gives you the ability to configure
the network adapter, monitor printer status, and to manage print
jobs. The NIC Web page structure is divided into several menus, as
shown in Figure 2 on page 37
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Configuration
The Configuration menu items allow you to configure the settings
for the following items:
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Network - this menu item allows you to change the network
setting for each protocol: TCP/IP, Wireless, and NetBIOS over
TCP/IP.
•
Print Path - this menu item allows you to change the name of
the destination queues, and define how the print job will be
preprocessed before printing. It allows you to select what
information to log, and to specify the SMTP server’s IP
address.
•
Print Model - this menu item allows you to specify the printer
name and model. It also allows you to select banner page
types, filters, header and trailer strings, and printer
configurations.
•
Log Path - this menu item allows you to specify the logpath
name, type, and port.
•
TN5250/3270 - this menu item allows you to configure the
TN5250/3270 settings.
•
SNMP - this menu item allows you to configure the SNMP trap
manager settings. It also allows you to define the printer event
types to monitor, and the e-mail address that should receive
alert notifications.
•
Administration - this menu item allows you to define or change
the printer name, location, description, etc.. It also allows you to
change the root and guest user passwords.
•
System - this menu item allows you to reboot the NIC, or
restore its settings to the factory default.
TCP/IP Network
Network Configuration
The network configuration allows you to specify the setting for each
network protocol. Beside each protocol name is a checkbox which
allows you to enable or disable each protocol depending on your
network printing needs.
NOTE: TCP/IP is the only supported protocol which is always
enabled.
TCP/IP Network
Figure 4. TCP/IP Network Configuration for Wired Ethernet
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Figure 5. TCP/IP Network Configuration for Wireless Ethernet
Interface
The two edit fields contain the NIC's IP address and subnet mask.
The check boxes enable the RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, DNS, and
Persistent DHCP protocols, which are alternate methods of
assigning IP addresses. On most networks, you want to enter a
permanent IP address and subnet mask and disable RARP,
BOOTP, and DHCP. However, if your network requires one of
these, you should clear the IP address (and possibly the subnet
mask) fields and ensure that the appropriate check box is selected.
Figure 6. Defining a Gateway Address for Wired Ethernet Routing
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TCP/IP Network
Figure 7. Defining a Gateway Address for Wireless Ethernet Routing
Figure 8. TCP/IP Static Routes
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Routing
The routing table tells the NIC which router or gateway to use to
access other subnets or hosts. In most situations, you can simply
add your router's IP address as the default router. All packets
destined for other subnets will be forwarded to the default router for
delivery to the destination host. If you have more complex routing
requirements, add static routing entries for specific hosts or
networks in the remaining Routing rows. Packets with IP addresses
that match a given Destination and Mask (from the first two fields in
a Routing row) will be routed to the router/gateway named in the
third field. Packets which do not match any of the listed
Destinations and Masks will be routed to the default router if one is
set.
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Wireless
Wireless
Figure 9. Wireless Network Configuration, 802.11b/g
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Network Name
Enter the wireless network name. Maximum length of 32
characters.
Speed Type
Change the selected bit-rates. Choosing "auto" will select auto
settings even if some or all of the checkboxes are selected. To
manually choose bit-rates, change speed option to "user" and
check the appropriate checkboxes. If "user" is selected, and no
checkboxes are checked, then the automatic setting is used.
Speed
Checkmark the appropriate checkboxes to manually choose the bitrates.
NOTE: The Speed Type must be set to “user”. If "user" is selected,
and no checkboxes are checked, then the automatic
setting is used.
Antenna
Choose the antenna type. Diverse, Primary, and Aux are the
available settings.
Power Mgmt Mode
Change the power management mode and adjust the power-save
sleep time (milliseconds). Selecting "Off" will turn the Power
Management Mode off and set the power-save sleep time to zero.
Transmit Power
Adjust RF transmit power in percent of full power.
International Mode
Set the International Mode option
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Wireless
Profile
NOTE: For 802.11b/g radio only.
Select the 802.11g Wireless (Wi-Fi) mode in which to operate.
Available options include:
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•
•
802.11b operation only
•
•
•
802.11g only operation
•
mixed 802.11b and 802.11g operation with support for 5.5 and
11 Mbps basic rates (default)
mixed 802.11b and 802.11g operation
mixed 802.11b and 802.11g operation without support for
5.5 and 11 Mbps basic rates
test 802.11g operation
802.11b only operation without support for 5.5 and 11 Mbps
basic rates
WPA Mode
Select the WPA wireless security mode. Disabled (default),
Personal, and Enterprise are the available settings.
WPA Cipher
Select the WPA Cipher setting. Disabled (default), TKIP, AES, and
TKIP + AES are the available settings.
WPA Passphrase
Enter the WPA wireless security passphrase used to communicate
with an access point. The passphrase entered must be between 8
and 63 characters long.
EAP Mode
Select the EAP authentication method. LEAP, PEAP, TTLS, and
None are the available settings.
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Key Selection
Change the key used for WEP encryption. Ascii-Hex Format.
Ex: 01234-56789-abcd-ef01-2345-6789
Key Value Type
Select the type of WEP encryption key, either Hex or String.
Key Value (Hex)
Enter the key value in Hex format.
Key Value (String)
Enter the key value in string format.
Key Length (Optional)
Select the key length, 5 or 13.
Default Key
Change the default key number used for WEP encryption.
Authentication Method
Select the desired authentication method to be used when
communicating with an access point.
EAP User
Enter the EAP user name to be used when authenticating with an
access point. Currently only used for EAP authentication.
EAP Password
Enter the EAP password to be used when authenticating with an
access point. Currently only used for EAP authentication.
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Windows Network (NetBIOS TCP/IP)
Windows Network (NetBIOS TCP/IP)
TCP/IP is used for Windows (i.e. Windows NT, Windows 95, and
Windows for Workgroups) printing unless another protocol like IPX
is available. Therefore, mandatory TCP/IP settings (i.e. IP address
and subnet mask) are necessary on the NIC. Go to "TCP/IP
Network" on this form to fill in these settings if you haven't done so
already.
Figure 10. Setting Windows Protocol
Workgroup Name
This name specifies which Windows workgroup the NIC will reside
in.
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Print Path Configuration
The NIC print path is the path a print job takes when it reaches the
network adapter. First the job goes to a destination/queue (e.g.
d1prn) where it then passes through an associated model (e.g. m1)
for extra processing and logpath (e.g. l1) for job and printer logging.
Finally the job reaches the NIC's I/O port (e.g. PRN) where it
passes through to the attached printer. The "Print Path" form
displays one destination's settings at a time. From here, you can
then select another destination or you can go directly to an I/O port
to configure port settings.
Destination Settings
Figure 11. Print Path Configuration, Destination Settings
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Destination Settings
Name
Name of the destination. The default destination queue names are
d1prn, d2prn, d3prn, d4prn, d5prn, d6prn, d7prn, and d8prn.
Back Channel
I/O port to receive printer feedback when a print job passes through
this destination. By default, the backchannel for all print queues is
enabled for ETHERNET and WLAN.
Services
Define what type(s) of print services the destination will support. By
default all services enabled.
Parameter
socket
Printing to a TCP port number (e.g. 9100) on the
NIC
lpd
Remote printing using the Line Printer Daemon
lpsched
System V printing using the "lp" command
netbios
Printing from Windows stations relying on
NetBIOS over TCP/IP
ftpd
printing using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Selected Model
Defines the model configuration that is to be associated with the
current destination. The default model names are m1, m2, m3, m4,
m5, m6, m7, and m8.
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Current Model Settings
Figure 12. Print Path Configuration, Current Model Settings, Model Type
Model Type
The option is available on the Print Model web page. For a
description, see page 57.
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Current Model Settings
Figure 13. Print Path Configuration, Current Model Settings, Banner Page
Banner Page
The option is available on the Print Model web page. For a
description, see page 58.
Filter
The option is available on the Print Model web page. For a
description, see page 58.
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Header String
The option is available on the Print Model web page. For a
description, see page 58.
Trailer String
The option is available on the on the Print Model web page. For a
description, see page 58.
Printer Configuration
The option is available on the Print Model web page. For a
description, see page 59.
Selected Log Path
This option defines the log path configuration that is to be
associated with the current destination.
Log Path Type
The option is available on the Log Path web page. For a
description, see page 60.
Log Path Port
The option is available on the Log Path web page. For a
description, see page 61.
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Figure 14. Print Model Configuration, Model Settings
Name
Name of the model. The default model names are m1, m2, m3, m4,
m5, m6, m7, and m8.
Model Type
Define what processing (if any) will be performed on print jobs
passing through the associated destination. If set to "raw", the job
will not be touched by the network adapter.
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Banner Page
Tells the Ethernet Interface to produce a banner page with each
print job. The type of banner page data can be text. You can also
specify whether the banner page should come at the front or the
end of a print job.
Filter
Specify whether the Ethernet Interface is to add carriage returns to
print jobs passing through that contain solitary linefeeds. This is
common with Unix text jobs resulting in stair-stepped output.
Header String
Define an escape sequence to be sent to the printer before each
print job. For example, you may want to send a sequence to print
the job in landscape mode or to a certain tray on the printer. You
can specify up to four separate sequences per header string. The
Ethernet Interface will execute them in order from top to bottom. If
specifying fewer than four sequences, be sure to start at the top
leaving undefined fields at the bottom.
NOTE: You can specify up to four separate sequences per header
string. The Integrated PrintNet Enterprise will execute them
in order from top to bottom. If specifying fewer than four
sequences, be sure to start at the top leaving undefined
fields at the bottom.
Trailer String
Define an escape sequence to be sent to the printer after each print
job. For example, you may want to send a sequence to add a
formfeed so you don't have to manually press the formfeed button
on the printer. You may also want to tell the printer to reset itself in
case you have set a header string which tells the printer to do
something special with the job. You can specify up to three
separate sequences per trailer string. The Ethernet Interface
executes them in order from top to bottom. If specifying fewer than
four sequences, be sure to start at the top leaving undefined fields
at the bottom.
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The most common sequence is listed on the form:
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Formfeed - tells the printer to do a formfeed at the end of the
data.
Printer Configuration
Specify a printer configuration number to be loaded before
processing the print job. This ability to associate a printer
configurations to a logical printer model allows you to define up to
eight unique and independent printer personalities in a single
printer. Using this feature, you effectively have eight different
printers in one.
To associate a printer configuration to the currently selected
destination queue, just select the desired printer configuration
number from the drop down list. Once a printer configuration has
been associated with a destination queue, any print job sent to that
destination queue name will cause the printer to load the
associated printer configuration before processing the print job.
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Log Path Configuration
Figure 15. Log Path Settings
Name
Name of the log path. The default names are l1, l2, l3, l4, l5, l6, l7,
and l8.
Logpath Type
Define what type of log information will be tracked for each print job
passing through the associated destination. The types are:
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job - job ID, username, etc.
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checksum - value used when troubleshooting integrity of data
transferred
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•
printer - miscellaneous messages from the printer
user - user ID and three messages per job about the start and
finish
i/o port - status of the printer based on the port interface
signals.
Logpath Port
Define where logging information for print jobs passing through the
associated destination will be reported. The choices are:
•
prn - reported to the PRN port. Logging to prn can be
destructive to the print job; it is reserved for advanced users.
•
•
•
none - don't report any logging information
•
email - to an e-mail address (specified by the e-mail address
and the SMTP server IP address edit fields). You can set the
option on the Administration web page.
TCP/IP port - to a TCP port number (specified in the edit field)
syslog - to a host (specified by the IP address in the edit field)
running a SYSLOG daemon
Default: no logging turned on.
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TN5250/3270 Configuration
The TN5250/3270 configuration form allows you to specify settings
for up to eight different TN5250/3270 sessions.
NOTE: The standard Printronix NIC module does not support
TN5250/3270 protocol. However, the TN5250/3270
software is available as an option you can order or as
factory installed.
Figure 16. TN5250/3270 Configuration, TN5250 Mode
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Figure 17. TN5250/3270 Configuration, TN3270 Mode
Mode
Specifies the TN protocol mode for the current configuration.
Default: TN5250
Host IP
Specifies the IP address or domain name of the host (AS/400 for
TN5250) for the current configuration.
Default: Unconfigured (empty) host.
Port
Specifies the UDP port number of the TN5250 or TN3270 server for
the current configuration.
Default: 23
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Resource Name
(TN3270 mode) Specifies the name of the AS/400 LU session for
the current configuration. The resource name entered will be the
name of the printer device created on the AS/400 host for the
current session. The name is limited to 10 characters in length,
must start with an alpha character (a-z, A-Z), and contain only
alphanumeric characters and underscores.
Default: Unconfigured (empty) resource name
Device Description
(TN5250 mode) Specifies the name of the printer device for the
current configuration. The description entered will be the name of
the printer device created on the AS/400 host for the current
session. The name is limited to 10 characters in length, must start
with an alpha character (a-z, A-Z), and contain only alphanumeric
characters and underscores.
Default: Unconfigured (empty) description
Message Queue Name
(TN5250 mode) Specifies the queue name to which system
messages will be logged.
Default: QSYSOPR
Message Queue Library
(TN5250 mode) Specifies the queue library to which system
messages will be logged.
Default: *LIBL
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Device Type
By default, the device type is always set to IBM.
WSCST Name
(TN5250 mode) As declared on the AS/400 host for the created
printer device.
Default: *NONE
WSCST Library
(TN5250 mode) As declared on the AS/400 host for the created
printer device.
Auto Connect
Specifies whether the NIC will automatically connect to the host.
Default: Disabled
Start/Stop Auto Connect
Specifies whether the NIC should retry automatic connection to the
host.
Default: 'Start' if Auto Connect is currently stopped, 'Stop' if Auto
Connect is currently started.
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SNMP Configuration
The SNMP Configuration form allows you to configure SNMP trap
managers and the e-mail alert features of NIC. It allows you to
configure how SNMP alerts are processed by a SNMP trap
manager, a Unix syslog logging daemon, and/or have e-mail
notifications sent. Up to 10 SNMP trap managers and e-mail
recipients may be specified. Individual alerts fall into one of 14 alert
group categories, providing the ability to filter alert notices as
desired.
SNMP Manager Alert Posting Settings
Figure 18. SNMP Manager Alert Posting Configuration
Specifies whether alerts from the enabled alert group categories for
this configuration will be sent to the SNMP manager. If this option
is enabled, the following information must be entered:
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SNMP Manager IP Address - specifies the IP address of the
SNMP trap manager
•
UDP Port - specifies the UDP port number used by the SNMP
trap manager for receiving trap messages. Acceptable values
are 162, and 49152 through 65535
•
Community Name - up to 15 character string specifying the
trap community name.
Syslog Alert Posting Settings
Figure 19. SNMP Syslog Alert Posting Configuration
Specifies whether alerts from the enabled alert group categories for
this configuration will be sent to the Unix syslog daemon. If this
option is enabled, the syslog daemon IP address must be entered
in the syslog field in the System Information section of the
Administration Configuration form.
Default: Disabled
E-mail Alert Posting Settings
Figure 20. SNMP Email Alert Posting Configuration
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Specifies whether alerts from the enabled alert group categories for
this configuration will be sent to the specified e-mail address. If this
option is enabled, the following information must be entered:
•
E-mail Address - specifies an e-mail address to which alert
information will be sent
•
Short E-mail Format - specifies whether a short (15-80
character) alert e-mail message should be sent.
If enabled, the message will contain the alert description, the
severity level, device description, and device name (unless the
length of the message exceeds the Short E-mail Message
Length, in which case the message will be truncated).
If disabled, the message will contain additional information
including the device description, device name and location,
alert description, alert group, alert severity level, and printer
status.
Default: Disabled
•
Short E-mail Message Length - Specifies the maximum size
of the short e-mail message. Acceptable values are 15 to 80
characters.
Default: 80 characters
•
Send Test Message - Provides a way to test the validity of the
e-mail address/SMTP server address. If checked, a test
message will be sent to the specified e-mail address when the
submit button is pressed.
Default: All alert groups are disabled by default.
If the alert message is to be sent to a cellular phone or pager, the
Short E-mail Format option should be enabled. Once this option is
enabled, you may specify the maximum e-mail message length
(15-80 characters). When enabled, the message will contain the
alert description, the severity level, device description, and device
name (unless the length of the message exceeds the Short E-mail
Message Length, in which case the message will be truncated).
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If the Short E-mail format is disabled, the message will contain
additional information including the device name and location, alert
description, alert group, alert severity level, and printer status.
To test the validity of the e-mail address and the SMTP server
address, enable the Send Test Message option. If the Send Test
Message box is checked, a test message will be sent to the
specified e-mail address when the submit button is pressed.
Alert Groups
Figure 21. SNMP Alert Groups Configuration
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Specifies which alert groups are enabled for reporting for this
configuration. When an alert occurs that is contained in one of the
enabled alert groups, it will be posted to the specified SNMP
manager, Unix syslog daemon, and/or e-mail address. The
following table describes which printer events belongs to which
Alert Group.
Default: All alert groups are enabled by default.
Table 2. Alert Groups and Printer Events
Alert Group
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Printer Events
Warning
COMM Check
Invalid Address
CU Time Out
CU Not Enabled
File System Full
File Exist
Hex Dump Mode
Half Speed Mode
Printer Warm
Print Head Warm
2B-Toner Density Too High
2C-Toner Density Too Low
Offline
Printer is Offline
Hold Print Time Out
Media Input
Load Paper
Paper Out Time Out
Fanfold Paper Empty
No Fanfold Paper
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Cutsheet Pick Miss
No Paper Tray
Paper Jam at Entrance
Cutsheet Cover Open
Cutsheet Paper Empty
Tray Mismatch
Table 2. Alert Groups and Printer Events
Alert Group
Printer Events
Media Output
Stacker Full
Stacker Jam Time Out
Stacker Full Time Out
Stacker Fault Time Out
Stacker Jam
Stacker Fault
Stack Over Flow
Stack Under Flow
Stacker Fail
Stacker Interlock Fail
Stacker Not Ready
Media Path
Clear Paper Jam
Paper Jam Time Out
Paper Jam Fuser
Paper Jam Exit
Cutsheet Path Open
Paper Jam at Drum
Paper Jam at Fuser
Paper Jam at Exit
Tractor MTR FWD Speed Error
Tracker MTR BKWD Speed Error
Paper Jam at Entrance
Cutsheet Motor Fail
Cutsheet Feeder Fail
Clear Jam at Fuser Input
Clear Jam at Fuser Exit
Clear Jam Near TOF Lever
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Table 2. Alert Groups and Printer Events
Alert Group
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Printer Events
Marker
Ribbon Stall Time Out
Ribbon Ink Out
Ribbon Stall
Ribbon Drive
Shuttle Over Speed
Ribbon Fault
Ribbon Detected
Print Head Up
Ribbon Broken
Ribbon Load Bad
Ribbon Take-up Full
2A-Toner Empty
Add Toner
Install Toner Cup
Cutter
Cutter Fault
Cutter Fail
Barcode
Barcode Fail Specification
Barcode Quiet Zone Too Small
Barcode Improper Data Format
Scanner
Unscannable Check Media
Poor Scanning Check Head and Heat
Poor Scanning Inspect Head
Poor Scanning Check Media
Contrast Too Low Check Media
Intervention
These are error messages that need
some kind of user intervention to solve
them.
Consumable
Ribbon Low
Toner Low
Label
Label Present
Gap Not Detected
System Information
Table 2. Alert Groups and Printer Events
Alert Group
RFID
Printer Events
RFID Tag Failed
RFID Max Retry
RFID Comm Error
RFID Read-Only Tag
NOTE: Not all of the alerts are available on all of the printers. The
alerts available for monitoring will depend on the printer
type and the options installed on the printer.
Administration Configuration
The Administration Configuration form is broken down into general
print server-related settings and password security.
System Information
Figure 22. Administration Configuration, System Information
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The System Information form allows you to specify the following
information about the printer:
Name
Name given to the print server in Windows environment. The defaul
name is “P_xxxxxx” where "xxxxxx" equals the last six digits of the
NIC’s Ethernet address. (e.g. P_01001C).
Description
Optional field to help identify the printer’s features and capabilities.
Location
Optional field to help identify the printer’s physical location.
Contact
Optional field to help identify the individual or group responsible for
the printer.
Printer Serial Number
Allows the user to enter the printer serial number. The field is blank
by default.
NOTE: If the user has not entered a serial number through one of
the NICs, depending on the printer type, the printer may
use its internal serial number from EEPROM. If EEPROM
is blank, i.e. no serial number on the board, it will use the
MAC address of the embedded NIC, embedded wireless
NIC, or external NIC, respectively, as the printer’s serial
number.
Syslog
Specifies the IP address of a host running the SYSLOG daemon.
NIC debugging or printer logging information can be sent to the IP
address.
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Email
Defines the user email address to receive printer and job logging
information from log paths on the NIC.
Default: Unconfigured (empty).
SMTP Server
Specifies the IP address or domain name of the SMTP server to be
used for processing email messages generated by the NIC.
Default: Unconfigured (empty).
DNS Server
Specifies the IP address of the domain name server to be used for
resolving host names (e.g. host.domain.com) to IP addresses
(e.g. 192.168.0.42).
Default: Unconfigured (empty).
NOTE: If the DNS server field is initially blank, the NIC will
automatically use the IP address of the DNS server and
enter it in the DNS server field when DHCP is enabled.
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Passwords
Figure 23. Administration Configuration, Passwords
Only a user with root privileges can alter the NIC's settings. Guest
users can only view settings but cannot alter them. Both types of
users can be assigned passwords. To change a password, type in
the old password in the "Old" field. Then type the new password
twice: once in the "New" field, and once in the "Confirm" field.
Default: No passwords for root or guest users.
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System Configuration
Figure 24. System Configuration
The System Configuration form allows you to change the NIC 's
operation mode. Select "Reboot" to re-power the print server.
Select "Default" to reset the print server and have it come up with
factory default settings.
Status
The Status menu items allow you to view the current status of both
the printer and the network. The submenu items available are as
follows:
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I/O Port - this menu item allows you to view the current status
of the printer, including the print jobs that are queued or are
currently active.
•
Network - this menu item allows you to view the current status
of the network connection.
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Status - I/O Port
The I/O Port Status form allows you to remotely see what is
happening on the NIC I/O port. The port's status and a list of active
and queued jobs will be displayed. You can cancel a job (as long as
you have permission) by clicking the Cancel icon beside the
desired job. If you see "waiting" in the "Status" line, this indicates
the network adapter is either waiting for data from the host or for
feedback from the printer. If you see "blocked" in this line, this
indicates the printer is not allowing the NIC to send any more data.
The printer could be busy processing data it has already received
or it could be in an error state.
The printer status display is automatically refreshed every minute.
NOTE: You cannot cancel a print job with an IPDS Emulation. Do
not click the Cancel icon.
The printer’s buffer size may not allow you to monitor the
real time status of the printer and the print job at the same
time. The status feedback to the host usually reads “printer
idle” unless the print job is significantly large.
Status - Network
This form allows you to view the current status of the network. The
statistical data provided is broken down by network protocol. You
can use this form to troubleshoot network-related problems.
Help
General help information is available online. It provides assistance
with the configuration and status reference for the Integrated
PrintNet Enterprise network adapter. Through the provided HTML
forms, you can configure settings on the Integrated PrintNet
Enterprise and view printer status.
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Windows
Configuration
Overview
This chapter details a complete Windows configuration setup
including:
•
Identifying the NIC on the network using TCP/IP as the
underlying protocol
•
Configuring the NIC with its mandatory TCP/IP settings
(IP address and subnet mask)
•
Configuring a new printer on the Windows station
Windows Environment Description
The NIC supports network printing under Windows environments
by using TCP/IP. In a Windows NT®/Vista® setup, pure TCP/IP is
used as the network protocol whereas with Windows 95/98®,
Windows Me®, NetBIOS is used over TCP/IP.
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Windows NIC Configuration
The IP address and subnet mask are mandatory TCP/IP settings
and are needed before the print server can be detected on the
network. There are also additional optional settings. This section
offers alternative methods for configuring your NIC in a Windows
environment and describes some of the more common optional
settings available.
Mandatory
Since TCP/IP is used for Windows printing, the NIC must be
configured with a minimum of an IP address and subnet mask
before it can be seen on the network.
Optional
Additional settings, like routing entries, can be configured. This
allows communication across subnets when no other router exists.
You can configure the NIC done from the printer control panel, Web
browser, host commands, or other Printronix utility software. To
configure these options, see “Configuration Tools” on page 25.
Configuration using ARP
To configure the NIC with its IP settings using a manual arp
command:
1. Log on to a Windows station with TCP/IP loaded and located
on the same subnet as the NIC.
2. Find the Ethernet address for the NIC on the configuration
printout. It must be entered as part of this procedure.
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3. Use the arp command to add an entry into the Windows
station ARP table for the NIC. This is the most common syntax
for this command:
Syntax:
arp -s ipaddress ethernetaddress
Example for Microsoft® TCP stacks:
arp -s 192.75.11.9 00-08-96-07-00-60
This example specifies a NIC using IP address 192.75.11.9
and Ethernet address 00-08-96-07-00-60.
4. Check if the ARP entry was accepted.
arp -a
You should see an entry in the listed ARP table with the IP
address and Ethernet address specified in Step 3.
5. Ping this IP address to see if the NIC can be seen on your
network.
At this point, you should be able to communicate with the NIC
from your local Windows station. This means the print server
knows about an IP address and subnet mask and has these
settings in its current memory. However, if the NIC is power
cycled, these settings will disappear unless you store them into
flash memory. To do this:
a. Load a Web browser on your Windows station and direct it
to the URL:
http://NICIPaddress/networkConf.html
(e.g., http://192.75.11.9/networkConf.html).
NOTE:If prompted for a “User ID” and password first, type
root for the ID and press ENTER at the password
prompt (since there is no password by default).
b. At the “Network Configuration” HTML form that displays,
click in the field below the “IP Address” heading and type in
the IP address for the NIC.
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c.
Under the “Subnet Mask” heading, enter the NIC subnet
mask.
NOTE:If you would like to communicate with the NIC from
across routers, you will need to fill in an entry within the
“Routing” section. Please see “Communicating Across
Routers” on page 82 for more details.
6. Click on the SUBMIT button when done and physically repower
the printer to make the new settings take effect.
Communicating Across Routers
Since Windows environments rely on TCP/IP to communicate with
the NIC, crossing routers becomes an issue.
After you have followed one of the NIC configuration methods
mentioned, most likely you will only be able to communicate with
the print server from the same subnet. This means any hosts
across a router will not be able to see your NIC. In order for hosts
across a router to see your NIC, store a default
router/gateway within the print server so that any packets destined
for another subnet get forwarded to this router automatically. The
router (or series of routers) can then take over, ensuring the
packets get to their final destination on another subnet on your
network.
To configure a default router/gateway within the NIC:
1. Load a Web browser on your Windows station and direct it to
the URL:
http://NICIPaddress/networkConf.html
(e.g., http://192.75.11.9/networkConf.html).
NOTE: If prompted for a “User ID” and password first, type in root
for the ID and press ENTER at the password prompt (since
there is no password by default).
2. At the “Network Configuration” HTML form that displays, click in
the first field below the “Gateway” heading and type in the IP
address of the default router/gateway for the NIC subnet.
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3. Click on the SUBMIT button when done and physically repower
the print server to make the new settings take effect.
Changing Workgroup Names
Windows environments define groups of related computers as
“workgroups.” By default, “WORKGROUP” is the name that is
assigned to the NIC workgroup. However, you may want to change
this to suit your network better. To do this:
1. Load a Web browser on your Windows station and direct it to
the URL:
http://NICIPaddress/networkConf.html
(e.g., http://192.75.11.9/networkConf.html).
NOTE: If prompted for a “User ID” and password first, type in root
for the ID and press ENTER at the password prompt (since
there is no password by default).
2. At the “Network Configuration” HTML form that displays,
search for the “Windows (NetBIOS TCP/IP)” section and
highlight the “Workgroup Name” field.
3. Type in the new workgroup name for the NIC.
4. Click on the SUBMIT button when done and physically repower
the print server to make the new settings take effect.
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Changing Destination Names
When defining some printers within Windows environments, the
NIC requires that you specify a predefined destination rather than
any name you would like. For example, when creating a new printer
under Windows NT, a screen similar to Figure 25 displays.
Figure 25. Windows NT Print Setup Dialogue Box
The first field requires the IP address for the NIC, and the second
field must be filled in with a valid destination from the print server
(e.g., d1prn). Otherwise, LPR will not be able to access the printer.
Table 3 outlines the default destinations to choose from.
Table 3. NIC Default Destinations
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Destination
Mapped I/O Port
d1prn
PRN
d2prn
PRN
d3prn
PRN
d4prn
PRN
d5prn
PRN
d6prn
PRN
d7prn
PRN
d8prn
PRN
Changing Destination Names
This name can be changed to something more meaningful using
the built-in HTML forms. To do this:
1. Load a Web browser on your Windows station and direct it to
the URL:
http://NICIPaddress/destConf.html
(e.g., http://192.75.11.9/networkConf.html).
NOTE: If prompted for a “User ID” and password first, type in root
for the ID and press ENTER at the password prompt (since
there is no password by default).
2. At the “Print Path Configuration” HTML form that displays,
select a destination link from the top of the page to bring up the
appropriate destination form. By default, you should see a line
near the top of the form showing the destinations listed in
Table 3.
3. Once the desired destination HTML form displays, highlight the
“Name” field and type in the new name for this destination.
4. Click the SUBMIT button when done and physically repower
the print server to make the new setting take effect.
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Unix Configuration
Overview
This chapter details a complete Unix setup including:
•
Configuring the NIC with its mandatory TCP/IP settings
(e.g., IP address and subnet mask).
•
Configuring the Unix host station with a new printer.
Unix Environment Description
The NIC supports network printing under various TCP/IP
environments including all variations of Unix. Printing can come
from multiple hosts directly or through central spooling machines.
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Unix NIC Configuration
There are mandatory settings needed before the print server can
be detected on the network, as well as some additional optional
settings. This section offers alternative methods for configuring
your NIC and mentions some of the more common optional settings
available.
Mandatory
Since TCP/IP is used, the NIC must be configured with a minimum
of an IP address and subnet mask before it can be seen on the
network. To configure these options, see “Configuration Tools” on
page 25.
Optional
Additional settings, like routing entries, can be configured allowing
for communication across subnets.
Configuration of the NIC can be done from the control panel or
through host commands. To configure these options, see
“Configuration Tools” on page 25.
Using ARP
To configure the Ethernet Interface with its TCP/IP settings using a
manual arp command, the syntax is:
arp -s ipaddress ethernetaddress
For the aix command, the syntax is:
aix -s ether ipaddress Mac_address
To use either of these commands:
1. Log on to a Unix station as superuser or root. This station
must be located on the same subnet as the NIC since ARP is
limited to subnets.
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2. Find the Ethernet address for the NIC by printing a
configuration or reading it from the control panel. It must be
entered as part of this procedure.
3. Use the arp command to add an entry into the Unix station
ARP table for this NIC. Here is the most common syntax for this
command:
arp -s ipaddress ethernetaddress
Example for Microsoft TCP stacks:
arp -s 192.75.11.9 00:08:96:07:00:60
This example specifies a NIC using IP address 192.75.11.9
and Ethernet address 00:08:96:07:00:60.
4. Verify that the ARP entry was properly applied.
arp -a
You should see an entry in the listed ARP table with the IP
address and Ethernet address specified in step 3.
5. Try to ping this IP address to see if the NIC can be seen on
your network.
At this point, you should be able to communicate with the NIC from
your local Unix station. This means the printer knows about an IP
address and subnet mask and has these settings in its current
memory. However, if the NIC is shut off, these settings will be lost
unless you store them in flash memory, as follows:
1. Load a Web browser on your Windows station and direct it to
the URL:
http://NICIPaddress/networkConf.html
(e.g., http://192.75.11.9/networkConf.html).
NOTE: If prompted for a “User ID” and password first, type in
root for the ID and press ENTER at the password prompt
(since there is no default password).
2. At the “Network Configuration” HTML form that displays, click in
the field below the “IP Address” heading and type in the IP
address for the NIC.
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3. Under the Subnet Mask heading, enter the NIC subnet mask.
NOTE: If you would like to communicate with the NIC from across
routers, you will need to fill in an entry within the “Routing”
section. Please see “Communicating Across Routers” on
page 92 for further details.
4. Click the Submit button when done and physically repower the
print server to make sure the new settings are in effect.
Using RARP
RARP allows you to dynamically assign an IP address to the NIC
upon bootup. To configure the NIC with its TCP/IP settings using
RARP:
1. On your RARP server, make an entry in the /etc/ethers file for
the NIC.
Syntax:
ethernetaddress NICIPaddress
Example:
00:08:96:07:00:60 192.75.11.9
2. Start the RARP daemon on the RARP server if not already
running. If it is running, send an HUP signal to it with the kill
command:
Syntax:
kill -HUP pid
where pid is the process ID of the RARP daemon.
3. Power on the NIC so that it immediately sends out an RARP
request. Wait one minute to allow the address assignment
process to complete. You should see the STAT LED on the NIC
interface slow down, indicating it knows about an IP address to
use.
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4. Try to ping the NIC IP address from a local Unix station to see
if it can be seen on your network.
NOTE: You will only be able to communicate with the NIC from a
network station on the same subnet as the print server. The
NIC needs to be told about a default router/gateway so any
packets that come in from a different subnet can be
returned via this gateway. Please see “Communicating
Across Routers” on page 92 to set this up.
Using BOOTP
BOOTP allows you to dynamically assign an IP address to the NIC
upon bootup. In addition, the BOOTP server can provide additional
details like a default router/gateway address. To configure the NIC
with its TCP/IP settings using BOOTP:
1. On your BOOTP server, make an entry in the /etc/bootptab file
for the NIC.
Syntax:
NICIPname:\
:sm=netmask:\
:hd=homedirectory:\
:bf=null:\
:gw=defaultgateway:\
:ht=ethernet:\
:ha=ethernetaddress:\
:ip=ipaddress:\
:ts=timeserver:\
:to=timezone:
Example:
spike:\
:sm=255.255.255.0:\
:hd=/usr/null:\
:bf=null:\
:gw=192.75.11.1:\
:ht=ethernet:\
:ha=000896070060:\
:ip=192.75.11.9:\
:ts=192.75.11.7:\
:to=25200:
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2. Turn the NIC on so that it immediately sends out a BOOTP
request. Wait one minute to allow the IP address assignment
process to complete. You should see the STAT LED (on the
NIC interface) slow down, indicating it knows about an IP
address to use.
3. Try to ping the NIC IP address from a network station to see if
it can be seen on your network.
NOTE: You will be able to communicate with the NIC from network
stations on different subnets if the print server has been
told about its default router/gateway in the BOOTP
response from the BOOTP server.
Communicating Across Routers
Since Unix environments rely on TCP/IP to communicate with the
NIC, crossing routers becomes an issue.
After you have followed one of the NIC configuration methods
mentioned (other than the BOOTP method), most likely, you will
only be able to communicate with the print server from the same
subnet. This means any host across a router will not be able to see
your NIC. In order to communicate across a router, store a default
router/gateway within the print server so that any packets destined
for another subnet get forwarded to this router automatically. The
router (or series of routers) can then take over the process of
ensuring the packets get to their final destination on another subnet
on your network.
To configure a default router/gateway within the NIC:
1. Load a Web browser on your Windows station and direct it to
the URL:
http://NICIPaddress/networkConf.html
(e.g., http://192.75.11.9/networkConf.html).
NOTE: If prompted for a User ID and password first, type in root
for the ID and press ENTER at the password prompt (since
there is no default password).
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2. At the Network Configuration HTML form that displays, click
the first field below Gateway and type in the IP address of the
default router/gateway for the NIC subnet.
3. Click Submit when done and physically repower the print
server to make sure the new setting is in effect.
Unix Host Configuration
There may be times when you would prefer or have to perform the
manual setup steps for a new printer definition. There may also be
times when you require a less common print solution such as direct
socket capabilities. This section covers these additional setups.
Manual System V Host Setup
This setup involves any Unix operating system using System V
print spooling (e.g., SCO, Solaris®, HP-UX®, DG/UX®, etc.). This
means an interface file is used for each defined printer and, in the
case of any System V print setup involving a NIC, the RSHD
protocol is used to transfer data from the host to the print server.
To manually configure a new System V printer on a Unix station,
create a dummy device file that acts as a locking mechanism
between contending print jobs.
Syntax:
touch /dev/NICname.portname
where NICname is the host or IP name of the print server and
portname is one of its four I/O ports.
Example:
touch /dev/spike.prn
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NIC Installation on HP-UX
LPR is supported in HP/UX Version 9.0 and greater. To configure a
print queue using LPR, issue the following commands.
NOTE: Requires root privilege. The default BSD interface file
“rmodel” will be used.
Syntax:
lpshut
lpadmin -pqueue_name -mrmodel -v/dev/null
-orm[printer_ip] -orpd1prn -ob3
lpsched
accept queue_name
enable queue_name
queue_name = any unique printer name
[printer_ip] = IP address of the printer or the DNS name (without
brackets)
d1prn = NIC remote printer name*
Explanation of command line:
-m indicates the model rmodel
-v indicates the use of /dev/null as a file interlock to avoid
contention
-orm is the name of remote Print Server
-orp is the name of the remote printer on the remote Print Server
-ob3 declares that the remote Print Server is a BSD type
NOTE: The “lpshut” command stops the HP spooling system; do
not perform when print jobs are active.
The default NIC destination name is d1prn, however, this name can
be changed. To verify the queue name, print an Ethernet Test Page
or telnet to the adapter and run a “list dest” command.
To print to this queue, use normal lp syntax:
# lp -dqueue_name filename
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NOTE: Requires Superuser privilege in the borne shell. Assume
that you can ping and Telnet to the adapter.
The IP address of the NIC adapter must be placed in the /etc/hosts
file.
Syntax:
lpadmin -p [queue_name] -v
lpadmin -p [queue_name] -i
netstandard
lpadmin -p [queue_name] -o
protocol=bsd -o timeout=60
lpadmin -p [queue_name] -s
enable {queue_name]
accept [queue_name]
/dev/null
/usr/lib/lp/model/
dest=[host_name] -o
[host_name]!d1prn -I any
where
[queue _name] = any name, but not the name in the etc/hosts file or
d1prn
[host_name] = name in etc/hosts file
Troubleshooting
This installation procedure assumes that the NIC adapter is
configured with the correct IP address, subnet mask, and gateway
(if required). You can also ping and telnet to the NIC adapter.
Print an E-Net Test Page to verify the Ethernet settings.
See “Printing a NIC Test Page” on page 26.
The default NIC queue name is d1prn, however, the name can be
changed. To verify the queue name, print an E-Net Test Page or
telnet to the adapter and run a “list dest” command.
NOTE: Depending on the shell, preceed the ! character with a \ to
avoid shell script errors.
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Manual LPR/LPD Host Setup
The NIC also supports Unix operating systems which follow a BSD
print system (e.g., SunOS 4.1.x). This means a printcap file is used
to define all printers available on the host, and interface scripts are
not commonly used. Instead, LPR/LPD printers are defined.
To manually configure an LPR/LPD printer on a BSD Unix system:
1. Define an entry for this new printer within the printcap file, /etc/
printcap.
Syntax:
printername:
:sh:pw#80:mx#0:\
:rm=NICname:\
:rp=NICdestination:\
:lp=:\
:sd=/usr/spool/lpd/printername:\
:lf=/usr/spool/lpd/printername/log:\
:af=/usr/spool/lpd/printername/acct:
where printername is any name you would like to give to this
new printer, NICname is the host or IP name of the print
server, and NICdestination is one of the pre-defined
destinations/queues on the device.
Example:
P5000:
:sh:pw#80:mx#0:\
:rm=spike:\
:rp=d1prn:\
:lp=:\
:sd=/usr/spool/lpd/ P5000:\
:lf=/usr/spool/lpd/ P5000/log:\
:af=/usr/spool/lpd/ P5000/acct:
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2. Create the spool directory specified by the sd= entry in the
printcap entry for this printer.
Example:
touch /usr/spool/lpd/ P5000
3. Create the log and account files specified by the lf= and af=
entries in the printcap entry for this printer.
Example:
touch /usr/spool/lpd/P5000/log
touch /usr/spool/lpd/P5000/acct
4. Change permissions and ownership on the spool directory and
everything within it.
Example:
chmod -R g+rwX,o+rX /usr/spool/lpd/ P5000
chmod -R daemon.daemon /usr/spool/lpd/ P5000
5. Start the printer daemon for this new printer.
Example:
lpc start P5000
You now have a new printer which relies on LPR/LPD to print to a
NIC printer. Use the following command to test printing:
Syntax:
lpr -P printername filename
Example:
lpr -P P5000 /etc/hosts
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NIC Configuration for AIX 4
Before you set up the printer, it is good to know the ways a print job
can be filtered.
1. Standard processing. Filtering is done on the printer with no
processing on the host.
2. Local Filtering. Filtering is done on the host. Be sure to specify
the printer model during install.
Standard Processing
1. Enter SMIT select devices.
2. Select Printer/Plotter.
3. Select Print Spooling.
4. Add a Remote Print Queue.
5. Set the type of Remote Printing to Standard processing.
6. Enter the following Remote printer settings:
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Name of queue
any_name, user selectable
Host Name of Remote Server
name in /etc/hosts file or the
NIC IP address
Name of Queue on Remote
Server
d1prn
Type of Print Spooler
BSD (Press the list button and
choose BSD)
NIC Configuration for AIX 4
Local Filtering
1. Enter smitty mkvirprt.
2. Add a Remote Print Queue.
3. Set the type of Remote Printing to Local Filtering...
4. Set the Printer Manufacturer to IBM.
5. Set the Printer Type to IBM4202.
IMPORTANT
You must change the printer emulation to Proprinter.
6. Enter the following Remote Print Queue with Local Filtering
settings:
Name of queue
any_name, user selectable
Host Name of Remote Server
name in /etc/hosts file or the
NIC IP address
Name of Queue on Remote
Server
d1prn
Type of Print Spooler
BSD (Press the list button and
choose BSD)
Leave Pass-Through Flag
Yes
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Troubleshooting
This installation procedure assumes that the NIC adapter is
configured with the correct IP address, subnet mask, and gateway
(if required). In addition you can also ping and telnet to the NIC
adapter.
To verify the NIC settings, print an E-net Test Page.
See “Printing a NIC Test Page” on page 26.
The default NIC queue name is d1prn (in lower case), however the
name can be changed. To verify the queue name, print an E-Net
Test Page or telnet to the adapter and do a “list dest” command.
AIX Remote Queue Time–Out Setting
Symptoms: Print jobs restart or queue goes down.
If the queue is set up for standard processing (not local filtering),
add -T50 flag to rembak to the queue device stanza for the queue
in /etc/qconfig
backend = /usr/lib/lpd/rembak -T50
If the queue was set up for local filtering edit the file
/usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc/piorlfb and change the line;
typeset piorlfb_rbflags=’’’’
to
typeset priorlfb_rbflags=”-T50”
Printing from AIX
Version 4.0 and higher of AIX® offers LPR/LPD support for network
printing. This means, to set up a new printer under this operating
system, you only need to define these two parameters:
1. NIC IP address. The IP address or host name of the print
server to which you want to print.
2. NIC destination/queue. A pre-defined name on the print
server telling the device to which I/O port to send the jobs. Most
likely, you will use d1prn for the PRN.
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Printing with FTP
Print jobs can also be sent to the NIC using the File Transfer
Protocol (FTP). To do this:
1. On your network station, change to the directory containing the
file you want to print.
2. Open an FTP session with the NIC.
Syntax:
ftp NICIPaddress
3. Log in as root.
4. At the password prompt, press ENTER (since there is no
default password).
5. Change to the dest directory.
Syntax:
cd dest
6. List the contents of this directory using the dir command and
determine which destination/queue you would like to send the
print job through. Most likely, you will select d1prn for the PRN
port.
7. Change to this destination directory.
Example:
cd d1prn
8. Change the mode to correspond with the type of file you are
going to print. By default, ASCII is set for text-only files, but if
you need to print both text and graphics, select binary using the
bin command.
9. Place the file to be printed within this directory on the NIC, so it
can be spooled and printed.
Syntax:
put filename
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10. Close the FTP session, unless you have more jobs to print.
Syntax:
quit
Alternate FTP Printing
1. Change the default ftp directory by entering the following
command:
store pserver ftp dest
2. Open an FTP session with the NIC.
Syntax:
ftp NICIPaddress
3. Log in as root.
4. At the password prompt, press ENTER (since there is no
default password).
5. Change the mode to correspond with the type of file you are
going to print. By default, ASCII is set for text-only files, but if
you need to print both text and graphics, select binary using the
bin command.
6. Send the file to be printed here.
Syntax:
put filename d1prn
7. Close the FTP session, unless you have more jobs to print.
Syntax:
quit
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Direct Socket Printing
Within TCP/IP environments, there are some setups which require
the host to print directly to a TCP port number on the NIC,
bypassing all of the higher level destination/queue names. If you
run into a setup which requires this, you will need to define two
parameters for a new print setup:
1. NIC IP address. The IP address or host name of the print
server to which you want to print.
2. NIC TCP port number. A pre-defined number for the I/O port
on the print server. 9100 is the default port number.
Though the host will be sending directly to a TCP port number on
the NIC, the port numbers are still mapped to destinations/queues
in case there is some type of special processing or logging to be
done to the job. However, the destination name is of no concern in
this type of printer definition. Only the two parameters mentioned
above need to be defined for printing to work.
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6
z/OS Configuration,
IPDS Printer
Overview
Use this chapter to configure z/OS to print IPDS files on your line
matrix network printer.
To print IPDS files, you must have the IPDS option on the printer.
Requirements
Verify that you have the following required software:
•
•
PSF Version 2.2.0 with APAR OW15599 (for TCP/IP support)
•
TCP/IP Version 3 Release 1, or higher, installed and configured
on z/OS
z/OS Scheduler with APAR OW12236 to support two new
PRINTDEV keywords: IPADDR and PORTNO
To obtain the PTFs associated with these APARs, contact the
support center.
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Configuration Checklist
All of the following configuration steps carried out on z/OS require
appropriate RACF authority.
1. Set TCP/IP addresses for the printer, such as IP address,
gateway address, or subnet mask. See “Configuration Tools”
on page 25.
2. Configure the host environment.
See “Configuring PSF for z/OS to Print IPDS Files” on
page 106.
3. Verify the configuration. See “Verifying a TCP/IP-Attached
Printer on z/OS” on page 116.
4. If you want to share the printer, do the procedure in “Sharing
Line Matrix Printers on z/OS” on page 117.
5. If you have problems, refer to “Handling z/OS Connectivity
Problems” on page 119.
Configuring PSF for z/OS to Print IPDS Files
To perform this procedure, you need the IP address of the
Ethernet.
Configuration Procedure
Configuring PSF to print IPDS files includes the following steps:
1. Define the z/OS communications control unit to z/OS. See
“Define the Communications Control Unit to z/OS” on page
107.
2. Modify the TCP/IP profile on your z/OS system, if necessary.
See “Modify the TCP/IP Profile in z/OS” on page 107.
3. “Ping” the printer. See “Verify the Printer Connection” on page
110.
4. Define the printer as a writer-controlled printer to JES. See
“Define the Printer to JES” on page 111.
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5. Define the printer to PSF with a PRINTDEV statement,
including the IP address. See “Define the Printer to PSF” on
page 112.
This section does not provide all the information you need to install
and configure TCP/IP on your z/OS system. For more information
on installing TCP/IP, refer to TCP/IP for z/OS: Customization and
Administration Guide.
The routing of information is determined on the basis of the IP
address, and is performed by IP gateways. After the network is
configured correctly, the z/OS host appears to be communicating
directly with the TCP/IP-attached printer.
Define the Communications Control Unit to z/OS
If you have not already done so, define the communications control
unit for the z/OS host, such as the 3172 or the 3745 control unit, to
z/OS. Use either an z/OS configuration program (MVSCP) or a
hardware configuration definition (HCD), depending on the version
of your z/OS system:
•
•
When using a version earlier than z/OS 4.1.0, use an MVSCP.
When using a version of z/OS 4.1.0 or later, use an HCD or an
MVSCP.
For more information about using these methods, refer to:
•
•
MVS/ESA* Migration Planning: Dynamic I/O Configuration
MVS/ESA Hardware Configuration: Using the Dialog
Modify the TCP/IP Profile in z/OS
The TCP/IP profile contains system configuration statements used
to initialize the TCP/IP address space. Of those statements, the
following are subject to special considerations when you are
printing from PSF on TCP/IP-attached printers. Samples of these
statements are printed in bold in the example shown in Figure 26.
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ACBPOOLSIZE
1000
ADDRESSTRANSLATIONPOOLSIZE
1500
CCBPOOLSIZE
150
DATABUFFERPOOLSIZE
160
ENVELOPEPOOLSIZE
750
IPROUTEPOOLSIZE
300
LARGEENVELOPEPOOLSIZE
50
RCBPOOLSIZE
50
SCBPOOLSIZE
256
SKCBPOOLSIZE
256
SMALLDATABUFFERPOOLSIZE
256
TCBPOOLSIZE
512
TINYDATABUFFERPOOLSIZE
256
UCBPOOLSIZE
100
32768
KEEPALIVEOPTIONS INTERVAL 10 SENDGARBAGE FALSE ENDKEEPALIVEOPTIONS
GATEWAY
;
* Network
9
DEFAULTNET
First hop
=
9.99.12.254
Linkname
BPCLAN
BPCLAN
Packet Size
2000
2000
Subnet mask
0.255.255.0
0.255.255.0
Subnet value
0.99.12.0
0
Figure 26. Modifying TCP/IP Profile
This section contains information about the statements, the special
considerations that apply to them, and the changes they may make
necessary. If you change any of the values in the TCP/IP profile,
restart TCP/IP to pick up the changes.
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DATABUFFERPOOLSIZE
The DATABUFFERPOOLSIZE statement defines the number and
size of the data buffers. For printing on TCP/IP-attached printers, it
is recommended that you specify at least 160 data buffers, 32768
buffer size.
SMALLDATABUFFERPOOLSIZE
The SMALLDATABUFFERPOOLSIZE statement defines the
number of small data buffers. For printing on TCP/IP-attached
printers, it is recommended that you specify at least 256 small data
buffers.
TINYDATABUFFERPOOLSIZE
The TINYDATABUFFERPOOLSIZE statement defines the number
of tiny data buffers. For printing on TCP/IP-attached printers, it is
recommended that you specify at least 256 tiny data buffers.
KEEPALIVEOPTIONS
PSF relies on TCP to detect when a connection with a TCP/IPattached printer is no longer usable. When no data has been
exchanged between PSF and its connection partner, TCP sends
keep-alive probes to the connection partner periodically. These
periodic probes, called keep-alive transmissions, enable TCP to
discover when a connection is no longer usable even if the
connection partner is abruptly powered off or is no longer
accessible through the network.
The frequency of keep-alive transmissions is controlled by the
INTERVAL parameter on the KEEPALIVEOPTIONS statement.
The frequency applies to all TCP applications that direct TCP to
send keep-alive transmissions. The default frequency is after about
two hours of inactivity.
For printing on TCP/IP-attached printers, it is recommended that
you specify a shorter interval than the default, such as 10 minutes,
for the interval between keep-alive transmissions.
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Also, if any target host requires that the keep-alive packet contain
data, specify SENDGARBAGE TRUE. For example:
KEEPALIVEOPTIONS INTERVAL 5 SENDGARBAGE TRUE
ENDKEEPALIVEOPTIONS
GATEWAY
NOTE: If the host has keep-alive enabled, be sure to to disable the
printer's keep-alive function. See page 209 for the
keep-alive command.
The Packet Size parameter of the GATEWAY statement defines
the maximum transmission unit (MTU) for the z/OS host. For
10/100Base-T Ethernet Interface printers, the MTU size is fixed at
1024 bytes. The value cannot be adjusted.
Verify the Printer Connection
To verify that the z/OS system can establish a connection with the
TCP/IP-attached printer, “ping” the printer from the MVS system.
From a TSO session, enter the following command:
TSO PING ip_address
In JES2, enter the following command from the System Display and
Search Facility (SDSF) menu 6:
ping ip_address
ip_address specifies the IP address of the Ethernet.
Here is an example of a successful “ping” command:
EZA0458I Ping V3R1: Pinging host 9.99.12.33
(Use ATTN to interrupt.)
EZA0463I PING: Ping #1 response took 0.084 seconds.
Successes so far = 1.
Here is an example of an unsuccessful “ping” command:
EZA0458I Ping V3R1: Pinging host 9.99.12.33
(Use ATTN to interrupt.)
EZA0464I PING: Ping #1 timed out
NOTE: If you have problems “ping”-ing a printer, refer to “Handling
z/OS Connectivity Problems” on page 119.
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Define the Printer to JES
When a TCP/IP-attached printer is to be used with JES, it must be
defined for deferred printing mode with JES.
JES2 Printer Definitions
Below is an example of the JES2 printer definition initialization
member, located in the system PARMLIB:
FSS(FSS1),PROC=PSFPROC,HASPFSSM=HASPFSSM
PRT1
FSS=FSS1,MODE=FSS,PRMODE=(LINE,PAGE,SOSI1),
CLASS=C,UCS=0,SEP,NOSEPDS,CKPTPAGE=100,
DRAIN,MARK,TRKCELL=YES
The above example is correct for JES2 3.11 and above. For earlier
versions of JES2, the statement is named FSSDEF and would be
stated as FSSDEF FSSNAME=FSS1.
The value you specify for the PROC parameter must match the
name on the PSF Startup procedure.
JES3 Printer Definitions
Below is an example JES3 printer definition. This example is not
executable, but it is intended to help the JES3 systems programmer
define the printer to the z/OS host.
FSSDEF,TYPE=WTR,FSSNAME=FSS1,PNAME=PSFPROC,SYSTEM=SYS1,
TERM=NO DEVICE,JNAME=PRT1,JUNIT=(,SYS1,,OFF),
FSSNAME=FSS1, MODE=FSS,PM=(LINE,PAGE,SOSI1),
CHARS=(YES,GT12),
The value you specify for the JNAME parameter must match the
name of the printer in the PSF Startup procedure.
The value you specify for the PNAME parameter must match the
name on the PSF Startup procedure.
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Define the Printer to PSF
Each TCP/IP-attached printer must be defined to PSF with a
PRINTDEV statement in the PSF startup procedure.
Figure 27 shows a sample PSFPROC procedure that you can
modify to suit your installation. The PRINTDEV statement shows
the required IPADDR keyword.
No line matrix printer-specific writer procedure is currently supplied.
You can, however, copy the APSWPROT sample from the APAR
medium and modify it for the line matrix printer.
NOTE: The line matrix printer supports only resident symbol sets.
//PSFPROC PROC
//**************** NETWORK PRINTERS WRITER PROCEDURE ****************
//*
//*01* MODULE-NAME = PSFPROC
//*
//*01* DESCRIPTIVE-NAME = START PROCEDURE FOR PSF:
//*TCP/IP ATTACHED NETWORK PRINTERS
//*
//*01* NOTES = THE FULL NAME OF THE DEFAULT PAGEDEF IS
//*P1A06462.
//*THE FULL NAME OF THE DEFAULT FORMDEF IS
//*F1A10110.
//*THE FULL NAMES OF THE DEFAULT FONTS ARE
//*X0GF10, X0GS10, X0TU10, AND X0GU10.
//*THE FULL NAME OF THE SEPARATOR PAGE PAGEDEF IS
//*P1V06483.
//*THE FULL NAME OF THE SEPARATOR PAGE FONT IS
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//*X0GT15.
//*
//*
//*01* CHANGE-ACTIVITY:
//*
//**** END OF SPECIFICATIONS ***/
//STEP01EXEC PGM=APSPPIEP,REGION=4096K
//JOBHDR OUTPUT PAGEDEF=V06483,/* JOB SEPARATOR PAGEDEF*/
//FORMDEF=A10110,CHARS=GT15/* JOB SEPARATOR FORMDEF*/
//JOBLTR OUTPUT PAGEDEF=V06483,/* JOB SEPARATOR PAGEDEF*/
//FORMDEF=A10110,CHARS=GT15/* JOB SEPARATOR FORMDEF*/
//DSHDR OUTPUT PAGEDEF=V06483,/* DS SEPARATOR PAGEDEF*/
//FORMDEF=A10110,CHARS=GT15/* DS SEPARATOR FORMDEF*/
//MSGDS OUTPUT PAGEDEF=A06462,/* MESSAGE DATASET PAGEDEF*/
//FORMDEF=A10110/* MESSAGE DATASET FORMDEF*/
//FONT300DDDSN=SYS1.FONT300,/* SYSTEM FONTS - 300 PEL*/
//DISP=SHR
//PSEG01DDDSN=SYS1.PSEGLIB,/* SYSTEM PAGE SEGMENTS*/
//DISP=SHR
//OLAY01DDDSN=SYS1.OVERLIB,/* SYSTEM MEDIUM OVERLAYS*/
//DISP=SHR/*
//PDEF01DDDSN=SYS1.PDEFLIB,/* SYSTEM PAGEDEFS*/
//DISP=SHR
//FDEF01DDDSN=SYS1.FDEFLIB,/* SYSTEM FORMDEFS*/
//DISP=SHR
//* ******************************************************************************************/
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//*PRINTDEV
//* ******************************************************************************************/
//PRT1CNTL
//PRT1PRINTDEV FONTDD=*.FONT300,/* 300 PEL FONT LIBRARY DD*/
//OVLYDD=*.OLAY01,/* OVERLAY LIBRARY DD*/
//PSEGDD=*.PSEG01,/* SEGMENT LIBRARY DD*/
//PDEFDD=*.PDEF01,/* PAGEDEF LIBRARY DD*/
//FDEFDD=*.FDEF01,/* FORMDEF LIBRARY DD*/
//JOBHDR=*.JOBHDR,/* JOB HEADER SEPARATOR*/
//*/* OUTPUT*/
//JOBTRLR=*.JOBTLR,/* JOB TRAILER SEPARATOR*/
//*/* OUTPUT*/
//DSHDR=*.DSHDR,/* DATA SET HEADER*/
//*/* SEPARATOR*/
//MESSAGE=*.MSGDS,/* MESSAGE DATA SET OUTPUT*/
//BUFNO=5,/* NUMBER OF WRITE DATA BUFFERS*/
//PAGEDEF=A06462,/* DEVICE PAGEDEF DEFAULT*/
//FORMDEF=A10110,/* DEVICE FORMDEF DEFAULT*/
//CHARS=(GF10,/* DEVICE*/
//GS10,TU10,GU10),/* DEFAULT FONT SET*/
//PIMSG=YES,/* ACCUMULATE DATA SET*/
//*/* MESSAGES*/
//DATACK=BLOCK,/* REPORT ALL DATA-CHECK*/
//*/* ERRORS*/
//TRACE=NO,/* CREATE INTERNAL TRACE*/
//FAILURE=WCONNECT,/* PSF ACTION ON PRINTER*/
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//*/* FAILURE*/
//TIMEOUT=REDRIVE/* PSF ACTION ON TIMEOUT*/
//MGMTMODE=OUTAVAIL,/* PRINTER MANAGEMENT MODE*/
//DISCINTV=15,/* DISCONNECT INTERVAL IN*/
//*/* SECONDS*/
//IPADDR=’xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx’/* IP ADDRESS FOR TCP/IP*/
//PRT1ENDCNTL
Figure 27. Sample PSFPROC procedure
NOTE: To specify a TCP/IP address space name other than the
default, TCPIP, code the following exec statement in the
writer procedure:
//STEP01EXEC PGM=ASPPIEP,REGION=4096K,
PARM=(,,,,tcpip_name)
where tcpip_name is the name of the TCP/IP address
space. If this parameter is not coded, PSF uses the default
name, TCPIP.
The IP address is the only required parameter. Other parameters
may be set to facilitate printer sharing as described in “Sharing Line
Matrix Printers on z/OS” on page 117. For a description of the
PRINTDEV statement, which is not given here, see the PSF
System Programming Guide.
IPADDR
Specifies the IP address for the printer or attachment, in dotteddecimal notation. Do not specify a hostname in place of the dotteddecimal address.
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Verifying a TCP/IP-Attached Printer on z/OS
To operate a TCP/IP-attached printer, use JES operator
commands.
Starting a TCP/IP-attached Printer
To start a TCP/IP-attached printer, do the following:
1. Start TCP/IP.
2. Power on the printer.
3. Start the printer FSA.
•
On JES2, the command is:
$Sprinter_name
•
On JES3, the command is:
*VARY printer_name,ON
Stopping a TCP/IP-attached Printer
You can stop a TCP/IP-attached printer in several ways:
•
The preferred method is to first stop the PSF FSA for the printer
by entering the following command from the z/OS console:
JES2:
$Pprinter_name
JES3:
*VARY printer_name,OFF
*CANCEL printer_name
where printer_name specifies the name of the printer FSA.
Then you can turn off power to the printer.
•
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To end the PSF FSA for the printer, use the JES commands. If
you are unable to purge or cancel the printer by use of the JES
commands, enter the following command:
MODIFY FSSname,FORCE,printer_name
JES Spool Printer Sharing
Resolving IPDS Printing Problems
If you have problems printing, do the following:
•
•
•
•
Print an Ethernet Test Page. Refer to your User’s Manual.
Verify that the IPDS service is enabled.
Verify the service name.
Verify that port number 5001 is being used.
If you are still unable to print IPDS files, contact the support center.
Sharing Line Matrix Printers on z/OS
Line matrix printers can be shared on PSF in one of two ways:
•
By using the MGMTMODE and DISCINTV parameters via the
JES spool.
•
By port switching on the printer.
JES Spool Printer Sharing
JES spool printer sharing is valid for TCP/IP attached network
printers. A session with the printer is maintained while there is
output on the JES spool and the printer is available. When there is
no more output on the spool and the disconnect interval expires,
PSF ends the session with the printer. PSF attempts to restart the
session when there is more work on the spool for the printer. After
the session is restarted, PSF must reload the resources required
for the print jobs. When using this method of network printer
sharing, PSF cannot determine if another print driver is active.
You can request this method of network printer sharing by
specifying the following parameters in the PSF Startup Proc.
MGMTMODE=OUTAVAIL
FAILURE=WCONNECT
TIMEOUT=REDRIVE
DISCINTV=n
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MGMTMODE
Set to OUTAVAIL. OUTAVAIL requests that PSF start a
communications session with the printer only when output is
available on the JES spool.
FAILURE
Specifies the action PSF is to take after a printer failure or a TCP/IP
network failure. If FAILURE=WCONNECT and the printer is
connected to another host when PSF attempts to establish a
connection on TCP/IP, PSF continuously retries (up to the limit
specified by CONNINTV) until the printer becomes available.
FAILURE=STOP stops the attempt to connect to the printer.
TIMEOUT
Specifies the action that PSF is to take after a timeout when no
output is available on JES. The DISCINTV parameter specifies the
timeout interval. TIMEOUT=REDRIVE requests that PSF redrive
the printer FSA using the value of the MGMTMODE parameter.
TIMEOUT=STOP requests that PSF stop the printer FSA, which
can then be restarted only by an operator command.
DISCINTV
Specifies the disconnect interval in seconds. The value can range
from zero through 86400. It is recommended that you set the value
to 15. When no output is available from JES for this time period,
PSF ends the session with the network printer. If the value is set to
zero, PSF does not end the session because of lack of output.
NOTE: PSF supports two other methods of printer sharing, which
are not applicable to 10/100Base-T Ethernet Interface
printers. VTAM RELREQ is available for printer sharing
under SNA. Port switching is available for SNA- and TCP/
IP-attached printers when a printer can support multiple
active ports.
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Port Switching Printer Sharing
To support printer sharing, 10/100Base-T Ethernet Interface
printers automatically switch among all attached ports (serial port,
the twinax or coax port, or the Ethernet network port). Basically, the
printer prints jobs for one port until no new jobs appear and the port
“times out”. The printer then switches to the next port and does the
same thing.
To change the default “time out” value for a port, update the
TIMEOUT value for the port on the appropriate menu (Serial
Interface, Ethernet, Twinax Interface, or Coax Interface).
Handling z/OS Connectivity Problems
If you encounter problems when “ping”-ing a network printer from
z/OS, here is how to resolve them.
Ping is not Successful
If the “ping” is not successful, verify the following:
•
•
The printer is powered on.
•
The Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) size of the IP packet
for the z/OS system is equal to the MTU size of the printer. For
information about the values recommended for the z/OS
system, see “Modify the TCP/IP Profile in z/OS” on page 107.
The IP address is unique in the TCP/IP network.
If the IP address of the z/OS system is not unique, see your
network administrator to resolve the IP address problem.
To change the MTU size for the z/OS system, change the
GATEWAY statement in the z/OS TCP/IP profile, and restart
TCP/IP to pick up the changes.
You cannot change the MTU size on a 10/100Base-T Ethernet
Interface printer. The MTU size is fixed at 1024 bytes.
If these items are all in order, consult your TCP/IP network
administrator about a possible network problem.
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Ping is Successful
A successful “ping” usually indicates that the z/OS system can
communicate with the printer; however, you might receive a
successful “ping” even though the IP address of the TCP/IPattached printer is a duplicate of another IP address.
If PSF is unable to establish a network connection with the TCP/IPattached printer or if PSF output for this printer prints elsewhere,
follow these steps to determine whether the IP address of the
printer is unique:
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Wait at least 5 minutes for TCP/IP to clear the Address
Resolution Protocol (ARP) tables. (If your installation specified
a longer interval on the ARPAGE configuration statement in the
TCP/IP profile, you may need to wait longer. For information
about the ARPAGE statement, refer to the TCP/IP z/OS
Customization and Administration Guide.)
3. Enter the “ping” command again from the z/OS system.
NOTE: If you receive a successful response to the “ping”
command, there is a duplicate IP address. Consult your
TCP/IP network administrator.
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AS/400 Configuration,
ASCII Printer
Overview
This chapter details a complete AS/400 configuration setup
including:
•
Developing Line Descriptions with CRTLINETH
•
•
•
Configuring the AS/400 for TCP/IP
Configuring the AS/400 for Printing
Verifying Printing from the AS/400
This document assumes no AS/400 printer configuration has been
done. If any configuration has been done, please follow the
procedure to the point at which continued configuration is required.
Developing Line Descriptions With CRTLINETH
For each LAN adapter on the AS/400, a line description needs to be
created for the NIC. This is required for Release V3R2 and V3R7.
If a line description already exists, make sure the SSAP list
includes default options “AA” and “12.” You must also know the
LAN speed for the AS/400 LAN adapter.
NOTE: To change a line description, you need to vary the line off
before making the change. After making the change, you
need to vary the line back on.
To change an existing line description, use the CHGLINETH
command. To create a line description, use CRTLINETH.
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NOTE: SSAPS of “AA” and “12” are automatically set as default
values in the line description when “*CALC” is used in
creating new line descriptions. You do not need to set
these values unless they have been changed.
To create a line description, enter the following command:
CRTLINETH LIND(ETHLAN) RSRCNAME(LIN041)
Your completed screen should look like Figure 28.
Figure 28. Example NIC Line Description
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The following three parameters must be specified:
Line Description (LIND)
The line description name is the user's name for the AS/400
adapter. This name must be identical to the name entered when the
TCP/IP is configured on the AS/400.
Resource Name (RSRCNAME)
The system-assigned name for the interface (for example, LIN041).
SSAP
When *CALC is used, the values of “12” and “AA” are entered
automatically as defaults. Verify that those SSAP values have not
been changed.
Configuring AS/400 for ASCII using TCP/IP
The next step is to configure the interface on the AS/400 for
TCP/IP.
NOTE: The AS/400 interface is not the NIC. Do not set the AS/400
interface address to the same address as the NIC IP
address. Also, do not add the NIC to the AS/400 TCP/IP
interface list.
Configuring with ADDTCPIFC
ADDTCPIFC is used to add a TCP/IP interface to the AS/400. This
step configures the AS/400 for attachments to a TCP/IP network.
At the AS/400 command line, enter the following command:
ADDTCPIFC INTNETADR ('9.99.15.188') LIND(ETHLAN)
SUBNETMASK('255.255.255.0')
Your completed screen should look like Figure 29.
System: BLDD6
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Internet address:
9.99.15.188
Subnet mask:
255.255.255.0
Line description:
ETHLAN
Line type:
*Elan
Interface status:
Inactive
Type of service:
*Normal
Maximum transmission unit:
*Lind
Automatic start:
*Yes
Figure 29. Example of ADDTCPIFC Interface
The following parameters must be specified:
Internet Address
Internet address of the AS/400 LAN adapter.
NOTE: Do not use the IP address of the NIC.
Subnet Mask
The Subnet Mask for this AS/400 TCP/IP interface (for example,
255.255.255.0).
Line Description
The name assigned to the AS/400 line description as described in
“Developing Line Descriptions With CRTLINETH” on page 121.
NOTE: Each AS/400 LAN adapter will have its own line
description.
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Configuring a Router Definition with
ADDTCPRTE
If necessary, use the ADDTCPRTE command to create a route
definition. This is required if the printer is somewhere other than on
a local segment and must cross bridges.
Configuring a Local Domain and Hostname
The AS/400 print commands, described in “Setting Up Printing for
ASCII Files” on page 126, require a local name and hostname. If
you have already configured LAN attached TCP/IP printers on the
AS/400 system, you will have a local domain name and hostname
configured on the system.
NOTE: If you already have a local domain name and hostname
configured on the system, do not change your setup.
If the local domain name and hostname file is empty, the file must
be set up. This control file information is used to determine if a print
request comes from an authorized host.
To configure the local domain and hostname, you will run the
CFGTCP command and select Option “12” from the menu. Enter a
local domain name, such as city.company.com. Enter a local
hostname, such as as400-01. This is the name of your AS/400
system and must match the hostname for your system in the host
entry table. Refer to “Configuring A TCP/IP Host Table Entry” for
more information.
NOTE: If the printer and AS/400 are not on the same local LAN
segment, use CFGTCP Option 2 to verify that there is a
route defined in the TCP/IP route list.
Configuring A TCP/IP Host Table Entry
Although creating a TCP/IP host table entry is optional, it is a good
idea to take this step. Add the AS/400 name and the IP address of
the LAN adapter to the “Host Table Entries.”
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Configuring the AS/400 for Printing
To configure an AS/400 for printing, you must:
•
•
set up the printing capability, and
verify the setup with a print job.
You will need the following information:
Remote Printer Queue name
Set to ‘d1prn’ through ‘d8prn’.
NOTE: The Remote Printer Queue name must be in lowercase
letters. Do not use “PASS.”
NOTE: When the IPDS feature is installed, the queue name
‘d4prn’ is not available.
IP Address
The IP address for the NIC.
Setting Up Printing for ASCII Files
The next step is to set up the remote printing capability. There are
two ways to do this: you can either specify the LPR parameters
manually each time you send a file to the printer, or use Remote
Writer and a remote output queue for automatic printing to the
printer.
To use LPR Manually
1. Start TCP/IP, if it is not already running, by entering the
command STRTCP.
2. At the AS/400 command line, enter LPR.
3. Figure 30 displays in bold the parameters you need to specify.
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Send TCP/IP Spooled File (LPR)
Type choices, press Enter.
Remote system
RMTSYS
>
*INTNETADR
Printer queue
PRTQ
>
‘d1prn’
Job name
JOB
*
Spooled file number
SPLNMBR
*ONLY
Destination type
DESTTYP
*OTHER
Transform SCS to ASCII
TRANSFORM
*YES
Manufacturer type and model
MFRTYPMDL
>
*IBM6400EP
Internet address
INTNETADR
>
‘9.99.2.3’
User
Number
Figure 30. ASCII LPR Parameters
The following parameter values are required:
Remote System
Enter the hostname of your printer or *INTNETADR, which then
prompts you to specify the IP address of your printer.
Printer Queue (PRTQ)
Set to ‘d1prn’ through ‘d8prn’. The remote printer queue name
must be in lowercase letters, entered in single quotes.
NOTE: When the IPDS feature is installed, queue name ‘d4prn’
is not available.
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Destination Type (DESTTYP)
Specify *OTHER for the DESTTYP parameter.
Transform (TRANSFORM)
Specify *YES.
Manufacturer Type and Model (MFRTYPMDL)
Select a manufacturer type and model. This is the name of the
WSCO. Select *IBM6400EP for Epson emulation or *IBM6400 or
*IBM42023 for Proprinter Emulation if you have AS/400 V3R2 and
above or V3R7 and above.
NOTE: Select the Manufacturer Type Model based on the data
type.
a. Report printing, text only, no IGP or barcodes.
Manufacturer Type Model
= *IBM42023
Workstation customizing object = *NONE
Since IBM42023 is a Printronix XL emulation, the printer
emulation must also be switched to Proprinter emulation.
Be sure to save the printer emulation as the power-up
configuration.
Alternate selection:
Manufacturer Type Model
= *IBM6400EP
Workstation Customizing Object = *NONE
Since IBM6400EP is an Epson emulation, the printer
emulation must be also switched to Epson emulation. Be
sure to save the printer emulation as the power-up
configuration.
b. PGL or VGL or PPI program.
Manufacturer Type Model
= *WSCSTCONT132
Workstation Customizing Object = QWPDEFAULT
Library
= QSYS
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This selects a generic object that passes the data
unchanged without any escape codes to the printer. Text
files will print in the currently selected printer configuration,
cpi, lpi, and form length. OS/400 versions below V3R7 may
not have this selection and may require manual creation of
a generic WSCST. Please contact Printronix Technical
Support for assistance.
NOTE: For occasional text reports, create a printer configuration
for each report and use the [Job Select] key to select a
report configuration.
Internet Address (INTNETADR)
The IP address of the NIC.
NOTE: You may specify either *INTNETADR (and the NIC IP
address) or the hostname for the NIC (if you added the
printer to the host table entry as directed in “Configuring A
TCP/IP Host Table Entry” on page 125).
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To Create an Automatic Remote Output Queue
1. From the AS/400 command line, enter CRTOUTQ.
2. Figure 31 displays in bold the parameters you need to specify.
Send TCP/IP Spooled File (LPR)
Type choices, press Enter.
Output queue
OUTQ
> USERNAME
Library
*CURLIB
Maximum spooled file size:
MAXPAGES
Number of pages
*NONE
Staring time
Ending time
+ for more values
Order of files on queue
SEQ
*FIFO
Remote system
RMTSYS
> *INTNETADR
Remote printer queue
RMTPRTQ
>
Writer to autostart
AUTOSTRWTR
1
Queue for writer messages
MSGQ
QSYSOPR
Library
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‘d1prn’
*LIBL
Connection type
CNNTYPE
>
*IP
Destination type
DESTTYP
*OTHER
Host print transform
TRANSFORM
*YES
Manufacturer type and model
MFRTYPMDL
> (See Note on
page 128)
Setting Up Printing for ASCII Files
Workstation Customizing Object
WSCST
> (See Note on
page 128)
Internet address
INTNETADR
>
Destination options
DESTOPT
*NONE
Print separator page
SEPPAGE
*YES
User defined option
USRDFNOPT
*NONE
Library
‘9.99.57.173’
Figure 31. Automatic Remote Output Queue Configuration
3. Enter values for the following parameters:
Output Queue (OUTQ)
The name of the AS/400 output queue. The name can be
anything you would like. This name is not the same as the
printer internal queue name, ‘d1prn’.
Remote System (RMTSYS)
Internet address of the NIC on the printer (*INTNETADR
prompts you for this) or the hostname of the NIC.
Remote Printer Queue (RMTPRTQ)
Default name of the network printer. Set for any of ‘d1prn’
through ‘d8prn’. The remote printer queue name must be
lowercase, entered in single quotes.
NOTE:When the IPDS feature is installed, queue name
‘d4prn’ is not available.
Writer to Autostart (AUTOSRTWTR)
Set the value to 1. This will start the Remote Writer when the
queue is created, and it automatically starts the Remote Writer
after each IPL of the AS/400 and whenever STRTCP is started.
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Connection Type (CNNTYPE)
Specify this value as *IP.
Destination Type (DESTTYP)
Specify *OTHER. *OTHER is a performance enhancement, in
which data is not required to be transformed again if the
connection is interrupted and allows printing of multiple copies.
Transform (TRANSFORM)
Specify this value as *YES.
Manufacturer Type (MFRTYPMDL)
Select a manufacturer type and model. This is the name of the
WSCO. Select *IBM6400EP for Epson emulation or
*IBM6400PR or *IBM42023 for Proprinter Emulation.
Troubleshooting
This installation procedure assumes that the NIC adapter is
configured with the correct IP address, subnet mask, and gateway
(if required). In addition you can also ping and telnet to the NIC
adapter.
Print an E-net Test Page to verify the Ethernet settings.
See “Printing a NIC Test Page” on page 26.
The default NIC queue name is d1prn, however, the name can be
changed. Substitute the changed name for the RMTPRTQ
parameter. To verify the queue name, print an E-Net Test Page or
telnet to the NIC and perform a “list dest” command.
Internet address (INTNETADR)
Specify the IP address of the printer.
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Verify Printing on AS/400
This section verifies that the printer is capable of printing ASCII files
and that the printer can be pinged on the network.
To test ASCII printing:
1. Start TCP/IP, if it is not already running, by entering the
command STRTCP.
2. Verify that the AS/400 TCP/IP interface is active.
3. Ping the printer from an AS/400 workstation with the
command:
ping ip_address.
Where ip_address is the Internet address of the remote
system printer (the NIC) or the hostname of the printer (if you
put the hostname in the host entry table as directed in
“Configuring A TCP/IP Host Table Entry” on page 125).
4. If the printer cannot be pinged, proceed to “AS/400 ASCII
Troubleshooting” on page 134.
5. Use one of the following methods to send a spooled file to the
printer:
•
Enter the LPR command on the AS/400 command line with
the appropriate parameters. See “To use LPR Manually”
on page -126.
•
Enter STRRMTWTR name on the AS/400 command line,
where name is the name of the AS/400 remote output
queue (not the printer Internet queue, as described on
“To Create an Automatic Remote Output Queue” on page
130).
•
Use the WRKOUTQ command to send jobs.
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AS/400 ASCII Troubleshooting
During power up, the printer performs an interface hardware test.
The presence of the ETHERNET PARAMS menu selection at the
printer control panel indicates that the NIC hardware is functioning
properly. See the User's Manual for configuration menu
information.
If you have trouble pinging the printer:
1. Verify the configuration of the AS/400, including the printer and
any intervening devices such as routers and bridges.
2. Verify that the AS/400 line description is varied on and the
printer is turned on and displays an ONLINE status.
3. Verify that the AS/400 TCP/IP is active.
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AS/400 Configuration,
IPDS Printer
Configuring on AS/400 as an IPDS Printer
NOTE: The IPDS emulation is not supported on the T4M printer.
Use this chapter to configure your printer on AS/400 as an IPDS
printer. To print IPDS, you must install the IPDS option on your
printer. Once configured as an IPDS printer, the printer can also
print AFP™ and SCS, but these datastreams must be converted to
IPDS first.
NOTE: Do not cancel IPDS print jobs by using WebPage cancel.
To cancel IPDS print jobs hold the job on the AS/400 writer
or press the printer Cancel key.
Printing AFP, IPDS, and SCS Files
Printers configured as IPDS only print IPDS files. AFP and SCS
files can be printed, but they must be transformed to IPDS before
printing.
•
AFP files are transformed directly by Print Services Facility™
(PSF/400, an integrated feature of OS/400), which then sends
the transformed file to the printer.
•
SCS files are transformed into IPDS by setting the
IPDSPASTHR parameter to YES (see Figure 34 on page 144
or Figure 35 on page 147). This path yields the best
performance by sending IPDS files directly to the printer with
no transform.
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Requirements
Contact technical support to obtain the latest PTFs for PSF/400.
For IPDS printing, you also need to install the IPDS option for the
printer.
Configuration Checklist
NOTE: All of the following configuration steps carried out on the
AS/400 may require “create” or “change” authority.
1. If you have not already done so, set up the printer and install
the NIC. See “Configuration using the Control Panel” on
page 27.
2. Using the printer control panel, set up the parameters and
values for IPDS.
3. Set TCP/IP addresses for the printer, such as an IP Address,
Gateway Address, or Subnet Mask. See “Configuration Tools”
on page 25.
4. If the printer and AS/400 are not on the same LAN segment,
verify there is a route defined in the TCP/IP route list. If
necessary, use the ADDTCPRTE command to create a route
definition. You need this if your printer is somewhere other than
on a local segment.
5. You need the IP address of the NIC to configure the NIC.
6. If you have not done so yet, create a line description for your
NIC. See “Developing Line Descriptions With CRTLINETH” on
page 121.
7. Create or verify the existence of an AS/400 TCP/IP interface for
NIC. See “Configuring an AS/400 TCP/IP Interface with
ADDTCPIFC” on page 138.
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8. The next step depends on your AS/400 release. Configure your
printer with one of these procedures:
•
“Configuring PSF/400 for IPDS on V3R2” on page 140.
•
“Configuring PSF/400 for IPDS on V3R7 and Above” on
page 146.
9. Notice that when the IPDS feature is installed, the queue name
‘dipdsprn’ displays in the print queue in place of d4prn.
10. Verify the printer is ON using the VFYCFG command.
11. Verify that TCP/IP has been started using the STRTCP
command.
12. Test your configuration. See “Verifying the IPDS Configuration
on AS/400” on page 158.
13. To share the printer on the network, verify that the necessary
parameters have been set correctly. See “Sharing the AS/400
Printer on the Network” on page 159.
14. If you have problems, refer to “AS/400 Troubleshooting” on
page 163.
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Configuring an AS/400 TCP/IP Interface with
ADDTCPIFC
NOTE: Do not enter the IP address of the NIC. Do not set the
AS/400 interface address to the same address as the NIC
IP address. Also, do not add the NIC to the AS/400 TCP/IP
interface list.
Configuring An Interface For Ethernet
ADDTCPIFC is used to add a TCP/IP interface to AS/400. This step
configures the AS/400 for attachments to a TCP/IP network.
1. At the AS/400 command line, enter the following command:
ADDTCPIFC INTNETADR ('9.99.15.188') LIND(ETHLAN)
SUBNETMASK('255.255.255.0')
2. Your completed screen should look like Figure 32.
System: BLDD60
Internet address:
9.99.15.188
Subnet mask:
255.255.255.0
Line description:
ETHLAN
Line type:
*ELAN
Interface status:
Inactive
Type of service:
*NORMAL
Maximum transmission unit:
*LIND
Automatic start:
*YES
Figure 32. Example ADDTCPIFC Interface
3. The following parameters must be specified:
a. Internet Address
Internet address of the AS/400 Ethernet LAN adapter.
NOTE: Do not use the IP address of the NIC.
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b. Subnet Mask
The Subnet Mask for this AS/400 TCP/IP interface (for
example, 255.255.255.0).
c.
Line Description
The name assigned to the AS/400 line description as
described in “Developing Line Descriptions With
CRTLINETH” on page 121. Each AS/400 LAN adapter will
have its own line description.
Configuring a TCP/IP Host Table Entry
Although optional, it is recommended that you create a TCP/IP host
table entry. Add the AS/400 name and the IP address of the LAN
adapter to the “Host Table Entries.” Also, add the hostname and IP
address of the printer to the list. You can access the host table
entries function by using the CFGTCP command, then selecting
option 10 from the menu.
You can also add entries to your host table for both the hostname
and the fully qualified network name for your system. The entry
name should match the name you configured for host and domain.
For example, if your hostname is “RCHASM03” and your domain
name is “RCHLAND.PTX.COM”, your fully qualified network name
is “RCHASM03.RCHLAND.PTX.COM”. In your host entry table,
enter both RCHASM03 and RCHASM03.RCHLAND.PTX.COM.
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Configuring PSF/400 for IPDS on V3R2
To configure IPDS on AS/400 V3R2, use the following commands:
•
•
CRTDEVPRT
CRTPSFCFG
Configuring PSF with CRTDEVPRT on V3R2
This section describes how to create a printer device description.
1. At the AS/400 command line, enter a command in the form:
CRTDEVPRT
DEVD(printer_type) DEVCLS(*RMT) TYPE(*IPDS)
MODEL(0) AFP(*YES) AFPATTACH(*APPC)
FONT(11) RMTLOCNAME(TCPIP) FORMFEED(*CONT)
TEXT(‘printer_type NETWORK PRINTER’)
Where printer_type (e.g., T5000, P5000, L5520) is the
model of your printer.
2. A completed screen looks like the example shown in Figure 33,
which starts on the next page.
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Display Device Description
Device Description:
DEVD
printer_type
Option:
OPTION
*ALL
Category of device:
*PRT
Automatically created:
NO
Device class:
DEVCLS
*RMT
Device type:
TYPE
*IPDS
Device model:
MODEL
0
Advanced function printing:
AFP
*YES
AFP attachment:
AFPATTACH
*APPC
Online at IPL:
ONLINE
*YES
Font:
FONT
Identifier:
011
Point size:
*NONE
Form feed:
FORMFEED
*CONT
Separator drawer:
SEPDRAWER
*FILE
Separator program:
SEPPGM
*NONE
Printer error message:
PRTERRMSG
*INQ
Message queue:
MSGQ
QSYSOPR
Library:
Library:
*LIBL
Maximum pending requests:
MAXPNDRQS
6
Print while converting:
PRTCVT
*YES
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Print request timer:
PRTRQSTMR
*NOMAX
Form definition:
FORMDF
F1C10110
Library:
*LIBL
Character identifier:
CHRID
*SYSVAL
Remote location:
RMTLOCNAME
TCPIP
Local location:
LCLLOCNAME
*NETATR
Remote network identifier:
RMTNETID
*NETATR
Mode:
MODE
QSPWTR
Dependent location name:
DEPLOCNAME
*NONE
Text:
TEXT
‘printer_type Network
Printer’
Figure 33. Example of CRTDEVPRT Command (V3R2)
3. Values must be entered for the following parameters:
a. Device Description (DEVD)
The device description or name. This value must match the
value entered for the PSFCFG parameter in “Configuring
AFP with CRTPSFCFG on V3R2” on page 143.
b. Device Class (DEVCLS)
Specify *RMT.
c.
Device Type (TYPE)
Specify *IPDS.
d. Device Model (MODEL)
Specify 0.
e. Advanced Function Printing (AFP)
Specify *YES.
f.
AFP Attachment (AFPATTACH)
Specify *APPC. CRTPSFCFG overrides this value.
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g. Font (FONT)
Enter an appropriate value.
h. Form Feed (FORMFEED)
Specify *CONT.
i.
Remote Location (RMTLOCNAME)
Enter the remote location name.
Configuring AFP with CRTPSFCFG on V3R2
The PSF™ configuration object created with this command is used
by PSF/400 when printing IPDS files. The object is used by AS/400
V3R2 only if the object is in the QGPL library and has the same
name as the printer device description. This information overrides
the APPC configuration information specified in the printer device
description.
To configure AS/400 for IPDS printing on V3R2:
1. At the AS/400 command line, enter a command in the form:
CRTPSFCFG
PSFCFG(printer_type IPDSPASTHR(*YES)
RLSTMR(*SEC15) TEXT(‘printer_type NETWORK
PRINTER’) RMTLOCNAME(‘128.99.12.134’)
PORT(5001)
where printer_type (e.g., T5000, P7000) is the model of
your printer.
2. A completed screen looks like Figure 34.
PSF configuration: printer_type
Library: QGPL
User resource library:
*JOBLIBL
IPDS pass through:
*YES
Activate release timer:
*NORDYF
Release timer:
*SEC15
Restart timer:
*IMMED
SNA retry count:
2
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Delay time between retries:
0
Blank page:
*YES
Page size control:
*NO
Resident fonts:
*YES
Resource retention:
*YES
Edge orient:
*NO
Remote location:
Name or address:
128.99.12.134
TCP/IP port:
5001
TCP/IP activation timer:
170
PSF defined options:
Text description:
printer_type Network Printer
Device resource library list:
*DFT
Figure 34. Example CRTPSFCFG Command (V3R2)
3. The following parameters are required:
a. PSF Configuration (PSFCFG)
The name of the printer device you are configuring.
b. Library
Specify QGPL.
c.
IPDS pass through (IPDSPASTHR)
To print SCS files, specify *YES. PSF/400 transforms SCS
into IPDS before printing.
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d. Activate release timer (ACTRLSTMR)
Specifies the point at which the release timer (RLSTMR) is
activated. Set to *NORDYF. This means that the release
timer is activated when there are no spooled files in the
printer’s output queue with a status of RDY and the last
page of the last spooled file processed has printed.
*NORDYF is used so that all files with a status of RDY are
printed before releasing the session (which does not
terminate the writer, however).
e. Release timer (RLSTMR)
Specifies the amount of time to wait before a session or
dialog is released without terminating the writer. The
ACTRLSTMR parameter specifies when this timer is to be
activated. Set the parameter to a value at least equal to the
TIMEOUT value on the printer. The recommended value is
*SEC15.
f.
Remote Location name or address (RMTLOCNAME)
Enter the IP address or hostname of the printer.
g. TCP/IP port (PORT)
Specify 5001.
h. TCP/IP activation time (ACTTMR)
This value specifies the number of seconds that PSF/400
waits for a printer to respond to an activation request. If
only one system is using the printer, use the default value
(170 seconds). If more than one system is using the printer,
specify *NOMAX, which causes PSF/400 to wait indefinitely
for a response to an activation request.
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Configuring PSF/400 for IPDS on V3R7 and
Above
To configure IPDS on AS/400 V3R7 and above, use the following
commands:
•
•
CRTPSFCFG (Optional)
CRTDEVPRT
Configuring AFP with CRTPSFCFG on V3R7 or
V4R1 (Optional)
New for V3R7 is the ability to specify three TCP/IP-related
parameters for PSF in a printer device description: RMTLOCNAME,
PORT, and ACTTMR. In V3R2, CRTPSFCFG, which replaced
WRKAFP2, was used to specify these same parameters, along with
other parameters. In V3R7 and higher, these three parameters are
ignored when specified in a PSF configuration object, since they
are specified in a printer device description. However, you may
wish to use a PSF configuration object to specify other parameters,
such as IPDS passthrough and so on.
The PSF configuration object created with this command is used by
PSF/400 when printing IPDS files only if the object is specified with
the USRDFNOBJ parameter in the printer device description.
To configure AS/400 for IPDS printing on V3R7 or V4R1:
1. At the AS/400 command line, enter a command in the form:
CRTPSFCFG
PSFCFG(AFP/printer_typeNETPRT)
IPDSPASTHR(*YES) RLSTMR(*SEC15)
TEXT(‘printer_type NETWORK PRINTER’)
where printer_type (e.g., T5000, P7000) is the model of
your printer.
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2. A completed screen looks like Figure 35.
PSF Configuration Information
PSF configuration: printer_typeNETPRT
Library: AFP
User resource library:
*JOBLIBL
IPDS pass through:
*YES
Activate release timer:
*NORDYF
Release timer:
*SEC15
Restart timer:
*IMMED
SNA retry count:
2
Delay time between retries:
0
Blank page:
*YES
Page size control:
*NO
Resident fonts:
*YES
Resource retention:
*YES
Edge orient:
*NO
Remote location:
Name or address:
*NONE
TCP/IP port:
*NONE
TCP/IP activation timer:
170
PSF defined options:
*NONE
Text description:
printer_type Network Printer
Device resource library list:
*DFT
Figure 35. Example CRTPSFCFG Command (V3R7 or V4R1)
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NOTE: The lines in bold in Figure 35 are not used by PSF/400.
Instead, PSF/400 uses the information entered in the
device description screen.
3. The following parameters are recommended:
a. PSF configuration (PSFCFG)
The name used for this PSF configuration object. The
name must match the user-defined object name
(USRDFNOBJ) in the printer DEVD.
b. IPDS pass through (IPDSPASTHR)
To print SCS files, specify *YES, PSF/400 transforms SCS
into IPDS before printing.
c.
Activate release timer (ACTRLSTMR)
Specifies the point at which the release timer (RLSTMR) is
activated. Set to *NORDYF.
d. Release timer (RLSTMR)
Specifies the amount of time to wait before a session or
dialog is released without terminating the writer. The
ACTRLSTMR parameter specifies when this timer is to be
activated. Set the parameter to a value at least equal to the
TIMEOUT value on the printer. The recommended value is
*SEC15.
Configuring PSF with CRTDEVPRT on V3R7 and
Above
This section describes how to create a printer device description.
1. At the AS/400 command line, enter a command in the form:
CRTDEVPRT DEVD(printer_type) DEVCLS(*LAN) TYPE(*IPDS)
MODEL(0) LANATTACH(*IP) AFP(*YES) PORT(5001)
FONT(11) FORMFEED(*CONT)
RMTLOCNAME(‘128.9.12.134’)
USRDFNOBJ(AFP/5000NETPRT *PSFCFG)
TEXT(‘printer_type NETWORK PRINTER’)
Where printer_type (e.g., T5000, P7000) is the model of
your printer.
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NOTE: Only use the USRDFNOBJ parameter if it was defined in
the previous procedure. See “Configuring AFP with
CRTPSFCFG on V3R7 or V4R1 (Optional)” on page 146.
2. A completed screen looks like the example shown in Figure 36.
Display Device Description
5716SS1 V3R7M0 961108
BLDRB1
Device Description:
DEVD
printer_type
Option:
OPTION
*ALL
Category of device:
*PRT
Device class:
DEVCLS
*LAN
Device type:
TYPE
*IPDS
Device model:
MODEL
0
LAN attachment:
LANATTACH
*IP
User-defined object:
USRDFNOBJ
printer_type NETPRT
Library:
AFP
Object type:
*PSFCFG
Data transform program:
USRDTATFM
*NONE
User-defined driver program:
USRDRVPGM
*NONE
Advanced function printing:
AFP
*YES
Port number:
PORT
5001
Online at IPL:
ONLINE
*YES
Font:
FONT
Identifier:
011
Point size:
*NONE
Form feed:
FORMFEED
*CONT
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Separator drawer:
SEPDRAWER
*FILE
Separator program:
SEPPGM
*NONE
Printer error message:
PRTERRMSG
*INQ
Message queue:
MSGQ
QSYSOPR
Library:
Library:
*LIBL
Activation timer:
ACTTMR
170
Maximum pending requests:
MAXPNDRQS
6
Print while converting:
PRTCVT
*YES
Print request timer:
PRTRQSTMR
*NOMAX
Form definition:
FORMDF
F1C10110
Library:
*LIBL
Remote location:
RMTLOCNAME
Name or address:
128.9.12.134
Dependent location name:
DEPLOCNAME
*NONE
Text:
TEXT
printer_type Network
Printer
User-defined options:
USRDFNOPT
Figure 36. Example CRTDEVPRT Command (V3R7 and above)
3. Values must be entered for the following parameters:
a. Device Description (DEVD)
The device description or name.
b. Device Class (DEVCLS)
Specify *LAN
c.
Device Type (TYPE)
Specify *IPDS
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d. Device Model (MODEL)
Specify 0
e. LAN Attachment (LANATTACH)
Specify *IP
f.
Port Number (PORT)
Specify 5001
g. Font (FONT)
Enter an appropriate value.
h. Form Feed (FORMFEED)
Specify *CONT
i.
Activation Timer (ACTTMR)
This value specifies the number of seconds that PSF/400
waits for a printer to respond to an activation request. If
only one system is using the printer, use the default value
(170 seconds). If more than one system is using the printer,
specify *NOMAX, which causes PSF/400 to wait indefinitely
for a response to an activation request.
j.
Remote Location (RMTLOCNAME)
Enter the IP address or hostname of the printer.
k.
User-Defined Object (USRDFNOBJ)
To use a PSF configuration object, specify its name and
library here. This object type must be *PSFCFG. For V3R7
and higher, a single PSF configuration object may be
referenced by multiple device descriptions, if required.
Configuring PSF for IPDS on V4R2 and Above
To configure IPDS on the iSeries V4R3, use the following
commands:
•
•
CRTDEVPRT
CRTPSFCFG (Optional)
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Configuring AFP with CRTPSFCFG on V4R3
and Above (Optional)
To configure the iSeries for IPDS printing on V4R3:
1. At the iSeries command line, enter a command in the form:
CRTPSFCFG PSFCFG(AFP/NETPRTP7000) IPDSPASTHR(*YES)
RLSTMR(*SEC15) TEXT(‘PRINTRONIX P7000 NETWORK ATTACHED
PRINTER’) PAGSIZCTL(*YES) ACTRLSTMR(*NORDYF)
2. A completed screen looks like Figure 37.
Create PSF Configuration (CRTPSFCFG)
PSF configuration ....................
Library ................................. >*CURLIB
User resource library list ............ *JOBLIBL
Device resource library list ......... *DFT
+ for more values
IPDS pass through ................... >*NO
Activate release timer................. *NORDYF
Release timer ............................ >*NOMAX
Restart timer............................... *IMMED
APPC and TCP/IP retry count .... 15
Delay between APPC retries...... 90
Acknowledgment frequency ....... 100
Printer response timer
*NOMAX
Generate PDF output
*NONE
Text 'description' ...................... >*BLANK
Additional Parameters
Automatic session recovery:
Enabled ................................
Message option ....................
Blank page .................................
Page size control.....................
Resident fonts ...........................
Resource retention ....................
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*NO
*YES
>*YES
*YES
*YES
Name
Name, *CURLIB
*JOBLIBL, *CURLIB, *NONE
Name, *DFT
*NO, *YES
*NORDYF, *IMMED...
1-1440, *NOMAX, *SEC15...
1-1440, *IMMED
1-99, *NOMAX
0-999
1-32767
5-3600, *NOMAX
*NONE, SPLF, *STMF, *MAIL
*NO, *YES
*INFO, *INQ
*YES, *NO
*NO, *YES
*YES, *NO
*YES, *NO
Configuring AFP with CRTPSFCFG on V4R3 and Above (Optional)
Edge orient ...............................
Use outline fonts.......................
PSF defined option...................
Font substitution messages......
Capture host fonts at printer.....
Font resolution for formatting ...
Font mapping table...................
Library..................................
Cut sheet emulation mode ........
Use DBCS simulation fonts
Replace .....................................
Authority ....................................
*NO
*NO
*NONE
+ for more values
*YES
*NO
*SEARCH
*NONE
*NONE
*NO
*YES
*LIBCRTAUT
*YES, *NO
*YES, *NO
*YES, *NO
*NO, *YES
*SEARCH, 240, 300
Name, *NONE
Name
*NONE, *CHKFIRST, *CHKALL
*YES, *NO
*YES, *NO
Name, *LIBCRTAUT,
*CHANGE...
Figure 37. Example CRTPSFCFG Command (V4R2 and above)
3. The following parameters are recommended: PSF
configuration (PSFCFG)
The name used for this PSF configuration object. The name must
match the user-defined object name (USRDFNOBJ) in the printer
DEVD.
PSF configuration (PSFCFG)
The name used for this PSF configuration object. The name must
match the user-defined object name (USRDFNOBJ) in the printer
DEVD.
IPDS pass through (IPDSPASTHR)
To print SCS files, specify *YES, PSF transforms SCS into IPDS
before printing.
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Release timer (RLSTMR)
Specifies the amount of time to wait before a session or dialog is
released without terminating the writer. The ACTRLSTMR
parameter specifies when this timer is to be activated. Set the
parameter to a value at least equal to the TIMEOUT value on the
printer. Printronix recommends *SEC15.
Page size control (PAGSIZCTL)
Specifies if the page size (forms) is set by PSF. Usually set to
*YES.
Remote Location name or address (RMTLOCNAME)
Enter the IP address or hostname of the printer.
Configuring PSF with CRTDEVPRT on V4R2
and Above
This section describes how to create a printer device description.
1. At the iSeries command line, enter a command in the form:
CRTDEVPRT DEVD(P7000) DEVCLS(*LAN) TYPE(*IPDS) MODEL(0)
LANATTACH(*IP) AFP(*YES) PORT(5001) FONT(11)
FORMFEED(*CONT) RMTLOCNAME(‘128.9.12.134’)
USRDFNOBJ(AFP/NETPRTP7000 *PSFCFG)
TEXT(‘Printronix P7000 NETWORK PRINTER’)
Only use the USRDFNOBJ parameter if it was defined in the
previous procedure.
A completed screen looks like the example shown in Figure 38.
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Create Device Desc (Printer) (CRTDEVPRT)
Device description.........................: >P7000
Device class ...................................: >*LAN
Device type.....................................: >*IPDS
Device model..................................: >0
LAN attachment .............................: >*IP
Advanced function printing ..............
*YES
Port number ...................................: >5001
Online at IPL ....................................: *YES
Font:
Identifier ....................................
>011
Point size....................................
*NONE
Form feed ........................................
*CONT
Separator drawer .............................
*FILE
Separator program...........................
*NONE
Library ........................................
Printer error message ......................
*INQ
Message queue ...............................
*CTLD
Library ........................................
Activation timer ................................
170
Image configuration .........................
*NONE
Maximum pending requests.............
6
Print while converting.......................
*YES
Print request timer ...........................
*NOMAX
Form definition .................................
F1C10110
Library ........................................
*LIBL
Remote location:
Name or address ......................
User-defined options........................
*NONE
+ for more values
User-defined object:
Object ........................................
*NONE
Library .................................
Object type................................
Data transform program...................
*NONE
Library ........................................
User-defined driver program............
*NONE
Library ........................................
Secure connection ...........................
*NO
Validation list ....................................
*NONE
Library ........................................
Name
*LCL, *RMT, *VRT, *SNPT, *LAN
3287, 3812, 4019, 4201...
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 13, 301...
*LEXLINK, *IP, *USRDFN
*NO, *YES
0-65535
*YES, *NO
3, 5, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19...
000.1-999.9, *NONE
*TYPE, *CONT, *CONT2, *CUT...
1-255, *FILE
Name, *NONE
Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
*INQ, *INFO
Name, *CTLD, *SYSOPR, QSYSOPR
Name, LIBL, *CURLIB
1-2550, *NOMAX
*NONE, *IMGA01, *IMGA02...
1-31
*NO, *YES
1-3600, *NOMAX
Name
Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
Character value, *NONE
Name, *NONE
Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
*DTAARA, *DTAQ, *FILE...
Name, *NONE
Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
Name, *NONE
Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
*NO, *YES
Name, *NONE
Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
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Publishing information:
Support duplex...........................
Support color..............................
Pages per minute black .............
Pages per minute color ..............
Location .....................................
Data steams supported ..............
+ for more values
Text ‘description’
Remote network identifier................
Workstation customizing object .......
Library ........................................
Authority ..........................................
*UNKNOWN
*UNKNOWN
*UNKNOWN
*UNKNOWN
*BLANK
*UNKNOWN
*UNKNOWN, *SIMPLEX, *DUPLEX
*UNKNOWN, *NOCOLOR, *COLOR
1-32767, *UNKNOWN
1-32767, *UNKNOWN
*UNKNOWN, *PCL, *PS, *PDF
*BLANK
Additional Parameters
*NETATR
Name, *NETATR, *NONE
*NONE
Name, *NONE
Name, *LIBL, *CURLIB
*ALL
Name, *LIBCRTAUT, *CHANGE...
Figure 38. Example CRTDEVPRT Command (V4R2 and above)
2. Values must be entered for the following parameters:
Device Description (DEVD)
The device description or name.
Device Class (DEVCLS)
Specify *LAN.
Device Type (TYPE)
Specify *IPDS.
Device Model (MODEL)
Specify 0.
LAN attachment (LANATTACH)
Specify *IP.
Port number (PORT)
Specify 5001.
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Font (FONT)
Enter an appropriate value.
Form Feed (FORMFEED)
Specify *CONT.
Activation timer (ACTTMR)
This value specifies the number of seconds that PSF waits for a
printer to respond to an activation request. If only one system is
using the printer, use the default value (170 seconds). If more than
one system is using the printer, specify *NOMAX, which causes
PSF to wait indefinitely for a response to an activation request.
Remote Location (RMTLOCNAME)
Enter the IP address or hostname of the printer.
User-Defined Object (USRDFNOBJ)
To use a PSF configuration object, specify its name and library
here. This object type must be *PSFCFG. For V3R7 and higher, a
single PSF configuration object may be referenced by multiple
device descriptions, if required.
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Verifying the IPDS Configuration on AS/400
To test IPDS printing:
1. If it is not already on, vary on the line description:
VRYCFG CFGTYPE(*LIN)
2. To start TCP/IP, enter STRTCP.
3. Verify that the AS/400 TCP/IP interface is active. Use the
command:
WRKTCPSTS
and then select option 1.
4. Turn the printer on and wait until the printer control panel
displays “ETHERNET ADAPTER IS READY.”
5. To verify the printer is connected to AS/400, ping the printer
from an AS/400 workstation with one of the following
commands:
PING ip_address
or
PING hostname
where ip_address is the Internet address of the remote
system printer (the NIC), and hostname is the hostname you
defined for the printer, if any.
•
If the ping is not successful, refer to “Cannot PING the
Printer” on page 163.
•
If the ping is successful, vary on the printer device
description with the command:
VRYCFG (printer_device) CFGTYPE(*DEV)
STATUS(*ON)
6. To use PSF/400 to send an IPDS file to the printer, enter:
STRPRTWTR DEV (printer_device)
where printer_device is the name of the printer.
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7. If you have problems printing, do the following:
•
Print an Ethernet Test Page. Refer to your User's Manual.
•
Verify that port number 5001 is being used.
8. If you are still unable to print IPDS files, contact technical
support.
Sharing the AS/400 Printer on the Network
To support printer sharing, your printer automatically switches
among all attached ports (serial, twinax/coax, LAN). Basically, the
printer prints jobs for one port until no new jobs appear and the port
“times out.” The printer then switches to the next port and does the
same thing.
To change the default “time out” value for a port, update the
TIMEOUT value for the port on the appropriate menu (Serial
Interface, Ethernet Parameters, Twinax Interface, or Coax
Interface).
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Printer Sharing Parameters
To set up AS/400 for printer sharing, set the following parameters.
Table 4. Printer Sharing
AS/400
Version
Where Set
Parameter
Recommended
Value
Description
V3R2
CRTPSFCFG
CHGPSFCFG
RLSTMR
*NORDYF
Specifies the point at
which the release timer
(RLSTMR) is activated.
Set to *NORDYF. This
means that the release
timer is activated when
there are no spooled
files in the printer’s
output queue with a
status of RDY and the
last page of the last
spooled file processed
has printed. *NORDYF
is used so that all files
with a status of RDY are
printed before releasing
the session (which does
not terminate the
writer).
V3R2
CRTPSFCFG
CHGPSFCFG
ACTRLSTMR
*SEC15
Specifies the amount of
time to wait before a
session or dialog is
released without
terminating the writer.
The ACTRLSTMR
parameter specifies
when this timer is to be
activated. Set the
parameter to a value at
least equal to the
TIMEOUT value on the
printer. The
recommended value is
*SEC15.
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Table 4. Printer Sharing (continued)
AS/400
Version
Where Set
Parameter
Recommended
Value
Description
V3R2
CRTPSFCFG
CHGPSFCFG
ACTTMR
*NOMAX
The value specifies the
number of seconds that
PSF/400 will wait for a
printer to respond to an
activation request. If
only one system will be
using the printer, use
the default value (170
seconds). If more than
one system will be
using the printer, set the
value to *NOMAX,
which causes PSF/400
to wait indefinitely for a
response to an
activation request.
V3R7
V4R1
CRTPSFCFG
CHGPSFCFG
ACTRLSTMR
*NORDYF
Specifies the point at
which the release timer
(RLSTMR) is activated.
Set to *NORDYF. This
means that the release
timer is activated when
there are no spooled
files in the printer’s
output queue with a
status of RDY and the
last page of the last
spooled file processed
has printed. *NORDYF
is used so that all files
with a status of RDY are
printed before releasing
the session (which does
not terminate the
writer).
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Table 4. Printer Sharing (continued)
AS/400
Version
Where Set
Parameter
Recommended
Value
Description
V3R7
V4R1
CRTPSFCFG
CHGPSFCFG
RLSTMR
*SEC15
Specifies the amount of
time to wait before a
session or dialog is
released without
terminating the writer.
The ACTRLSTMR
parameter specifies
when this timer is to be
activated. Set the
parameter to a value at
least equal to the
TIMEOUT value on the
printer. The
recommended value is
*SEC15.
V3R7
V4R1
CRTDEVPRT
CHGDEVPRT
ACTTMR
*NOMAX
The value specifies the
number of seconds that
PSF/400 will wait for a
printer to respond to an
activation request. If
only one system will be
using the printer, use
the default value (170
seconds). If more than
one system will be
using the printer, set the
value to *NOMAX,
which causes PSF/400
to wait indefinitely for a
response to an
activation request.
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Cannot PING the Printer
AS/400 Troubleshooting
Use this section to resolve problems configuring AS/400 on TCP/IP
networks.
Cannot PING the Printer
If you have problems trying to ping the printer:
•
Verify the configuration of AS/400, including the printer and any
intervening devices such as routers and bridges.
•
Verify that the AS/400 line description is varied on and the
printer is turned on and displays a status of ONLINE.
•
Verify that the AS/400 TCP/IP interface is active.
PSF/400 Terminates when Initialized
If PSF/400 terminates when you initialize it for IPDS printing and
issues message PQT3603, check for the following error codes:
•
Code 10 means an incorrect RMTSYS or RMTLOCNAME (V3R2,
V3R7, or V4R1) has been specified for the printer.
•
Code 15 means that PSF/400 timed out waiting for the printer’s
response. Check the value you entered for Activation Timer
when using WRKAFP2, CRTPSFCFG (V3R2), or CRTDEVPRT
(V3R7 or V4R1).
•
Codes 20-39 indicate a general communications failure. Make
sure all of the components in your network are operational,
such as routers. If necessary, call Printronix technical support.
•
Codes 40-59 indicate a logic error between PSF and the printer
control unit. Contact Printronix technical support.
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Spooled Print File Remains in PND Status
Check the output queue with the command:
WRKOUTQ queuename
This typically indicates that PSF/400 is waiting for a response from
the printer. This can be verified by displaying the QSPL subsystem,
WRKACTJOBSBS (QSPL). If the status of the PDJ job for the printer
is SELW, then PSF/400 is waiting for a response from the printer.
Make sure that the printer is in ONLINE mode and that all network
connections (for example, routers) between the AS/400 and the
printer are active.
Spooled Files Disappear without Printing
To resolve this problem:
•
Check that the correct printer queue name and correct IP
address have been used.
•
Ping the IP address. If the ping is successful, disconnect the
network cable from the printer/print server, and ping the
address again. If the ping is still successful, there is another
printer with that IP address on the network.
Data is Being Clipped
To resolve this problem, you may want to set the PSC (Page Size
Control) parameter to *YES in the CRTPSFCFG command (V3R2,
V3R7, or V4R1).
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9
z/OS Configuration,
TN3270E
z/OS Configuration for a TN3270E Printer
The following configuration information shows how a line matrix
printer can be configured on z/OS and Info Print Server to print
TN3270E. Modtabs are provided for both an SCS and DSC printer.
The z/OS level is 1.3.
These basic configurations provided a starting point for users new
to printing in this manner.
NOTE: Since Info Print Server (IPS) treats the TN3270E printer as
a COAX attached printer, additional COAX feature for IPS
is required.
Coax Printer Support FMID
Coax Printer Support consists of the following FMID:
HPRT100
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Program Materials
A program is identified by a program number and a feature number.
The program number for Coax Printer Support is 5697-F51.
Additional information regarding the telnet server and Info Print
Server can be found in the following manuals.
•
For z/OS V1R2 and above, the TCPIP information can be
found in SG24-5227-3, Communications Server for z/OS V1R2
TCP/IP Implementation Guide.
•
•
InfoPrint Server Customization Guide, S544-5744-03.
InfoPrint ServerOperation and Administration, S544-5745-03.
1. Look at the JES definition defining and associating printer,
PRINTER9 with INFOPRINT SERVER.
/* PRT9 AND FSSDEF FOR LINE MATRX 06/27/97 MM
*/
PRINTER9 CLASS=K,SEP,NOMARK,MODE=FSS,FSS=PRINTWAY,
PRMODE=(LINE,PAGE),WS=(W,Q),SETUP=NOHALT,START=NO
/* ASSOCIATE PRINTWAY WITH ITS START UP PROCEADURE
FSS(PRINTWAY) PROC=COURWTR,AUTOSTOP=YES
X
*/
Figure 39. JES Definition Defining PRINTER9
//COURWTR PROC
//* -------------------------------------------------------------*
//IEFPROC EXEC PGM=ANFFIEP,REGION=3M,PARM='INV=AOP1' z/OS4 INV
//STEPLIB DD DSN=IPPW.PW311.SANFLOAD,DISP=SHR
//ANFQUEUE DD DSN=ANDREE.z/OS4.QUEUE,DISP=SHR
//ANFMMSG DD DSN=ANDREE.z/OS4.MSGFILE,DISP=SHR
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSABEND DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSUDUMP DD SYSOUT=*
//
Figure 40. Example Of Proc Used To Start INFOPRINT Server
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VTAM Definitions for SCS and DSE TN3270E
NETSPL1 VBUILD TYPE=APPL
*
* APPL REPRESENTING IPS
*
APIPP101 APPL MODETAB=MODETAB1,DLOGMOD=SCS,AUTH=(ACQ)
LUPRT101 APPL MODETAB=MODETAB1,DLOGMOD=SCS
Figure 41. Example Of The APPLID That Represents A Copy Of IPS
VTAM Definitions for SCS and DSE TN3270E
The following are VTAM definitions for SCS and DSE TN3270E
printers.
NOTE: These definitions are identical to those of COAX attached
printers.
******************************************************************
* JES2 TN3270E VTAM MAJOR NODE
*
******************************************************************
*
* LU1 Printer
RMT2 APPL AUTH=(ACQ),EAS=1,PARSESS=NO,SESSLIM=YES,
MODETAB=MODETAB1,DLOGMOD=SCS
*
* LU3 Printer
RMT3 APPL AUTH=(ACQ),EAS=1,PARSESS=NO,SESSLIM=YES,
MODETAB=MODE4245,DLOGMOD=LU3PRT
X
X
Figure 42. MODTAB Entries
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**********************************************************************
*
*
*
PRINTER WITH SNA CHARACTER SET (LU_1)
@DA22961*
*
*
**********************************************************************
SCS
MODEENT
LOGMODE=SCS,FMPROF=X'03',TSPROF=X'03',PRIPROT=X'B1', *
SECPROT=X'90',COMPROT=X'3080',RUSIZES=X'87C6',
*
PSERVIC=X'01000000E100000000000000',
*
PSNDPAC=X'01',SRCVPAC=X'01'
TITLE 'DSC4K'
**********************************************************************
*
*
*
DSC PRINTER (LU_3)
*
*
*
**********************************************************************
LU3PRT MODEENT LOGMODE=LU3PRT,FMPROF=X'03',TSPROF=X'03',
PRIPROT=X'B1',SECPROT=X'20',COMPROT=X'3080',
X
SSNDPAC=X'00',SRCVPAC=X'00',RUSIZES=X'C7C7',
X
PSNDPAC=X'80',PSERVIC=X'03800000000018502B507F00'
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X
TCPIP Configuration with TN3270E
TCPIP Configuration with TN3270E
The following is the portion of the system’s TCPIP configuration
involved with TN3270E printers.
;
; Define the VTAM parameters required for the Telnet server.
;
BeginVTAM
;
PRTGROUP PGRPLU1
RMT2
ENDPRTGROUP
PRTGROUP PGRPLU3
RMT3
ENDPRTGROUP
IPGROUP TESTPRT
9.99.98.62
ENDIPGROUP
IPGROUP TESTPRT3
9.99.98.67
ENDIPGROUP
PRTMAP PGRPLU1 TESTPRT GENERIC
PRTMAP PGRPLU3 TESTPRT3 GENERIC
; End telnet printer section
EndVTAM
NOTE: Only additions required for the TN3270E printers are
shown.
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Printer Inventory Manager as Defined with
TN3270E
The following screens show areas of the Printer Inventory Manager
involved with the definition of the TN3270E printers.
1. At main panel, select option 4 to look at the FSS definition.
InfoPrint Server: Printer Inventory Manager
Option ===>
Printer Definitions
1 Add
Add a printer definition
2 List
List printer definitions
3 Select
Select printer definitions to list
Other Functions
4 FSS/FSA/Pool
Manage other inventory definitions
5 PrintWay Queue View IP PrintWay transmission queue
6 PrintWay Message View IP PrintWay message log
7 Configure
Change panel configuration
Printer Definition List
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2. Select option 5 from this panel to list the FSSs.
FSA, FSS, and Pool Management
Option ===>
FSA
1 Add
2 List
3 Select
Add an FSA
List FSAs
Select FSAs to list
FSS
4 Add
5 List
6 Select
Add an FSS
List FSSs
Select FSSs to list
Pool of Printer Definitions
7 Add
Add a Pool
8 List
List Pools
9 Select
Select Pools to list
3. From the panel below, browse the PRINTWAY FSS to see how
the TN3270E FSS was defined.
FSS List
Command ===>
Row 1 of 3
Scroll ===> HALF
Actions:
A-Add B-Browse C-Copy D-Delete E-Edit
A FSS Name Type Description
= ======== ====
==============================================================
B PRINTWAY IPPW APPLID for TN3270E Printers APIPP101
PRT10 IPPW Howard's PrintWay FSS
WTRES700 PSF Howard's FSS
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The panel below shows how the FSS (PRINTWAY) is associated
with its VTAM Applid APIPP101.
Browse
Command ==>
IP PrintWay FSS
FSS name. . . PRINTWAY
Description . APPLID for TN3270E Printers APIPP101
(extend)
Old-style translation
Hiperspace blocks . .
TCP/IP job name . . .
Document code page. .
Applid. . . . . . . . APIPP101
National language . . 1 1. English 2. Japanese
Trace mode. . . . . . 1 1. None 2. Internal 3. No printing 4. Full
Trace prompt
Trace table size .
4. Next look at the printer definition for the DSE (LU_3) printer in
the printer inventory.
5. Select option 2 from the Printer Inventory Manager main panel,
to list the printers.
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Command ===>
Scroll ===> HALF
Actions:
A-Add B-Browse C-Copy D-Delete E-Edit X-Chg type
A Printer Name
Type Description Location DEST C FORMS LU Name
= ================= ==== ============ ============ ======== =
======== ========
PRT717
PSF LINE MATRIX IPDS B5 lab PRT717 Y
B VTAM_DSE1
IPPW A TN327E Pri IMPACT LAB
K
VTAM_SCS1
IPPW A TN327E Pri IMPACT LAB
J
VTAM_SCS2
IPPW
L
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6. While browsing VTAM_DSE1, notice that the DSC printer is
defined to IPS as a COAX attached printer.
Browse
Command ==>
IP PrintWay Printer Definition
Printer definition name . VTAM_DSE1
Description . A TN327E Printer using the DSE (LU_3) Datastream.
Location. . . IMPACT LAB
(extend)
Section
Allocation
(extend)
Component name
Custom values
(enter to browse) (enter to browse)
=>
=> *
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Processing
=>
NetSpool options
=>
NetSpool end-of-file =>
IP PrintWay options =>
Protocol
=>
=> *
=>
=>
=> *
=> *
/ Use DEST, CLASS, and FORMS for IP PrintWay printer selection
NetSpool LU name .
LU classes . .
(extend)
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The following panel shows the Allocation section of the setup,
where the printer is associated with Class K jobs.
Browse
Command ==>
Allocation
Printer definition name . VTAM_DSE1
More:
+
Spool allocation values:
CLASS . . . . K
LINECT. . .
DEST. . . . .
PRMODE. . .
JES node. . .
PRTY. . . .
FCB . . . . .
SEGMENT . .
FLASH count .
THRESHLD. .
FLASH name. .
UCS . . . .
FORMS . . . .
WRITER. . .
GROUPID . . .
USERDATA
..
(extend)
BURST . . . . 1. Yes 2. No
HOLD. . . . . 1. Yes 2. No
OUTDISP . . . 1. Purge 2. Leave 3. Keep 4. Hold 5. Write
Values for Separator Pages:
Address
..
(extend)
Building . .
In the IP Printway options, retry time, retry limit, and response
timeout is already for the printer.
NOTE: The values of these settings are account specific. Other
values may best serve your printing environment.
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Browse
Command ==>
IP PrintWay Options
Printer definition name . VTAM_DSE1
More:
+
Retention period:
Successful. . . .
Failure . .
Retry time . . . . . 0000:05:00
Retry limit. . . . . 2
Connection timeout . 30
Response timeout . . 100
Exits:
Begin data set. .
End data set. .
Record. .
Document header . .
(extend)
/ Translate document header
Document trailer . .
(extend)
/ Translate document trailer
Dataset grouping . . 2 1. None 2. Job 3. Concatenate job
Formatting:
Line termination. . . .
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Browse
Command ==>
IP PrintWay Options
Printer definition name . VTAM_DSE1
More: Document header . .
(extend)
/ Translate document header
Document trailer . .
(extend)
/ Translate document trailer
Dataset grouping . . 2 1. None 2. Job 3. Concatenate job
Formatting:
Line termination. . . .
Transparent data char . 35
Carriage control type . 2 1. None 2. Machine 3. ANSI
Delete form feed. . . . 4 1. None 2. Leading 3. Trailing 4. Both
Formatting. . . . . . . 1. None
2. Standard
3. Translate only 4. Use FCB
PostScript header . . . 1. Add
2. Ignore
3. Landscape
4. Always landscape
Omit line termination at EOF
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The following shows where the VTAM parameters were set for the
printer. For the DSE printer we chose RMT3 and the logmode of
LU3PRT.
Browse
Command ==>
VTAM Protocol
Printer definition name . VTAM_DSE1
Printer LU name. . . RMT3
VTAM Processing Options:
Printer logmode. . . LU3PRT
Checkpoint pages . . 5
Send as transparent data
The next panel shows these settings for the SCS printer.
Browse
Command ==>
VTAM Protocol
Printer definition name . VTAM_SCS1
Printer LU name. . . RMT2
VTAM Processing Options:
Printer logmode. . . SCS
Checkpoint pages . . 5
Send as transparent data
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The last thing you need to configure is the printer.
NOTE: A this time, InfoPrint Server and all related LUs should be
active.
Using the printer's web pages go to the configuration screen
Configuration Screens
1. To configure the line matrix printer, fill out and submit the forms
using the following links.
Table 5. Configuration Forms
Configuration
HTML Forms
Network
TCP/IP (including Windows) and Novell network settings
Print Path
Destination, Model, Log Path, and I/O port configuration
Print Model
Shortcut to the print path model configuration forms
Log Path
Shortcut to the print path log path configurations form
TN5250/3270
TN5250/3270 configuration settings
SNMP
SNMP configuration settings
Administration
Names and passwords
System
System operation modes (reboot, factory defaults)
2. Select the TN5250/3270 section from the configuration screen.
NOTE: Changes will only take effect after you reset the line matrix
printer from the System page.
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The following displays:
Mode: TN5250
Host
Click here for TN3270 mode
ok (eg. 204.191.175.114 or
host.domain.com)
Port
Device Description
Message Queue Name
Message Queue Library
Device Type
GENERIC PRINTER
WSCST Name
WSCST Library
Auto Connect
Start Auto Connect
Click here
3. Select TN3270E Mode.
The following displays:
Configuration for Print Path d2prn
Mode: TN3270
Host
host.domain.com)
Port
Resource Name
Auto Connect
Stop Auto Connect
Click here for TN5250 mode
ok (eg. 204.191.175.114 or
23
Click here
NOTE: Changes will only take effect after you reset the line matrix
printer from the System page.
4. Enter the address of your system for the host IP address
The port address is the port configured for your telnet server. It is
usualy port 23.
The Resource name will be the printer name defined in the VTAM
portion of your Telnet server configuration. For this example use
RMT3.
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5. Select auto connect.
6. Go to the system page and reboot for the changes to take
effect.
7. After the printer reboots, enter the command /DTCPIP, T,
CONN from the SDSF console. The following messages show
that the printer is connected.
D TCPIP,,T,CONN
EZZ6064I TELNET CONNECTION DISPLAY 044
EN
TSP
CONN TY IPADDR..PORT
LUNAME APPLID PTR LOGMODE
-------- -- ---------------------- -------- -------- --- -------00000468 9.99.98.62..2000
RMT3 *PRINTER PPE LU3PRT
----- PORT:
23 ACTIVE
PROF: CURR CONNS:
1
-----------------------------------------------------------3 OF 3 RECORDS DISPLAYED
You are now ready to print.
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AS/400 Configuration,
TN5250
Setting Up TN5250 Print Queues on AS/400
Start with V3R7 or later and the most recent PTF level. The AS/400
should have tcpip installed, be fully configured, and functional. To
set up the TN5250 print queues, do the following:
1. Make sure the AS/400 has sufficient resources to add
additional virtual devices.
2. Establish the IP value (not the dns name) of the AS/400.
3. Set the IP, subnet mask, and default router on the NIC adapter.
4. Use a telnet session or web browser session to configure three
items per dest (logical NIC queue) for use as a logical network
connection to the AS/400.
NOTE: The three values (i.e., 192.168.168.34) represent the
AS/400 IP in dotted notation and are the entries for the
AS/400.
The newly created TN5250 device/queue (i.e. pallet form, first
chair is alpha, 10 char. max) assumes the new name
“devicedesc.”
5. Determine whether or not to autoconnect (initiate connection
on power up or through NIC reset) the TN5250 device/queue.
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NOTE: It is not necessary to set up the devd or queue name on the
AS/400 manually or in advance. The configuration and
reset of the NIC adapter automatically sets up the devd or
queue name.
Setting Up a TN5250 Connection/Device via a
Telnet Session
In a telnet session, the command “list TN5250” shows the
configured values. To set up a TN5250 connection/device via a
telnet session, use the commands “store TN5250...” and the
following:
NOTE: The NIC sessions can be configured either by a web
browser or by telnet.
1. Use cmd WRKCTLD *VWS, choice 5, display, enter to list the
number of virtual devices this controller.
2. Use cmd DSPSYSVAL QAUTOVRT. Note the number of autoconfigured virual devices permitted on the system. This number
must be greater than one.
3. Use cmd DSPYSYVAL QCHRID. This is the system language
(code page) available.
4. Use cmd WRKTCPSTS *IFC to deterimine the IP address of
the AS/400. This value is used in setting the NIC TN5250
devices.
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User Supplied Values
User Supplied Values
Host: For this session, use the IP value from (step 4 above).
Device description: This is the name of the virtual device.
Auto connect:
•
•
If true (enabled) then queue and device automatically attach.
If not true (disabled) the command “tn dest dxprn start/stop”
allows individual sessions to start or stop.
NOTE: Leave other values at their default descriptions.
Example of telnet session commands:
store tn dest d8prn host 192.168.168.34
store tn dest d8prn devicedesc palletform
store tn dest d8prn autoconnect
reset
This example creates a device/queue named “palletform” on the
AS/400 host with IP 192.168.168.34. The NIC adapter initiates the
connection each time it is reset or the printer power is cycled.
Using Telnet Commands for TN5250
Command List
The following commands for TN5250 are available via a Telnet
session with the Network Interface Card (NIC).
Store Commands
store tn dest <dxprn> host <IPaddress>
store tn dest <dxprn> port <portnumber>
store tn dest <dxprn> devicedesc <devicename>
store tn dest
<dxprn> msgqname <msgqname> msgqlib <msgqlib>
store tn dest
<dxprn> WSCSTname <WSCSTname> WSCSTlib <WSCSTlib>
store tn dest <dxprn> from default
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store tn dest <dxprn> [-]autoconnect
store tn dest <dxprn> copytimeout <copytimeoutvalue>
See page 197 for store command descriptions.
List Commands
list
list
list
list
tn
tn dxprn - shows detail of a specific tn print queue.
stored tn
default tn
See page 225 for list command descriptions.
TN5250 Auto Connect Command
tn dest <dxprn> start|stop
See page 232 for a detailed description.
Getting Started
Set the following items when first configuring the NIC for use with
an AS/400 running TN5250:
•
The IP address of the AS/400 you are planning to use.
Example: store tn dest d1prn as400 192.75.11.1
•
The device description or queue name you want built on the
AS/400 for the printer. This must be unique to the printer.
Example: store tn dest d1prn devicedesc tnqueue
•
Enable the printer to autmatically connect to the AS/400 when it
is first powered up or automatically reconnect if the original
connection is lost.
Example: store tn dest d1prn autoconnect
In most circumstances, all other settings can be left as default.
The printer should be reset (powered off and on again) for the
settings to take effect.
If you do not wish the printer to connect automatically when
powered up then leave the autoconnect disabled and control
the connection manually with the following command:
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Example: tn dest d1prn start
By using the manual method, time is allowed to properly
prepare the AS/400 after the printer is powered up but before a
connection is established. This method should only be used
during an initial installation until the printer and the AS/400 are
synchronized. The normal method is to have autoconnect
enabled.
The autoconnect feature has a cycle time of approximately one
minute. A little patience may be required when first turning on
the printer before the connection becomes visible on the
AS400.
TN5250 Job Formatting
Forms width, forms length, CPI and LPI are controlled by the
TN5250 data stream unless the front panel TN5250 Host Override
option is enabled. The CPI is controlled through TN5250 via the
font selection in the Change Device Description (CHGDEVPRT)
command.
A completed screen looks like the example shown in Figure 43.
Change Device Desc (Printer) (CHGDEVPRT)
Type choices, then press Enter.
Device description
DEVD
Online at IPL
ONLINE
Font:
FONT
*NO
Identifier
011
Point Size
*NONE
Form Feed
FORMFEED
*CONT
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Separator drawer
SEPDRAWER
*FILE
Separator program
SEPPGM
*NONE
PRTERMSG
*INFO
Library
Printer error message
Library
*LIBL
Host print transform
TRANSFORM
*NO
Manufacturer type and model
MFRTYPMDL
*SAME
Paper source 1
PPRSRC1
*MFRTYPMDL
Paper source 2
PPRSRC2
*MFRTYPMDL
Envelope source
ENVELOPE
*MFRTYPMDL
ASCII code page 899 support
ASCII899
*NO
Image configuration
IMGCFG
*NONE
Character identifier:
CHRID
Graphic character set
*SAME
Code page
User-defined options
USRDFNOPT
*SAME
+ for more values
User-defined object:
USRDTATFM
Object
*NONE
Library
Object type
Data transform program
USRDTATFM
*NONE
USRDRVPGM
*NONE
Library
User-defined driver program
Library
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Text ‘description’
Workstation customizing object
TEXT
‘Device created for
S1045PXM.’
WSCST
*NONE
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Figure 43. Example of CHGDEVPRT Command
Font Identifier (FONT) - Help
Specifies the font identifier used by the 3812, 3816, and 5219 printers (including ASCII
printers emulating the 5219 printer), and the IPDS printers.
The Printer Font Table (Font Parameter) in the CRTDEVPRT command lists the valid
font identifiers, the display values, the characters per inch value implied with each font
style, a description of each font style, and whether the font is supported on a particular
printer.
NOTE: Some fonts may be substituted by the printer. Consult the various printer
reference guides of details.
The possible values are:
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identifier. Specify the 3-, 4-, or 5-digit identifier associated with this printer.
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point-size. Specify a point size ranging from 0.1 through 999.9. If you do not
specify a point size, the system will set one.
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*SAME. This value does not change.
The print quality/typeface setting in TN5250 mode is NOT set by
the TN5250 data stream. It is only set through the front panel. This
is true regardless of the front panel TN5250 Host Override setting.
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Monitoring Printers
Implementing Printer Management
Printer management includes the following tasks:
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Monitoring the status of network printers
Responding to alarms
Gathering statistics on printer operations
The three elements of network printer monitoring and management
are:
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Agent/manager model
The management information database (MIB)
SNMP, the protocol used to get management information
Agent/Manager Model
The elements of a monitoring system, MIB and SNMP, are
implemented in an agent/manager model:
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The MANAGER is a console, workstation, or server on working
hubs or routers which has a global knowledge of NICs and
printers.
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AGENTS are utilities that reside on devices, such as a NIC,
that respond through SNMP to management requests for
information. The information is stored in an MIB.
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MIB
An MIB contains information a device makes available through
SNMP. The MIB is a management information base that describes
information about actual objects to be managed and controlled.
Standards Of Network Printer MIBs
The Printer MIB is based on the following standards:
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System and Interfaces Group MIB (RFC 1213 of March 1991)
Host Resource MIB (RFC 1514 of September 1993)
Printer MIB (RFC 1759 of March 1995)
NIC contains the Standard Printer MIB per RFC 1759, available
from www.ietf.org.
Information Provided By The MIB
The printer MIB contains the following types of information about
network printers:
Descriptions. Printer configuration, location, and contact.
Status. Current operating status of printers.
Alerts. Reportable events from printers.
General Information About MIBs
For further information on SNMP and MIB, refer to the following:
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RFC 1155 — Structure and Identification of Management
Information for TCP/IP-based Internets (SMI)
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RFC 1156 — Management Information Base for Management
of TCP/IP Internets (MIB)
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RFC 1157 — A Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
The Simple Book: An Introduction to Management of
TCP/IP-based Internets
SNMP
Getting the Latest MIB Information
The latest copy of these and other RFCs can be obtained from the
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) at http://www.ielf.org.
SNMP
SNMP is the protocol used to communicate between manager and
agent. Managers request information, usually through automated
polling at specified intervals, and agents respond. Though used
primarily on TCP/IP networks, SNMP can be implemented on other
protocols, for example, IPX.
SNMP is a standard by which a network manager can get statistics
and configuration information from the NICs and other devices on
the network. This is done through a Network Management Station
(NMS) such as NetView®. Currently only SNMP version 1 protocol
is supported.
Monitoring Tools
Many tools can be used to monitor printers with SNMP agents. One
of these tools is NetView. There are also other MIB browsers which
are not described here.
Monitoring with AIX NetView/6000
The AIX NetView/6000 program can manage any IP-addressable
device with an SNMP agent.
NetView/6000 can be used to set a network topology, monitor a
network, diagnose problems, and measure network performance.
Through its MIB Browser, information about the resources affecting
an event (such as an alarm) can be obtained.
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PrintNet Enterprise Suite
PrintNet Enterprise Suite (PNE) is a versatile remote management
software utility. It allows you to organize all of the printers in your
office remotely in a single database, download software and printer
settings from a host computer with a single mouse click, and use a
virtual operator's panel to configure printers in the same room or on
the other side of the world. Refer to the PrintNet Enterprise Suite
User’s Manual or www.Printronix.com for more details on this tool.
Setting the SNMP Community Name
The default SNMP read-only community name is “public” and
cannot be changed.
Change the SNMP R/W community name with the command:
set user passwd snmp com_name
save
where com_name is the new SNMP R/W community name.
The default is no R/W community name.
NOTE: Changing SNMP community names or access rights may
hinder or disable applications that are monitoring your
printers.
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Commands
Command Shell Overview
The NIC comes with an in-depth command shell called npsh. It
allows you to manipulate objects like destinations, I/O ports, and
models and provides monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities.
npsh Access Methods
There are many ways this command shell can be accessed:
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built in HTML forms
a Telnet session from a TCP/IP host to the NIC
a single remote shell command (e.g., rsh, rcmd, remsh) from
a TCP/IP host
a PTX_SETUP command file containing one or more npsh
commands sent through a printer data port (serial, parallel,
etc.)
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Main npsh Command Prefixes
All configurable commands either start with store or set, and
view commands start with list.
NOTE: If the store prefix is used, the NIC must be repowered to
make the changes take effect. Since store affects flash
memory settings only, the print server must reset and read
the new settings now in flash memory.
NOTE: If the set prefix is used, a save command must be
executed as well so that the new settings are retained after
power cycles. Since set only affects the settings in
memory, they will be lost after a power cycle unless they
are saved to flash memory.
Getting Command Help
The NIC command shell provides several online help tools,
including:
“?” Command
Typing “?” when logged in to the command shell will produce a full
list of all available commands.
Command Prefixes
Typing in the first portion of a command will produce an error
message showing the correct syntax. For example, typing in store
tcpip will produce a list of all commands that start with this prefix.
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Complete Command List
This section outlines the entire NIC command set including the
command syntax, a description, and in most cases, an example for
each command listed.
NOTE: If you see the word ifnum in any npsh commands, you
should substitute a 1 or 2 unless told otherwise. The 1
represents the one network interface (e.g., Ethernet)
supported. The 2 represents the wireless network interface
if it exists in the system.
Store Commands
These commands change the settings stored in flash memory and
do not affect the current or working settings in memory. A power
cycle is needed before the stored settings become current.
store ftpc addr <IPADDRESS>
Example: store ftpc addr 192.169.10.1
Set the ftp server IP address. This IP address is used for the
printer ftp client to connect during printer power up if ftpc is
enabled.
store ftpc user <USER-NAME>
Set the ftp server user name. This user name is used for the
printer ftp client when logging in to the ftp server when ftpc is
enabled.
store ftpc passwd <PASSWORD>
Set the ftp server password. This user name is used for the
printer ftp client when logging in to the ftp server when ftpc is
enabled.
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store ftpc file <FTP SERVER SUBPATH><FILENAME>
<FTP SERVER SUBPATH> is the directory under ftp server
where the file is stored. <FILENAME> is the name of the file (in
8.3 format) that is stored at the ftp server. When the ftpc is
enabled and the printer is powering on, the printer logs into the
ftp server of the specified IP address with the login ID and
password provided. Navigate to the directory and retrieve the
file given in this command. If the directory is not provided, the
printer will retrieve the file from the root directory.
To reset ftpc process, use ‘load ptrfw all’ command. The printer
will clear its internal ftp client records and reboot itself at the
time the command is received.
store ifc ifnum utp [-]li [-]rx
Example: store ifc 1 utp li
Modify the physical UTP interface properties where li enables
link integrity and rx enables the increased receive threshold.
store ifc from default
Set all UTP settings back to factory defaults.
store ifc from current
Store all current UTP settings to flash memory so they are
retained after a power cycle. This ensures all current settings
match what is stored in flash memory.
store ifc default <IFNUM>|<0> (0 for no default)
Store the specified interface as the default interface. The other
interface is no longer active after power cycle. The 0 allows for
both interfaces to be active.
store ifc <IFNUM> mode auto|10half|10full|100half|
100full
Store the specified interface mode as automatic, 10mbps half
duplex, 10mbps full duplex, 100mbps half duplex, 100mbps full
duplex. See page 21.
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Define the wireless authentication scheme:
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan auth <AUTH-METHOD>
(eg. open, shared)
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless interface.
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“Open” system authentication allows all devices that have the
authentication algorithm number for open system to
authenticate.
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“Shared” key authentication involves a four step process using
secure or encrypted text by means of WEP.
Define a wireless auth-user-name to be used in the EAP operation:
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan user <AUTH-USER-NAME>
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless interface.
This auth-user-name needs to match the user name entered in
the EAP Access Point.
Define a wireless auth-password to be used in the EAP operation:
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan pass <AUTH-PASSWORD>
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless interface.
This auth-password needs to match the password entered in
the EAP Access Point.
Set the wireless network name (SSID):
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan ssid <NETWORK-NAME>
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless interface.
<network-name> is a 1 to 32 ASCII character string.
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan mode adhoc|pseudo|managed
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless device.
"pseudo" or "managed". "pseudo" stands for pseudo IBSS
(Proprietary adhoc).
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Set the wireless transfer rate (speed):
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan speed auto|<1 2 5 11 6 9 12 18
24 36 48 54>
<ifnum> is the interface number for the WLAN device.
<speed-flags> are the speeds being selected. They are
entered as a list of integers, separated by 'space' characters.
The following rates are supported: 1Mbps, 2Mbps, 5Mbps,
11Mbps, 9Mbps, 12Mbps, 18Mbps, 24Mbps, 36Mbps, 48Mbps,
and 54Mbps. Using the word "auto" instead of any number will
set the card to use automatic negotiation.
Set the wireless channel number:
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan channel default <1-15>
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless device.
<channel-num> selects the RF channel number (1 to 15) used
in ad-hoc mode. The word "default" will inform the device
driver to use the card's factory set default channel.
Set wireless antenna type:
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan antenna diverse|primary|aux
<ANTENNA-TYPE>
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless device.
<antenna-type> is the type of antenna to be used: "primary",
"aux" (auxiliary or external) and "diverse". "diverse" allows the
WLAN card to decide on the optimal antenna during operation.
Set the wireless preamble length:
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan preamble default|long|short
<LEN-TYPE>
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless device.
<len-type> is the type of preamble length required. It can be
"long", "short", or "default". "default" allows the card to use its
own factory-default.
NOTE: This command is not available in Motorola LA-5127.
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Set the wireless power management mode:
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan pmm on|off
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless device.
The string "off" disables power-save mode. "on" enables
power-save mode with a default sleep-time of 100ms.
Set wireless transmit power:
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan txpwr <0-100>
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless device.
<0-100> the power level as a percentage of full power .
Set options:
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan opts [[-]intnl]
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless device.
An option is enabled by including it in the list and disabled by
preceding it with a '-' character in the list. Supported option is
"intnl", for international mode and “openauth” for open
authentication.
Set the default key for wireless encryption:
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan defkey disable|<1-4>
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless device.
<1-4> is the number identifying one of the four keys (1-4). A
value of zero or the word "disable" disables encryption.
Set the key to a given value:
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan key <KEY-NUM> <HEX-KEY>|
<$<STRING-KEY>[<LENGTH>]>
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless interface.
<key-num> is the number identifying one of the four keys (1-4).
<hex-key> is the encryption key value for <key-num>.
The value must consist of 5 or 13 double- or quad-digit HEX
numbers, separated by colon (':') or dash ('-') characters for
readability (e.g. D1C2-B3A4-9586-7768-594A-3B2C-1D).
Alpha characters are NOT case sensitive. All zero disables
encryption for <key-num>. If '$' is the first character the
remainder of the argument is treated as a literal string with all
alpha-numeric characters allowed except spaces). Key length
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is inferred from the length of key-value so leading zeroes of
longer keys must be entered (not blank).
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan profile <WIFI-PROFILE>
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless interface.
<WIFI-PROFILE> is a value in the range of 0 to 6, where:
0 = 802.11 b only
1 = mixed 802.11g,b
2 = mixed 802.11b,g without 5.5, 11 Mbps
3 = 802.11g only
4 = test 802.11g only
5 = 802.11b only without 5.5, 11 Mbps
6 = mixed 802.11b,g with 5.5, 11 Mbps
The default profile value is 1.
Selects the 802.11 g wireless (Wi-Fi) mode in which to operate.
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan wpa disable|personal|enterprise
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless interface.
Selects the WPA wireless security mode. The options are
Disable (default), personal, and enterprise. Select personal
mode for WPA/WPA2 authentication methods. Select
enterprise mode for EAP authentication.
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan eap none|leap|peap|ttls
<IFNUM> is the interface number for the wireless interface.
Selects the EAP authentication method. Select leap for Cisco
LEAP authentication. The ttls option is reserved for future use.
Select peap to use PEAP authentication.
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan cipher disable|tkip|aes|tkip+aes
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless interface.
Selects the WPA wireless security cipher setting. Disable,
TKIP, AES, and TKIP+AES are the available settings. TKIP is
the default setting when WPA is enabled.
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store ifc <IFNUM> wlan passphrase <WPA PRE-SHARED KEY>
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless interface.
<WPA Pre-Shared Key> is the passphrase used to
communicate with an access point. The passphrase entered
must be between 8 and 63 ASCII characters long.
store ifc <IFNUM> wlan country <COUNTRY-CODE>
<ifnum> is the interface number for the wireless interface.
<COUNTRY-CODE> can be one of the following 2 or 3
character strings:
US or USI (for USA, USA Indoor operation, respectively),
GB or GBI (for Great Britain, Great Britain Indoor operation),
NL or NLI (for Netherlands, Netherlands Indoor),
FR or FRI (for France, France Indoor),
DE or DEI (for Germany, Germany Indoor),
IT or ITI (for Italy, Italy Indoor)
The default country code is US.
This command is used to select the country and corresponding
valid channel settings with which the 802.11g wireless NIC can
use to communicate with an access point.
store pping opts [-]enable
Example: store pping opts enable
Store the state of periodic ping flag. If the periodic ping flag is
enabled the NIC periodic ping client will attempt to ping its
default gateway on its active NIC interfaces.
Default: disabled
store pping packet <NUMBER OF PACKETS>
Example: store pping packet 1
Store the value of the packet. It is the number of ICMP Echo
Request packets that will be sent by the periodic ping client on
each period.
Default: 1
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store pping period <MINUTES>
Example: store pping period 5
Store the value of the period. <minutes> is the amount of time
from 1 to 5 minutes defines the periodic ping sequence will be
repeated.
Default: 5
store pping from default
Example: store pping from default
Store all the periodic ping default settings to flash memory so
that they are retained after power up.
store pserver name
Example: store pserver name NIC1234
Command to change the print server name.
store pserver opts [[-]jobsecurity]
[jobtimeout <SECONDS>] [jobcontrol[off|standard|
enhanced|fast]] [multcp[enable|disable|disablewithRST]]
Example: store pserver opts jobcontrol [fast]
jobcontrol is used to have different levels of secure printing.
This is available as a performance enhancement for LPR, TCP
socket printing etc. When jobcontrol is set to enhanced all jobs
will be supported with job flow control.
NOTE: When jobcontrol is disabled, dynamic config loading on a
model change is also disabled.
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off. no job control; no SOJ/EOJ commands. The printer prints
faster in off mode.
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standard. (the default) traditional job control with immediate
acknowledgements of SOJ/EOJ commands.
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enhanced. job control with EOJ acknowledgements held off by
the printer until job is fully printed. The printer prints slower in
enhanced mode.
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fast. The EOJ (End of Job) packet is acknowledged
immediately. Use this selection if the job is timed out due to a
delay in the acknowledgement of the EOJ packet because of
the amount of data printing.
Store Commands
To monitor the printer, use the telnet command “lpstat.” The normal
status reported on the first line of the lpstat response is the status of
the queue (LPQ) within the NIC. The status reported does not
reflect the state of the print job once it has been sent from the NIC
to the printer.
The new line at the bottom of the lpstate response labeled “printer
job:” can report one of two status values:
a. In Progress. A job in the printer is not yet finished.
b. Done. There are no jobs in the printer. All previous jobs are
finished.
Example: store pserver opts jobsecurity jobtimeout 5
If jobsecurity is disabled, any user can cancel queued jobs
on the NIC including guest users. If jobtimeout is set to
some value other than 0, the NIC will only wait this amount of
seconds when getting printer feedback. This is only used if
you have a logpath port and type set on a particular destination.
The multcp option determines how many concurrent socket
connections are allowed.
Example: store pserver opts multcp disable
When multcp is disabled, only a single socket connection is
allowed at a time. The default is multcp enabled.
Example: store pserver opts multcp disablewithRST
With this option, only a single socket connection is allowed at a
time. Other socket connection requests are refused with a RST
packet.
Example: store pserver opts multcp enable
With this option, multiple concurrent socket connections are
allowed.
store pserver tcpsocket <TCP-PORT> port <NEW-TCP-PORT>
Example: store pserver tcpsocket 4000 port 5000
Change a pre-defined TCP port number (<tcp-port>) on the
NIC to a new TCP port number (<new-tcp-port>). The default
number is 9100 for prn.
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store pserver tcpsocket <TCP-PORT> dest <DEST>
Example: store pserver tcpsocket 5000 dest d1prn
Assign a pre-defined TCP port number (<tcp-port>) to a
particular destination (<dest>) on the NIC. Therefore, if you are
using a print method that sends jobs directly to a TCP port
number, you still have the option to process the job data
through this destination setting.
store pserver tcpsocket add <TCP-PORT> dest <DEST>
Example: store pserver tcpsocket add 9101 dest d2prn
Maps the port number to a destination.
store pserver tcpsocket del <TCP-PORT> dest <DEST>
Example: store pserver tcpsocket del 9101 dest d2prn
Deletes a mapped port number destination already defined by
listed commands.
store pserver smb workgrp <WORKGROUP>
Example: store pserver smb workgrp eng
Define a different Windows workgroup as defined by
<workgroup> for the NIC to be visible within (should be 14
characters or less). By default, the print server only comes up
within the group called “WORKGROUP.”
store pserver lpd [-]dest1default
Example: store pserver lpd dest1default
If dest1default is disabled and upon verification, the printer
name supplied by the LPR protocol and the destination name
do not match, then an error message is returned and the
service is refused. If dest1default is enabled and upon
verification, the printer name supplied by the LPR protocol and
the destination name do not match, then the job is
automatically routed to the first destination and the service is
accepted.
Default: enabled
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store pserver ftp [-]dest
Example: store pserver ftp dest
This command is to set the default directory when ftp is
launched. Example commands as follows:
set dest d1prn name pr1
store pserver ftp dest
save
The first command changes <dest> d1prn to pr1. The second
command tells ftp to start at directory dest. To send the print
job, ftp to the printer and enter 'put printjob pr1'.
store pserver from default
Set all general print server settings back to factory defaults.
store pserver from current
Store all current general print server settings to flash memory
so they are retained after a power cycle. This ensures all
current settings match what is stored in flash memory.
store ptrmgmt pne <PNE PORT NUMBER>
Change the port number to communicate with Printnet
Enterprise.
Default: 9001
store ptrmgmt status <STATUS PORT NUMBER>
Example: store ptrmgmt status 1025
Receives printer status, print job status, and/or emulation
verification data. The data sent through this port is defined by
the printer code.
Default: 9002
store ptrmgmt mgmt <MGMT PORT NUMBER>
Used in PXML operation.
Default: 9007
store tcpip <IFNUM> addr <ADDRESS>
Example: store tcpip 1 addr 192.75.11.9
Store the IP address for the NIC.
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store tcpip <IFNUM> mask <MASK>
Example: store tcpip 1 mask 255.255.255.0
Store the subnet mask for the NIC.
store tcpip <IFNUM> opts [[-]rarp] [[-]bootp] [[-]dhcp]
[[-]persistdhcp] [[-]dns]
Example: store tcpip 1 opts -rarp -bootp -dhcp
Enable or disable the automatic RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, DNS,
or persistent DHCP requests for IP addresses upon bootup. If
you are storing the NIC TCP/IP network settings within the
device, you will not need to rely on RARP, BOOTP, DHCP, or
DNS for new settings.
store tcpip IFNUM frametype [[-]ethernet2]
[[-]802.2snap]
Example: store tcpip 1 frametype ethernet2 802.2snap
Control which frame type(s) is supported with the TCP/IP
protocol. By default, both Ethernet 2 and 802.2snap are
enabled, but normal TCP/IP communications rely on
Ethernet 2.
store tcpip route add default[1|2] <ROUTER> <IFNUM>
[<METRIC>]
Example: store tcpip route add default1 192.75.11.1 1
Store a default router/gateway defined by router IP Address
(<router> <ifnum>) so the NIC knows where to direct packets
destined for another subnet. It is easier to store one default
entry rather than an entry per remote host or network as in the
previous command.
store tcpip del default [1|2]
Example: store tcpip route del default1 192.75.11.1 1
Delete a default router/gateway defined by router IP Address
(<router> <ifnum>) so the NIC knows where to direct packets
destined for another subnet.
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store tcpip route add [host|net] <NETWORK> [/mask>]
<ROUTER> <IFNUM> [<METRIC>]
Example: store tcpip route add net 192.75.12.0 1
Add a static route to a particular TCP/IP host or subnet
specified by <network> so the NIC knows how to communicate
with it. Normally one entry for a default router/gateway is all that
is needed for communications between different subnets.
Please see the next command for details.
store tcpip route del [host|net] <NETWORK>
Example: store tcpip route add net 192.75.12.0 1
Delete a static route to a particular TCP/IP host or subnet
specified by <network> so the NIC knows how to communicate
with it. Normally one entry for a default router/gateway is all that
is needed for communications between different subnets.
Please see the next command for details.
store tcpip tcp rxwin <PACKETS>
Example: store tcpip tcp rxwin 2
Determine the receive window size for the NIC. Usually the
packets value ranges from 2 to 8, with the lower number
allowing for more simultaneous TCP connections with the print
server.
store tcpip tcp opts [-]keepalive [-]zeroIPArp
[-]keepalivedata
Example: store tcpip tcp opts keepalive
Control whether the NIC maintains a connection with a host
when data cannot be accepted into its buffer. Normally the
keepalive feature is enabled so when the printer cannot
accept data, the print job connection is maintained and
continued once the situation clears. The keepalivedata option
controls whether the keepalive packet contains a data byte for
hosts that require it. If zeroIPArp is disabled then a NIC with an
IP address of 0.0.0.0 will not allow IP access until the IP
address is configured. If zeroIPArp is enabled on a NIC with an
IP address of 0.0.0.0 then any attempted access with a valid IP
address is assumed for this NIC and an Arp lookup is
performed.
Default: enabled
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store tcpip tcp access [root] add|del <NETWORK>
[<NETMASK>]
Example: store tcpip tcp access add 192.75.11.25
Add or remove an entry from the NIC TCP access list defined
by <network>. If the list has an entry, only this host can print to
and remotely interact with the print server.
store tcpip from default|current
Example: store tcpip from default
Set all TCP/IP network settings back to factory defaults.
Example: store tcpip from current
Store all current TCP/IP network settings to flash memory so
they are retained after a power cycle. This ensures all current
settings match what is stored in flash memory.
store tn dest <DXPRN> mode 5250|3270
Example: store tn dest d1prn mode 3270
Store the TN protocol mode.
Default: 5250
store tn dest <DXPRN> host <IPADDRESS>
Example: store tn dest d1prn host 192.75.11.1
Store the IP address of the TN5250/3270 host
Default: Unconfigured (empty) IP address
store tn dest <DXPRN> port <PORTNUM>
Example: store tn dest d1prn port 27
Store the UDP port number of the TN server.
Default: 23
store tn dest <DXPRN> devicedesc <DEVNAME>
Example: store tn dest d1prn devicedesc MOCHA3812
Store the name of the printer device. The description entered
will be the name of the printer device created on the AS/400
host for the current session.
Default: Unconfigured (empty) description.
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store tn dest <DXPRN> connect <RESOURCENAME>
Example: store tn dest d1prn connect MYRESNM
Store the resource name for the host session. The resource
name must be the same as the name of the printer device
created on the host for the session.
Default: Unconfigured (empty) resource name
store tn dest <DXPRN> msgqname <MSGQNAME>
Example: store tn dest d1prn msqqname QSYSOPR
Store the queue name to which system messages will be
logged.
Default: QSYSOPR
store tn dest <DXPRN> msgqlib <MSGQLIB>
Example: store tn dest d1prn msgqlib *LIBL
Store the queue library to which system messages will be
logged.
Default: *LIBL
store tn dest <DXPRN> WSCSTname <WSCSTname>
Example: store tn dest d1prn WSCSTname *NONE
Store the queue name to which system messages will be
logged.
Default: *NONE
store tn dest <DXPRN> WSCSTlib <WSCSTlib>
Example: store tn dest d1prn WSCSTlib *LIBL
Store the queue library to which system messages will be
logged.
Default: *LIBL
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store tn dest <DXPRN> [-]autoconnect
Example: store tn dest d1prn autoconnect
Store the state of the autoconnect flag. If the autoconnect flag
is enabled the NIC tn client will attempt a connection and
binding with the specified tn host automatically on power-up.
This connection sequence will be repeated every 60 seconds
until successful or the autoconnect flag is disabled.
See “tn dest <dxprn> start | stop” command.
Default: disabled
store tn dest <DXPRN> copytimeout
Example: store tn dest d1prn copytimeout 1000
Store the value of the copytimeout. When consecutive
TN5250/3270 jobs are sent to the NIC, they are treated
differently depending how soon they arrive. In an attempt to
provide a perception of collation when multiple copies are sent
from one host, if the time between jobs is less than the
copytimeout value then they are treated as copies and the job
is given precedence over other host documents. This keeps
documents, which are sent in rapid succession together as if
they were copies of the same document. A higher value
improves the likelihood of collation but impacts performance.
Default: 500
store tn from default|current
Example: store tn from default
Store all tn default settings or current settings to flash memory
so that they are retained after power up.
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Set Commands
These settings alter the current or working settings in memory only.
Therefore, they will be lost if the NIC is power cycled. To ensure
this does not happen, issue a save command so the current
settings get written to flash memory.
set dest <DEST> name <NEW_NAME>
Example: set dest d1prn name laser
Change the current name of the <dest> to a new name as
indicated by <new_name>. These names are case sensitive.
set dest <DEST> backchannel [prn]
Example: set dest d1prn backchannel prn
Establish a return path for printer feedback for a given
destination (<dest>). The NIC I/O port is bi-directional,
however, you will most likely use the same I/O port to which the
destination is currently sending jobs.
set dest <DEST> alternate [<ALT_DEST>]
Example: set dest d1prn alternate d4prn
Sets an alternate destination for a queue other than itself.
set dest <DEST> model <MODEL>
Example: set dest d1prn model m4
Associate a model with a destination. Jobs sent to the named
destination (<dest>) are processed according to the options
defined in the named model.
set dest <DEST> logpath <LOGPATH>
Example: set dest d1prn logpath l4
Associate a logpath with a destination. Jobs sent to the named
destination (<dest>) are logged according to the settings
defined in the named logpath.
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set dest <DEST> service [[-]socket][[-]lpd]
[[-]lpsched] [[-]netbios] [[-]ftpd] [[-]tn]
Example: set dest d1prn service -netbios
Set the destination (<dest>) to handle only certain print
services. To add a service, specify the service name. To
disable a service, use “-” before the name. The available
services are described in the following table.
Services
socket
Direct socket printing via TCP/IP.
lpd
LPR printing with TCP/IP, including LPR clients
on any platform.
lpsched
LP or System V printing with TCP/IP.
netbios
Windows 95 and Windows for Workgroups
printing.
ftpd
Printing using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
via TCP/IP.
tn
Printing using the TN5250/3270 session.
set dest from default
Set all destination settings back to factory defaults.
set dest from stored
Set all current destination settings to the values stored in flash
memory.
set ifc one down
Example: set ifc <IFNUM> up|down
Set state of the specified network physical interface up or
down. <ifnum> is the interface number for the NIC device.
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set logpath <LOGPATH> name <NEW_NAME>
Example: set logpath l1 name pagecount
Change the current name of the logpath (<logpath>) to a new
name as indicated by <new_name>. These names are case
sensitive.
set logpath <LOGPATH> type [[-]job] [[-]user]
[[-]cksum] [[-]printer] [[-]ioport]
Example: set logpath l2 type job user printer
Establish the type of printer and print job logging to be done
within this <logpath>. The options are:
job
Job ID, username, etc.
user
User ID along with three messages per job
about start and finish.
cksum
16-bit checksum value to confirm integrity of
data printed.
printer
For special printer feedback.
ioport
Printer error messages determined through
the parallel port pins.
set logpath <LOGPATH> port <TCP-port>|email|syslog
Example: set logpath l3 port 2000
Determine where the log information should be sent for a print
job or attached printer. The choices are:
TCP-port
TCP port number ranging from 1024 to
65000.
email
Particular user's email address. This address
is set using the set sysinfo email
emailname@IPaddress or
emailname@domain.com command.
syslog
A central TCP/IP host running the SYSLOG
daemon. This host is set using the set
sysinfo syslog IPaddress command.
set logpath from default
Set all logpath settings back to factory defaults.
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set logpath from stored
Set all current logpath settings to the values stored in flash
memory.
set lpd [-]bytecount
Example: set lpd -bytecount
Set the job control on the file size of a Line Printer Daemon
(LPD). If bytecount is enabled, the printer does not allow the
LPD client to send a job with an unconventional file size.
Usually the unrecognized numeric operand in the LPD Receive
Data File command attributes to this behavior. The print job
stream is canceled and its TCP connection is closed.
Default: Disabled.
set lpd [-]offlinedata
The offlinedata flag helps minimize host disconnects when the
printer goes offline for an extended time. Enable this option if
you experience host disconnects when the printer goes offline.
set model <MODEL> name <NEW_NAME>
Example: set model m1 name landscape
Change the current name of the model (<model>) to a new
name as indicated by <new_name>. These names are case
sensitive.
set model <MODEL> type raw
Example: set model m2 type raw
Set the model type to raw so that it does not process the data
passing through it in any way.
set model <MODEL> banner [text][after]
Example: set model m2 banner text
Determine whether a banner page should be added for print
jobs passing through the <model> mapped destination/queue.
By default, banner pages are added to the front of the job.
If after is set, the banner page will come at the end.
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set model <MODEL> stty [[-]onlcr] [[-]descramble]
[xtab <1-16>|none]
Example: set model m3 stty onlcr
Control extra job processing done by the <model>. The
processing options are:
onlcr
Carriage return insertion for Unix text jobs.
Adds carriage returns to text jobs with solitary
linefeeds. This will prevent stair-stepped
output or output running off the right side of
the page.
descramble
Automatic descrambling of print jobs passing
through which have been scrambled using
Printronix proprietary Unix scramble utility,
npscramble.
xtab
Tab expansion from 1 to 16 spaces.
set model <MODEL> header [<STRING>]
Example: set model m1 header 0x20
Set a header string to be sent to the printer at the start of any
print jobs passing through this <model>. The headerstring
(<string>) can consist of up to nine elements. An example
element is a hexadecimal code (e.g., 0x04) or a pre-defined
variable on the print server (e.g., $FF for a formfeed). Use
list var to see all available variables. To erase the header,
send the command with no headerstring value; for example ‘set
model m1 header’.
set model <MODEL> trailer [<STRING>]
Example: set model m7 trailer $FF
Set a trailer string to be sent to the printer at the end of any
print jobs passing through this <model> . The trailerstring
(<string>) can consist of up to nine elements. An example
element is a hexadecimal code (e.g., 0x04) or a pre-defined
variable on the print server (e.g., $FF for a formfeed). Use
list var to see all available variables. To erase the trailer,
send the command with no trailerstring value; for example ‘set
model m1 trailer’.
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set model <MODEL> config [config_num]
Set a printer configuration number config_num to be loaded
prior to printing a job on the specified model. If the command is
sent with config_num set to 0, the factory configuration is
loaded before the job prints. If config_num is in the range 1
through 8, the corresponding configuration number is loaded
before the job prints. To return to the default state where no
configuration is loaded, send the command with no config_num
value; for example ‘set model m1 config’. When no new
configuration is loaded, the current configuration settings will
be in effect for any jobs sent to model <model>. To see which
configuration, if any, will be loaded at the start of a job, use the
command ‘list model’ or ‘list model <model>’.
set model from default
Set all model settings back to factory defaults.
set model from stored
Set all current model settings to the values stored in flash
memory.
set prn
Reserved command; does nothing.
set snmp
To add a user named snmp with root privileges, follow the steps
below:
1. Login to the Ethernet as a root user.
2. Add a user named snmp:
set user add snmp
3. Set the user type to root:
set user type snmp root
4. Set the password for the snmp user:
set user passwd snmp snmppassword
5. Save the changes:
save
The user snmp is now created and snmppassword is the only
community string which will allow write access.
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set snmp community <name>
This command disables SNMP community default names.
SNMP has a list of default community names. It creates
internet vulnerability that someone can get to the printer using
the default names. When the user sets its own community
name, the default names will not be active.
The private community name can be cleared by the following
commands:
‘set snmp community’
‘set user from default’
set snmp manager <INDEX> <IPADDRESS> <TRAP-COMMUNITY>
The NIC continuously generates traps. To set the NIC to send
traps to a particular SNMP manager, use this command to add
an SNMP manager to the trap table.
<index> is the index number of the trap table. <ipaddress is the
IP address of the SNMP manager receiving traps. <trapcommunity> is the community string sent along with the trap
information.
set snmp trapport <INDEX> <UDP_PORT>
Set the UDP port number in the SNMP trap manager table.
This value should correspond to the port number monitored by
the SNMP manager application running on the host at the IP
address specified in the ‘set snmp manager’ command.
<index> is the index number of the SNMP trap manager table.
<udp_port> is the desired UDP port number. Acceptable
values are 162, and 49152 through 65535.
set snmp trap <INDEX> [-]active
Enable or disable an SNMP trap manager table entry.
The index is the index number of the SNMP trap manager
table. “active” enables the table entry, “-active” disables the
entry.
set snmp emailaddr <INDEX> <EMAILADDRESS>
The NIC can also send SNMP alert messages to a desired
e-mail address. To specify an e-mail address to send alert
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messages to, use this command to add the e-mail address to
the SNMP alert table.
<index> is the index number of the SNMP trap manager table.
The emailaddress is the desired e-mail address of the form
user@domain.com.
set snmp emailformat <INDEX> [-]short
Enable or disable the short e-mail message format for an
SNMP alert table entry. When enabled, the short e-mail format
can be used when messages will be viewed on devices having
a limited display size (a cellular phone or pager, for example).
<index> is the index number of the SNMP alert table. “short”
enables the short e-mail format, “-short” disables it.
set snmp shortmsglen <INDEX> <LENGTH>
Specify the length of the short e-mail message format for an
SNMP alert table entry. This command is effective only when
the short e-mail message format for an SNMP alert table entry
is enabled.
<index> is the index number of the SNMP alert table. “length”
specifies the length of the short e-mail message, and has an
acceptable range of 15 to 80 characters.
set snmp email <INDEX> [-]active
Enable or disable sending e-mail alert messages for an SNMP
alert table entry.
<index> is the index number of the SNMP alert table. “active”
enables sending e-mail alert mesages, “-active” disables it.
set snmp alerts <index> [-]all | [[-]warning]
[[-]offline] [[-]mediainput] [[-]mediaoutput]
[[-]mediapath] [[-]marker] [[-]cutter] [[-]barcode]
[[-]scanner] [[-]intervention] [[-]consumable]
[[-]label][[-]powercart] [[-]rfid]
Example: set snmp alerts 1 warning -cutter]
Specifies which alert groups are enabled for reporting via an
SNMP manager, e-mail alert message, and/or Unix syslog
daemon. See Table 2 on page 70 for a description of specific
printer events belonging to each group.
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The index is the index number of the SNMP manager/alert
table.
“-all” disables and “all” enables reporting of alerts in all alert
groups. Individual alert groups can be selectively enabled or
disabled via combinations of alert group switches. For
example, to enable warning alerts and disable cutter alerts for
SNMP table entry 1, enter the following:
set snmp alerts 1 warning -cutter
set snmp syslog <INDEX> [-]active
The NIC can also log SNMP alert messages to the defined
SYSLOG host (see the ‘set sysinfo syslog’ command
description). Use this command to enable or disable logging of
alert messages for an SNMP alert table entry.
<index> is the index number of the SNMP alert table. “active”
enables alert message logging, “-active” disables it.
set sysinfo label|name [<STRING>]
Example: set sysinfo name salesprinter
Set a descriptive name defined by <string> for NIC
identification purposes. This is not used in the operation of the
print server in any way.
set sysinfo contact [<STRING>]
Example: set sysinfo contact Paul_Harris
Set a person or department to contact in case of print server
trouble.
set sysinfo location [<STRING>]
Example: set sysinfo location salesdept
Set the physical location of the NIC. This is for identification
purposes and is not used in the operation of the print server in
any way.
set sysinfo prnserial [<STRING>]
Example: set sysinfo prnserial 000123456789
Sets the printer serial number.
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set sysinfo loginfo [-]sys | [-]tcp | [-]ipx | [-]spx
Example: set sysinfo loginfo -sys ipx
Set the NIC debugging information type. Usually this
information includes unexpected errors or exceptions from the
print server divided into these groups:
sys
General system messages
tcp
TCP stack messages
ipx
IPX stack messages
spx
SPX stack messages
NOTE: This is not printer or job logging information.
set sysinfo logport null|prn|syslog
Example: set sysinfo logport null
Define to where the debugging information should be sent. This
can be sent to an output device off of the NIC I/O port or to a
central TCP/IP host running a SYSLOG daemon. To set this
host, use the command set sysinfo syslog
hostIPaddress.
set sysinfo smtp <IPaddress> [port <PORTNUM>]
Example: set sysinfo smtp 192.75.11.5 port 25
Define the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) server IP
address or domain name and port number where the mail is
stored on your network.
Default: Unconfigured, 25
set sysinfo email <EMAIL>
Example: set sysinfo email JohnDoe@Printronix.com
Define the user email address to receive printer and job logging
information from a particular logpath on the NIC. Email name is
the host or IP name of the user.
Default: Unconfigured
set sysinfo email emailname@domain
Example: set sysinfo email joe@printronix.com
Define the user email address to receive printer and job logging
information from a particular logpath on the NIC.
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set sysinfo syslog hostIPaddress
Example: set sysinfo syslog 192.75.11.30
Set the IP address of the host running the SYSLOG daemon.
NIC debugging or print job and printer logging information can
be sent to that IP address.
set sysinfo dns <IPaddress>
Example: set sysinfo dns 192.75.11.2
Set your DNS server IP address so the NIC can resolve host
names when used with its built-in Telnet and ping clients.
set sysinfo domain <NAME>
Example: set sysinfo domain printronix.com
Sets the domain name for the NIC, which when combined with
the print server name, forms the fully qualified domain name of
the NIC.
set sysinfo module [[-]netbios]
Example: set sysinfo module -netbios
Enable and disable certain network protocol stacks within the
NIC. Sometimes it helps to disable any protocols you are not
using on your network.
set user add|del <NAME>
Example: set user add eng
Add or remove a user on the NIC defined by <name>.
IMPORTANT
Do not delete the root user, or you will be unable to configure
any further settings on the print server. You will have to go
back to factory defaults to correct this problem.
set user passwd <NAME> [<PASSWORD>]
Example: set user passwd eng mplex1
Assign a password to a defined user on the NIC.
set user type <NAME> root|guest
Example: set user type eng root
Assign root or guest privileges to a particular user defined by
username. Guest permissions allow viewing of settings only.
Root permissions allow complete control of the NIC.
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set user from default
Set all user settings back to factory defaults.
set user from stored
Set all current user settings to the values stored in flash
memory.
set user passwd snmp <COM_NAME>
Set the new SNMP R/W community name as the <com_name>
value.
set var <VAR> [<VARIABLE-STRING>]
Example: set var LANDSCAPE 0x1b 0x26 0x6c 0x31 0x4f
Define a new variable to be used in header, trailer, or switch
strings on the NIC and call it <variable-string>.
<variable-string> can be a space-separated list of words,
hexadecimal numbers (e.g., 0x04), or references to other
pre-defined variables. It is easiest to make up the
<variable-string> with hexadecimal values, as shown in
the example.
NOTE: One variable counts as one element within header and
trailer strings.
Defined variables are referenced in strings by placing a “$”
before the variable name (e.g., set model m1 trailer
$FF).
set var from default
Set all variable settings back to factory defaults.
set var from stored
Set all current variable settings to the values stored in flash
memory.
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List Commands
These commands list the current or working settings for a particular
section within the command shell. To view stored settings in flash
memory, insert stored after list. For example, list prn
shows the current printer settings but list stored prn shows
the settings in flash memory. Normally these should match. To view
default settings in flash memory, insert default after list.
list all
Lists all current settings.
list arp
List the current ARP table that the NIC adheres to in a TCP/IP
network.
list dest [destination]
List the current destination settings (e.g., names and mapped
I/O ports, models, and logpaths).
list diff
List the differences between the current settings and the stored
settings in flash memory. Normally, you want these values to
match, so issue a save command followed by a reset
command.
list ftpc
List the ftp client settings.
list ifc
Lists the current NIC interface settings (e.g., link integrity).
For the wireless NIC, the WLAN interface settings will also be
included. The WLAN parameters are displayed in the following
manner, after the interface list has been displayed:
WLAN
ifnum
= <ifnum>
radio
= <wireless-card-id>
ssid
= <network name>
mode
= <net-mode>
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channel
= <channel-num>
antenna
= <antenna-type>
speed
= <speed-flags>
preamble
= <len-type>
pmm
= <sleep-time>
defkey
= <key-num>
auth
= <auth-method>
user
= <auth-user-name>
pass
= <auth-password>
txpwr
= <power>
opts
= <option-list>
profile
= <profile>
wpa
= <wpa-mode>
eap
= <eap-method>
encryption = <wpa-cipher>
passphrase = <wpa-passphrase>
country
= <country-code>
Status
= <status>
Quality
= <comms-quality>
Where:
<ifnum> is the interface number for the WLAN device.
<wireless-card-id> is a read only character string identifying the
wireless card installed.
<network name> is a 1 to 32 ASCII character string.
<net-mode> is the type of network mode of operation: "adhoc",
"pseudo" or "managed".
<channel-num> is the RF channel being used for communication.
<antenna-type> is the type of antenna ("Primary", "Auxiliary" or
"Diverse").
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<speed-flags> is the speeds being used for communication
([1 2 5 11 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54], or "auto").
<len-type> indicates the selected preamble length ("long", "short"or
"default").
<sleep-time> indicates the power-save sleep-time in milliseconds.
If power-save is disabled (time is set to zero), "normal (power-save
off)" displayd.
<key-num> is the number identifying one of the four encryption
keys, starting from one. Encryption is disabled if "Encryption
disabled" displayd.
<auth-method> is the authentication method e.g. open, shared,
kerb, leap.
<auth-user-name> is the authentication method user name.
<auth-password> is the authentication method password.
<power> is a percentage indicating the approximate fraction of full
power.
<option-list> is a list of options that are enabled (disabled options
are not shown).
<profile> is the 802.11g/b wireless mode in use.
<wpa-mode> is the WPA wireless mode selected.
<eap-method> is the EAP authentication method selected.
<wpa-cipher> is the selected WPA cipher setting.
<wpa-passphrase> is the WPA passphrase represented as *
characters if configured.
<country-code> is the currently configured country setting that is
used to determine valid channel settings with which the 802.11g
wireless NIC is used to communicate with an access point.
<status> is the current access point association status
(“disassociated” or “associated with <MAC address>”)
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<comms-quality> indicates the strength or quality (in percent) of the
wireless signal.
NOTE: The "list stored ifc" command does not display the "Status"
or "Quality" lines.
list logins
List any active user logins on the NIC.
list logpath [logpath]
List the current logpath settings (e.g., names and mapped
destinations).
list model [model]
List the current model settings (e.g., names and mapped
destinations). With no model parameter, a table of values for
name, type, banner, config and the size in bytes of header and
trailer are shown for all models m1 through m8. When the
model parameter is supplied, the specific bytes used in the
header and trailer are shown, along with the banner type, data
type and configuration number for that specific model.
list net
List all current TCP/IP network settings (e.g., IP address and
subnet mask).
list pping
List all the current periodic ping setting.
list pserver
List the current general print server settings (e.g., print server).
list ptrcfg
List the printer configuration
list ptrmgmt
List the current printer management port numbers.
list snmp
List the Trap Table containing SNMP Managers.
list sysinfo
List the current NIC system information (e.g., contact name and
protocol stacks enabled).
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list tcpip
List all current TCP/IP network settings (e.g., IP address and
subnet mask).
list test
List the status of output tests on the I/O ports.
list tn
List all current tn protocol settings.
list uptime
Lists how long the NIC has been up and running from the last
reset.
list user
List the current user definitions (e.g., user names and types).
list var
List all pre-defined variables including any newly created ones.
Any of these defined variables can be referenced in a string by
placing a “$” before the variable name (e.g., set model m1
trailer $FF).
list dhcp
List all DHCP information for the NIC provided that DHCP is
enabled.
list lpd
List the Line Printer Daemon (LPD) information, such as
whether the bytecount is enabled or disabled.
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Miscellaneous Commands
These commands do not fall under any specific section of the
command shell, but they are used quite frequently.
save [default]
Save the current settings to flash memory so they are available
after power cycles. Sysinfo, destination, model, logpath,
variable, user, and I/O port settings will be saved. If default
is specified as well, factory settings will be saved, overwriting
any new settings you have configured.
reboot
Perform a warm boot or hardware reset to simulate a power-on
reset. This restores current settings to those stored in flash
memory, since the flash memory settings will be read and
loaded into memory upon bootup.
reset
Perform a warm boot or hardware reset to simulate a power-on
reset. This restores current settings to those stored in flash
memory, since the flash memory settings will be read and
loaded into memory upon bootup.
load [default]
Load the settings stored in flash memory and use them as the
current or working settings. If default is specified as well,
factory settings will be loaded.
lpstat [ioport] [jobID]
Example: lpstat prn
Display active and queued jobs and I/O port status for a given
ioport or jobID. Specifying one of these parameters will
shorten the output and focus on the particular I/O port or print
job specified.
cancel jobID
Example: cancel d1prn-10
Remove a job from an I/O port queue. Use lpstat to find a
particular job ID first.
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start fox|tts|loopb prn
Example: start fox prn
Begin a debugging test on one of the I/O ports on the NIC. The
tests available are:
fox
A continuous stream of text sent to the
attached printer. This is a good test for
troubleshooting hardware as long as the
attached printer supports text output.
tts
A continuous stream of Gandalf 400C
TTS-compatible text sent to the attached
printer.
loopb
Loopback test. Any input characters from the
device attached to the I/O port is echoed
back.
stop all|prn
Stop an output test on an I/O port.
disable ioport|destination|ftpc|ftp|telnet
Example: disable destination
Disable an I/O port so that queued jobs are not printed, or
disable a destination so jobs cannot be queued to it. This
command can also disable ftpc, ftp, or telnet protocols.
enable ioport|destination|printermgr|ftpc|ftp|telnet
Example: enable printermgr
Enables the printer debug port to allow remote printer
management software to function. This command can also
enable ftpc, ftp, or telnet protocols.
close tcp TCPindexnumber
Example: close tcp 3
Close the a TCP/IP connection between a TCP/IP host and the
NIC. The TCPindexnumber can be retrieved from “debug tcp”
output.
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ping [-s] hostIPaddress [datasize [packetnumber]]
Example: ping 192.75.11.30
ping another TCP/IP host specified by hostIPaddress on
the NIC network. datasize is the datagram packet size which
defaults to 64 bytes if no size is included in the syntax and
packetnumber is the number of requests to be sent.
NOTE: To use a host or IP name instead of the address, you must
have set the DNS server on the NIC. Use the command
set sysinfo dns... to do this.
telnet hostIPaddress [escapecharacter]
Example: telnet 192.75.11.35
Start a Telnet session with another TCP/IP host specified by
hostIPaddress on the NIC network. If escapecharacter is
used, it resets the key sequence used to exit the Telnet
session. It will return you to the telnet> prompt where you can
execute quit. Use the keycode command to find out exact
escape characters if needed. The default character is CTRL ].
NOTE: To use a host or IP name instead of the address, you must
have set the DNS server on the NIC. Use the command
set sysinfo dns... to do this.
tn dest destination start|stop
Example: tn dest d1prn start
Set the tn autoconnect flag temporarily, to enable (start) or
disable (stop). See “store tn dest destination
[-]autoconnect” command for further definition.
chr <STRING>
Echo < string> or redirect <string> to an I/O port using the
chr <string> ioport.
keycode
Determine the hexadecimal value for a key to be used as the
escape character with the NIC built-in telnet command.
? (Help)
Lists all available commands.
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NIC Security
There are TCP access lists available to restrict host connections
with the device.
Users And Passwords
The NIC supports two user types:
root
Access to everything within the print server
including all configurable settings.
guest
Ability to list settings only.
Passwords can be set for each user type. However, most often you
will just set a password for the root user to protect the NIC
configuration. Guest users cannot alter the print server
configuration in any way.
To configure a root password on your NIC:
1. Load a Web browser on a network station that can
communicate with the print server over TCP/IP. The
commands to set a root password are:
Syntax:
set user passwd username password
save
Example:
set user passwd root your_password_for_root
save
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2. Direct your Web browser to URL:
http://NICIPaddress/adminConf.html
(e.g., http://192.75.11.9/adminConf.html).
NOTE: If prompted for a “User ID” and password first, type in root
for the user ID and press ENTER at the password prompt
(since there is no password by default).
3. At the “Administration Configuration” HTML form that displays,
scroll down to the “Passwords” section.
4. Click within the “Old” field beside the “Root Password” heading
and enter the existing root password. By default, there is no
root password, so you can go to the next step without typing
anything in this field.
5. Within the “Root Password” section, click within the “New” field
and enter the new root password.
6. Within the “Root Password” section, click within the “Confirm”
field and enter the new root password again. Remember this is
case sensitive.
7. Click on the SUBMIT button when done and physically repower
the print server to make the new setting take effect.
From this point on, anytime you log in to the NIC as root, you will
need to specify this password or your login attempt will fail.
NOTE: To clear this password or change it, use the same
“Administration Configuration” HTML form. Just enter the
appropriate “Old” password and put in the new one (or
nothing if you do not want a root password any longer). The
commands directly on the NIC are:
set user from default
save
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Reset The NIC Password
Occassionally a user will set a root user password on the NIC
adapter and then forget it. This is the procedure to reset the root
password back to the default (no password).
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Take the printer offline and unlock the front panel by pressing
the up and down arrows keys at the same time, then releasing.
3. Press all four arrow keys (up, down, prev, next) at the same
time, and release.
4. Press the right (next) arrow until PRINTER MGMT appears.
5. Press the down arrow and then the right (next) arrow until “ENET To DEFAULT” appears.
6. Press Enter.
7. Re-program the IP address information from the front panel.
NOTE: Steps 1 – 5 also clears the IP address information and sets
the adapter back to the factory default.
TCP Access Lists
Within TCP/IP environments, the NIC can restrict host access to
destinations/queues and remote command (e.g., rsh, rcmd, remsh,
and telnet) execution services. This is done using an access list
similar in function to the Unix .rhosts file.
NOTE: Access list settings are not configurable through the HTML
forms provided with the NIC.
To view the current access list on the print server:
1. Start a Telnet session with the NIC.
Syntax:
telnet NICIPaddress
2. Log in as root and press ENTER at the password prompt
since there is no password by default (or your password for
your home set).
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3. List the current access list.
Syntax:
list tcpip
If the list is empty, all hosts have access to the NIC services. If
there are entries in the list, only those hosts specified have
access to printing and remote command execution.
To add and delete access list entries, the commands are:
Syntax:
store tcpip tcp access add|del hostIPaddress|
networkaddress
reset
where hostIPaddress is the IP address of a TCP/IP host on
your network and networkaddress is the address of a subnet on
your network.
Example:
store tcpip tcp access add 192.75.11.25
store tcpip tcp access add 192.75.12.0
store tcpip tcp access del 192.75.11.25
reset
NOTE: Although the maximum number of entries in the access list
is 10, each entry can refer to a network rather than a
specific host. This allows all hosts on that specified network
and any individual hosts specified in the list to have access.
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Printer Monitoring And Logging
The NIC allows you to monitor printer status and log information
through its built-in HTML forms, command set, and logpaths.
Printer And Print Job Monitoring
To view the current status of an I/O port on the NIC, two methods
are available:
•
select the desired I/O port on the “Status” HTML form
(i.e., http://NICIPaddress/indexStatus.html; e.g.,
http://192.75.11.9/indexStatus.html) that comes
with the NIC.
•
enter the lpstat command directly on the print server once
logged in as guest or root.
In each case, you are given a description of each I/O port status
and a list of queued jobs. Table 6 describes some of the common
terms you may encounter.
Table 6. Key Printer Logging Terms
Term
Description
idle
There is no job queued for the NIC I/O port.
blocked
The printer is not allowing the NIC to send data
to it. Check that there is not a printer error and it
is online and ready to go.
waiting
The NIC knows about a print job but is waiting for
the host to send more data or to send an
expected packet.
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Printer Logging Through Logpaths
In the NIC product manual, destinations are described as logical
queues with associated models and logpaths. Models determine if
any extra processing is needed with the print jobs passing through,
and logpaths determine whether any logging is needed for each
job.
Each logpath on the NIC consists of two parts:
TYPE
The type of log information to be captured.
The choices are job for job ID and username,
user for user ID (and three messages per
job), cksum for file checksums, printer for
special printer feedback, and ioport for
parallel printer status messages.
PORT
Where this log information will be sent to. The
choices are a TCP port number (e.g., 2000),
an email address (including an alias), or a
central host running a SYSLOG daemon.
To view the current logpath settings on the print server:
1. Load a Web browser on a network station that can
communicate with the print server over TCP/IP or using Telnet
(e.g. Telnet ipaddress). The command to view the logpath
settings is:
Syntax:
list logpath
NOTE: If prompted for a “User ID” and password first, type in
root for the ID and press ENTER at the password prompt
since there is no password by default.
2. Direct your Web browser to URL
http://NICIPaddress/destConf.html
(e.g., http://192.75.11.9/destConf.html).
NOTE: If prompted for a “User ID” and password first, type in
root for the ID and press ENTER at the password prompt
(since there is no password by default).
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3. At the “Print Path Configuration” HTML form that displays,
select a destination link (e.g., d1prn) from the top of the page to
bring up the appropriate destination form.
4. Once the desired destination HTML form displays, scroll down
to the “Logpath Type” and “Logpath Port” sections to view the
current logpath settings for this particular destination.
At this point, you can alter any of these settings and then click on
the SUBMIT button to store them into the NIC. Remember to
repower the NIC to make the settings take effect.
Downloading Software through the
Network Interface Card (NIC)
Method 1
1. Make a printout of all saved configurations.
NOTE: Installing new software erases all saved configurations.
Use the printouts to restore printer configurations.
2. Using Windows Explorer, create a directory named download
at the root level of your C: hard drive.
3. Insert the printer emulation software CD into your computer.
4. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the appropriate file on the
CD (using the Unzipped directory) based on the printer type
and desired emulation.
5. Copy the file to the download directory.
6. Start a command prompt session.
NOTE: The Start Menu icon is usually labeled MS-DOS Prompt or
Command Prompt.
7. At the command prompt type:
C:
cd \download
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8. Start the download by typing:
xxxxxx.exe -n <IP address>
where <IP address> is the IP address of the printer.
Method 2
1. Make a printout of all saved configurations. (Installing new
software erases all saved configurations. You will use the
printouts to restore the printer configurations.)
2. Set the printer power switch to O (Off).
3. On the printer panel, press and hold down the appropriate keys
for your particular printer model, as described below:
Printer Series/Models
Key Combination
P7000
ONLINE + PAPER ADVANCE
P5000
ONLINE + PAPER ADVANCE
T4M
PAUSE + FEED
T5000
..
.
+↓
Without releasing the keys, power the printer on, and continue
holding the keys down until you see “TESTING HARDWARE
PLEASE WAIT” on the LCD. You may then release the keys.
4. Wait until you see “WAITING FOR PROGRAM DOWNLOAD”
on the LCD before proceeding. This can take up to 30 seconds
to appear, depending on the emulations and interfaces
installed in the printer.
5. Using Windows Explorer, create a directory named download
at the root level of your C: hard drive.
6. Insert the printer emulation software CD into your computer.
7. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the appropriate file on the
CD (using the Unzipped directory) based on the printer type,
and desired emulation.
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IMPORTANT
You must use the Unzipped directory, since this contains the
uncompressed files necessary for NIC download.
8. Unzip the six digit number plus .exe into .prg file.
9. Make note of the file name, which is a six digit number plus
.prg, e.g., 123456.prg.
This is the file you will download into the NIC.
10. Copy the file to the download directory.
11. Start a command prompt session. (The Start Menu icon is
usually labeled
MS-DOS Prompt or Command Prompt.)
12. At the command prompt type:
C:<Enter>
cd \download<Enter>
13. Start the FTP protocol by typing:
ftp xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx<Enter>
(where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx represents the IP Address of the
printer.)
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14. Log in to the printer by typing:
root<Enter>
You are given a password prompt.
NOTE: The default is no password. If the FTP program requires a
password, contact your system administrator.
15. At the password prompt, press <Enter>.
16. Once logged in, type the following sequence at the command
prompt to download the filename.prg file to the printer:
cd dest<Enter>
cd d1prn<Enter>
bin<Enter>
put filename.prg<Enter>
(where filename.prg is the file name you noted in step 9.)
CAUTION
Do not interrupt the downloading process once it has started.
Interrupting a download will damage the flash memory on the
controller board and NIC card.
17. As the file downloads, the FTP program shows the progress as
a percentage. Once the download is complete, exit out of the
FTP program by typing:
quit<Enter>
18. When the new program has successfully loaded into flash
memory and the printer has reset itself, set the printer power
switch to O (off).
19. Unplug the AC power cord from the printer.
20. Remove the CD from the host computer and store it with the
printer.
21. Using the configuration printout(s), reconfigure the printer and
reload any optional font files.
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NIC Naming Schemes
A single I/O Port destination can be configured with a variety of
model and logpath combinations. For instance, once you set the
parameters for m1 and l1, you can assign the model and logpath to
more than one I/O port destination such as d1prn, d2prn, and
d8prn. You may now use the same set of model and logpath
parameters more than once without having to redefine those
parameters each time for another I/O Port destination.
Periodic Ping
This feature when enabled executes background ping from the print
server to its default gateway. The operation is executed on every
user defined period. This mechanism has no TCP traffic from the
print server to anything on the network to keep route information
alive. Since every member in the VLAN is subject to aging from
bridging cache, a switch or bridge in between may be forgotten in
the table at which port the printer was connected. If one ping is run
from printer server to its default gateway through the switch, the
switch learns again and the route is seen. The problem will not be
seen with TCP since the ACKs keep the bridge relearning in a
switch. Periodically send ICMP Echo Request between a print
server and its gateway that is typically situated in the same VLAN
and connected with the same switch or bridge.
The printer server allows a periodic group of ping packets [1 – 5] to
be issued by a set time [1– 5] minutes, to the gateway value the
NIC has from its routing table. This feature can be enabled or
disabled. The default is disable.
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This periodic ping is different from the normal ping process. The
purpose of this ping is not an attempt at dead gateway detection.
There is no ping client created in the print server and the ICMP
Echo Reply packets received from the gateway are deleted without
being processed by the ping client. This reduces the processing
load on the print server. The data size of ICMP Echo Request
Message is set to 16 bytes such that the Ethernet frame is set to
64 bytes to minimize the impact of bandwidth on the network. This
process applies to all the active NIC interfaces.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Windows Troubleshooting Tips
This section provides information on possible solutions to some
standard Windows and NIC configuration errors.
Technical Support
If you require technical support, please have the following
information available when you call:
1. What level of software are you running?
2. What type of attachment do you have?
3. What is your host operating system?
4. Give a detailed description of the problem.
5. How often, and when, does the problem occur?
6. Give a detailed description of your network and the
components attached.
7. Provide printer configuration and E-Net test page in either
hardcopy or softcopy if possible.
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NIC Cannot Be Found On The Network
Please follow these tips to determine what the problem may be with
your NIC configuration.
•
Have you assigned the NIC a unique and valid IP address
which corresponds with the other IP addresses on your
network? For example, are you sure no other device is using
this IP address? To find whether the IP address is unique,
unplug your ethernet cable and ping the IP address to make
sure it is not alive.
•
Are you sure you are trying to talk to the NIC from a Windows
station on the same subnet? The print server can only be seen
locally unless you configured a routing entry earlier.
•
If you look at the back of the printer, is the STAT LED flashing
once a second, or is it quicker than that? A slower, once-asecond rate indicates that the print server is in fact configured
with an IP address. A faster rate means it knows nothing about
this, so you may need to try the configuration process again.
•
Have you confirmed that the network connection to the NIC is
working correctly? Trying different network cables and
locations will help narrow down the problem.
•
For wireless NIC, is the SSID correct? Is the operation mode
correct?
HTML Configuration Forms Will Not Display
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•
Can you ping NIC from the Windows station? If not, refer to
“NIC Cannot Be Found On The Network” on page 246.
•
Have you used the correct URL for the NIC home page? It
should be http://NICIPaddress
(e.g., http://192.75.11.9).
•
Is HTTP support enabled? If not, refer to “Web Browser/HTTP
Problem” on page 249.
Errors Occur When Defining An LPR Printer
Errors Occur When Defining An LPR Printer
•
Can you ping the NIC from your Windows NT station? If not,
please refer to “NIC Cannot Be Found On The Network” on
page 246.
•
Did you specify the correct IP address or host name for the NIC
in the first field of the “Add LPR Compatible Printer” box?
•
Did you specify a valid destination/queue on the NIC in the
second field of the “Add LPR Compatible Printer” dialogue box?
If so, did you also enter it in lowercase letters?
Cannot Browse The NIC On The Network
•
Have you looked under the right Windows workgroup? By
default, the NIC will be found under “WORKGROUP.”
•
Are you able to browse other Windows stations and devices on
the network from this same station?
•
Has this Windows station been given enough time to update its
registry so it can see this newly added workgroup device?
Sometimes Windows stations can take considerable time,
depending on the size of the network.
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Printer Errors When Printing Or No Output
•
Is there a large job currently printing which is taking up all of the
printer resources? Usually when printing from Windows 95/98
stations, a busy printer can cause Windows to display a printer
error message. This is because it demands immediate printer
attention rather than holding the data until the printer is ready
again. The best way around this is to use a central spooling
station like an NT server.
•
Have you tried restarting the spooler under “Control
Panel:Services”? Sometimes this is needed to get printing
started.
NOTE: As a last resort, you may want to reboot the Windows
station. Sometimes this is the only option to completely
clear this situation. The NIC usually has nothing to do with
this problem.
TCP/IP Access Problem
If you can ping the printer from a workstation, but you cannot Web
browse, Telnet, or print to the printer through the NIC, there may be
an incorrect entry in the TCP access list. In order for this
workstation to use the NIC interface in this case, one of two things
must happen.
•
The TCP list must have an entry added to grant access to this
workstation, or
•
All entries must be deleted from the TCP list to grant all
workstations/hosts access to the above TCP services.
To view the current access list, use the printer control panel to
access the configuration menu (see the User's Manual for
configuration menu information). From the DIAGNOSTICS/Printer
Tests menu choose the E-Net Test Page. When the page prints,
look under the “TCP ACCESS TABLE” section for the TCP access
list entries.
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Web Browser/HTTP Problem
To add/delete a TCP access list entry, refer to “TCP Access Lists”
on page 235.
NOTE: When the following procedure is used, the TCP access list
will be cleared, but all IP addresses will need to be entered
again after the procedure is complete.
To reset all Integrated NIC TCP/IP values to the factory defaults
when access is impossible, contact your Printronix service
representative for assistance.
If you are still experiencing difficulty accessing or browsing the
printer, contact the Customer Solutions Center for further
assistance.
Web Browser/HTTP Problem
In some cases, you may not be able to browse the printer Web
page simply because the NIC HTTP may be turned off.
If you cannot ping the NIC IP address, make sure the IP Address,
subnet mask, and default gateway are set correctly by checking the
Ethernet Parameters menu from the operator panel. See the User's
Manual for configuration menu information.
If you can ping the NIC IP address but cannot access the Web
pages, perform the following procedure to verify the NIC HTTP is
turned on.
1. Telnet into the NIC and log in as root. There is no password
by default.
2. At the system prompt, enter the following commands:
config http on
save
reset
3. After approximately 30 seconds, point your browser to the NIC
IP address. The printer Web pages should now be accessible.
If you are still experiencing difficulty accessing or browsing the
printer, contact the Customer Solutions Center for further
assistance.
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Windows NT 4.0 Or 2000 Host Setup Problems
The installation procedure covered earlier in this chapter assumes
that the NIC adapter is configured with the correct IP address,
subnet mask and gateway (if required), and that the administrator
can ping and telnet to the NIC adapter from the server console.
If this is not the case, use the printer front panel to configure the
NIC adapter before proceeding.
Installing Microsoft TCP/IP Printing
The NIC installation for Windows NT 4.0/2000 also requires the
“Microsoft TCP/IP Printing” service on the server. To install this
service, click the Network icon in the Control Panel and click the
Services tab. Click Add Service and select Microsoft TCP/IP
printing.
•
Do you have administrative privileges?
This installation requires administrator privileges.
•
“LPR port” is not listed.
Cancel the installation and install the Microsoft TCP/IP printing
service on the server.
•
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LPR configuration warning.
Windows NT 4.0 Or 2000 Host Setup Problems
The Ethernet cable is not plugged in or the printer is not turned
on. This message is a communication failure between the
NT/2000 server and the NIC. Check cabling, IP address
settings, gateway, etc.
•
Test page does not print or prints incorrectly:
1. Is the printer online? Re-send test page.
2. The print queue name should be d1prn; however, the name
can be changed. To verify the queue names, print an E-Net
Test Page. Refer to your User's Manual for information.
3. The Printronix NT print driver requires P-Series emulation
active on the printer. The Generic/Text driver should print in
any printer emulation.
4. Delete then re-install the Microsoft TCP/IP Print service on the
server.
If you are still experiencing difficulty accessing or browsing the
printer, contact the Customer Solutions Center for further
assistance.
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Unix Troubleshooting Tips
Unix Troubleshooting Tips
This section provides information on possible solutions to some
standard configuration errors. If you require technical support,
please have as much of the following information available when
you call:
1. What level of software are you running?
2. What type of attachment do you have?
3. What is your host operating system?
4. How often, and when, does the problem occur?
5. Give a detailed description of the problem.
6. Give a detailed description of your network and the
components attached.
NIC Cannot Be Found On The Network
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•
Have you configured the NIC with a unique and valid IP
address which corresponds with the other IP addresses on
your network? For example, are you sure no other device is
using this IP address?
•
Are you sure you are trying to talk to the NIC from a Unix
station on the same subnet? Currently, the print server can only
be seen locally unless you configured it with a routing entry.
•
If you look at the back of the printer, is the STAT LED flashing
once a second or is it quicker than that? A slower, once-asecond rate tells you that the print server is in fact configured
with an IP address. A faster rate indicates it knows nothing
about this, so you may need to try the configuration process
again.
•
Have you confirmed that the network connection to the NIC is
working correctly? Trying different network cables and
locations will help narrow down the problem.
Nothing Prints
Nothing Prints
•
Can you ping the NIC from your Unix station? If not, please
refer to “NIC Cannot Be Found On The Network” shown above.
•
Is the NIC able to communicate with the attached printer? To
test this, you can:
1.Telnet to the print server (e.g., telnet 192.75.11.9)
and log in as root.
2.Enter the command start fox prn.
3.Execute stop prn right after starting the test.
4.This test will send the same text line over and over to the
attached printer.
•
Is the job getting stuck in the Unix host queue? If so, check that
the printer is online. If it is, there is a configuration error on the
Unix station, so creating a new print setup may be needed.
•
Is the control panel showing any activity to indicate it is
receiving data? If so, but there is nothing printing, check if a
manual form feed is needed. Also, ensure that the printer can
support the type of job coming through.
•
Do all jobs fail or just certain ones? For example, is it possible
that jobs from a certain application are the only ones to fail? If
so, check the type of data it sends to make sure it matches the
printer emulation. Check the application printer configuration
for mistakes.
•
If you are using System V, was the spooler restarted?
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Stair-Stepped Output
Stair-stepped output is print which starts at the top left of the page
but every line thereafter starts a little further over to the right. It also
refers to Unix jobs that print one line of text at the top of a page
followed by a series of blank pages.
This kind of output happens only with Unix text jobs if carriage
return insertion is not incorporated into the print setup. The printer
may be told to do a linefeed, but the Unix job does not specify
anything about a carriage return to follow this.
To fix this, carriage return insertion must be enabled somewhere in
the print setup. The easiest and most common location is on the
NIC itself within the appropriate model. The feature is called “onlcr”
and the command syntax is:
set model modelname stty onlcr
save
For example, if printing to the destination, d1prn, the associated
model is m1. Therefore, the command is:
set model m1 stty onlcr
save
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No Form Feed Or Extra Page Comes Out
Unix text jobs may also have problems outputting the last page of a
job especially when the BSD Remote (LPD) print method is used.
This means the form feed button has to be pressed on the printer to
get this last page out.
To make this process automatic, tell the NIC to handle this task by
setting this feature “on” in the appropriate model. The command
syntax is:
set model modelname trailer $FF
save
For example, if printing to the destination, d2prn, the associated
model is m2. Therefore, the command is:
set model m2 trailer $FF
save
For default destination model mappings of the NIC, please see
“NIC Naming Schemes” on page 243.
Front Panel Message – Dynamically Set Params
Read Only
This is not an error. It is an informational message warning that the
IP address has been dynamically set by either dhcp, rarp, or bootp.
To assign a static IP address, turn off the rarp, bootp, and dhcp on
the adapter. Use the following procedure:
1. Telnet to the adapter. Login = root, password = (Enter key)
Telnet commands are:
store tcpip 1 opts -rarp -bootp -dhcp
save
reset
Wait two minutes for the adapter to reset.
2. Program the IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateway (if
required) from the front panel.
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Wireless Connections Troubleshooting Tips
Wireless Connections Troubleshooting Tips
There are many contributing factors that result in wireless
connectivity failures. 99% of the time the problems are
configuration/setup related and 1% of the time hardware or parts.
Check your wireless configuration on the Access Point (A/P) and
the printer to make sure they are compatible before determining
whether there is a bug.
LA5127 CF Radio Specifics
Securities supported with LA5127 CF Radio:
•
•
•
•
•
WEP (static only, not dynamic)
•
•
EAP-TTLS (allows TKIP, AES, or mixed mode)
LEAP
WPA-PSK/TKIP (WPA1)
WPA-PSK/AES-CCMP (WPA2)
WPA-PSK/mixed mode
(both TKIP and AES are advertised and client and host
negotiate)
EAP-PEAP [MSCHAPv2] (allows TKIP, AES, or mixed mode)
Mixed mode settings:
A/P
256
Printer
TKIP+AES
TKIP+AES
TKIP+AES
TKIP
TKIP+AES
AES
TKIP
TKIP
AES
TKIP+AES
AES
AES
General Issues When Using Wireless Ethernet
Securities not available or supported with LA5127
CF Radio:
•
•
•
Diversity is not supported (requires two external antennas)
•
EAP-TLS (no local storing of certificates, difficult to manage)
ADHOC
Dynamic WEP (windows config “key is automatically provided
for me”)
General Issues When Using Wireless Ethernet
•
No wireless connectivity in a new or first time installation
Verify that the printer and A/P configuration contains no typos
or missing information, i.e. SSID, etc.
•
Low signal strength
Orientation of external antenna is important. Signal strength
can be diminished by up to 25% if the external antenna is
pointed straight out, down, or sideways.
•
Difficulty when using static IP
Static IP is not compatible when using RF clients because the
IP path to a client is found by non-RF means. The client
announces or finds (by broadcasting) the IP path to use. In
general, printers are passive, but the ‘pping’ option offers a
path to work around this issue (refer to the telnet commands for
details). Both dhcp and bootp allows for correct occurrences of
association and authentication.
•
Using web browsers on a wireless device
Web browsers for wireless devices are useful after the device
is associated and authenticated. If it is not communicating,
verify whether web access is allowed or blocked by a firewall.
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Wireless Connections Troubleshooting Tips
Tools Used To Gather Information or
Configure The Device
•
•
•
E-net test page
wired ethernet if installed (6700 printer)
NIC_SETUP files to set up wireless parameters.
(See example on page -261).
The advantages of using the NIC_SETUP file include:
•
customer’s ability to edit their own values
•
ability to communicate via e-mail (i.e., send examples or
request corrections)
•
ability to send the file via parallel, serial, USB, or wired
connections
•
using the file to update current wireless connections by
sending it through the wireless interface.
Quality (Signal Strength) = 0%
This indicates that the radio card is not communicating with the
Access Point (A/P). Possible reasons include:
•
Incorrect SSID
SSID has the following characteristics:
258
•
It is case ase sensitive
•
Min 1, max 32 characters
•
Characters used including case have to match those of
A/P
•
Front panel entry restricted to characters provided
•
Using methods other than the front panel [telnet, web,
nic_setup] allows other characters to be used
•
Trailing spaces are significant if used. Trailing spaces
can be accomplished with the web page, but is not
possible from the front panel or telnet.
Quality > 1-100%, Status = Disassociated
Cisco SSID rules:
NOTE: In this text field, the following characters are not allowed:
+, ], /, ", TAB, and trailing SPACE. In addition, the following
three characters cannot be the first character: !, #, and ;.
•
Encryption/authentication selection does not match A/P’s
selection
•
Antenna connection is in the wrong position
LA-5137 radio, primary antenna is in the centermost post
•
For countries other than North America, the country code
does not match with the country of use
•
•
•
•
•
Defective, missing or loose external antenna
Defective PrintNet assembly
Out of range or object blocked
Missing or loose radio card
Defective radio card
Quality > 1-100%, Status = Disassociated
This indicates that the radio card is communicating with the access
point, but has not yet been authenticated by the A/P.
•
•
•
•
Wrong WEP key (if using WEP encryption)
•
•
Wrong passphrase (TKIP/AES cipher only)
•
Radio driver does not support the type of encryption that
is used on the A/P. i.e,, EAP-TLS or dynamic WEP, or
EAP-FAST
WEP default key not selected (if using WEP encryption)
WPA mode disabled (if using TKIP/AES cipher)
WPA Cipher incorrect (TKIP/AES cipher only)
setting cipher to tkip+aes should work by negotiation to A/P set
for either TKIP, AES, or mixed mode.
Wrong Authentication method (open/shared)
generally shared authentication is not used and should be
avoided.
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Wireless Connections Troubleshooting Tips
Quality > 1-100%, Status = Associated,
but Cannot Ping the Device
This indicates that the radio card is communicating with the access
point but has not been allowed onto the IP layer.
•
Associated but not authenticated due to encryption
mismatch, wrong passwords, etc.
•
RADIUS server [required for use with EAP-PEAP, EAP-TTLS,
LEAP]
•
RADIUS server configured to allow device (only if using a
RADIUS server)
•
•
Enterprise mode set for EAP-PEAP and EAP-TTLS
•
WEP must be disabled for LEAP and WPA personal
User name/password relates to item selected, EAP method
or LEAP
NOTE: LEAP is only available on Cisco A/Ps
260
•
Enter MAC address in the A/P's MAC access table or other
MAC address list control
•
•
Check firewall policies for devices
•
Check switch arp cache to make sure device is not port
blocked.
If static IP, get the latest firmware which includes gratuitous arp
to avoid port blocking.
Check network settings [gateway, subnet masks, IP
assignment method]
Cannot Ping But Associated and Authenticated
Cannot Ping But Associated and Authenticated
If static IP is being used, a gateway value must be set and pping (2
packets every 2 minutes) is set to enable.
NOTE: A/Ps are RF devices that route IP traffic to RF clients; A/Ps
do not conduct IP traffic with clients. PPING forms the IP
path and arp cache entry in switch or device A/P.
Can Ping the Device but Cannot Print
1. Check to see if assigned to right VLAN or IP method, or if DNS
name is required.
2. Send a test job using FTP, LPR, etc., to isolate the problem
and determine whether it is the print queue or printer.
Wireless Device Setup Example
Edit the example script below for your site. Send the script to a
printer's interface in ASCII mode.
Example: >copy/b filename.ext lpt1:
All ethernet commands are listed in the PrintNet User manual.
---- remove this header before sending to the printer ---!PTR_SETUP
NIC_SETUP
store tcpip 2 opts -rarp -bootp -dhcp
store tcpip 2 addr 10.10.10.10
store tcpip 2 mask 255.255.255.0
store tcpip route add default2 10.10.10.1 2
store tcpip tcp rxwin 4096
store tcpip tcp opts -keepalive
store ifc 2 wlan profile 6
store ifc 2 wlan opts -intnl
store ifc 2 wlan defkey disable
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Appendix A
Wireless Connections Troubleshooting Tips
store ifc 2 wlan ssid YourSSID
store
store
store
store
ifc
ifc
ifc
ifc
2
2
2
2
wlan wpa personal
wlan cipher tkip
passphrase !wxABCD0123
wlan country US
set sysinfo module -netbios
store pping opts enable
store pping period 2
store pping packet 2
save
reset
END_NIC_SETUP
PTR_END
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B
Customer Support
Printronix Customer Support Center
IMPORTANT
Please have the following information available prior to calling
the Printronix Customer Support Center:
•
•
•
Model number
•
Configuration printout:
Serial number (located on the back of the printer)
Installed options (i.e., interface and host type if applicable to
the problem)
Thermal Printer
See “Printing A Configuration” in the Quick Setup Guide.
Line Matrix Printer
Press PRT CONFIG on the control panel, then press Enter.
•
•
•
Is the problem with a new install or an existing printer?
Description of the problem (be specific)
Good and bad samples that clearly show the problem (faxing or
emailing of these samples may be required)
Americas
(714) 368-2686
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
(31) 24 6489 311
Asia Pacific
(65) 6548 4114
China
(86) 800-999-6836
http://www.printronix.com/support.aspx
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Appendix B
Printronix Supplies Department
Printronix Supplies Department
Contact the Printronix Supplies Department for genuine Printronix
supplies.
Americas
(800) 733-1900
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
(33) 1 46 25 19 07
Asia Pacific
(65) 6548 4116
or (65) 6548 4132
China
(86) 400-886-5598
India
(800) 102-7869
http://www.printronix.com/supplies-parts.aspx
Corporate Offices
Printronix, Inc.
15345 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92618
U.S.A.
Phone: (714) 368-2300
Fax: (714) 368-2600
Printronix Inc.
c/o Printronix Nederland BV
Bijsterhuizen 11-38
6546 AS Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Phone: (31) 24 6489489
Fax: (31) 24 6489499
Printronix Schweiz GmbH
42 Changi South Street 1
Changi South Industrial Estate
Singapore 486763
Phone: (65) 6542 0110
Fax: (65) 6546 1588
264
Printronix Commercial (Shanghai) Co. Ltd
22F, Eton Building East
No.555, Pudong Av.
Shanghai City, 200120, P R China
Phone: (86) 400 886 5598
Fax: (86-21) 5138 0564
Visit the Printronix web site at www.printronix.com
265
Appendix B
266
Corporate Offices
C
Glossary
ARP
Address Resolution Protocol. Associates a
selected IP address with a network device
Ethernet address.
bps
Bits per second.
Centronics
Parallel port interface standard found on
most printers.
daemon
A continuously running process that
handles system-wide functions like print
spooling.
default router
Local device that forwards any IP packets
destined for another subnet.
destination
Logical print queue on the NIC to which
hosts send their print jobs. There are eight
destinations by default.
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
Allows a network device to discover its IP
address dynamically upon bootup. The IP
address does not need to be stored within
the device itself permanently.
Download Mode
Refers to the condition of the NIC when in
a startup condition, downloading
configuration information.
DNS
Domain Name Server. Host providing
responses to queries for a given host
name IP address.
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268
EEPROM
Electrically Erasable/Programmable ReadOnly Memory.
factory defaults
Settings shipped with the NIC.
Factory Settings
S2 jumper position stating all factory
default settings are to be used while the
NIC is up and running.
Firmware Panic
Unrecoverable errors detected by the NIC
firmware force the Print Server into
Firmware Panic mode. Manually reset the
NIC to resume operation.
Flash
Stores firmware code and configurable
settings. Allows for upgrades without
replacing hardware inside the NIC.
FTP
File Transfer Protocol. Used for
transferring files from one TCP/IP host to
another and used in the upgrade process.
gateway
Hardware device that translates data
between two incompatible networks.
gateway address
The IP address of a gateway.
Hardware Exception
Bus errors, address errors, and illegal
instructions force the NIC into this
NIC non-operational mode.
HTML
HyperText Markup Language. Format
used for documents viewable on the World
Wide Web.
ifnum
Interface Number. Represents the network
interface. With a NIC, this will always be
“1” for Ethernet.
interface script
Unix host filter file that processes the print
job before it is sent over the network to the
NIC.
IP Address
The Internet Protocol Address. A numeric
address such as 123.45.61.23 which
identifies a printer or server in a LAN or
WAN.
LAN
Local Area Network.
LED
Light Emitting Diode. The printer has an
LED display which shows the status of the
printer to the operator.
logpath
Determines the type of print job and printer
logging needed per job. One logpath is
associated with every destination.
LPD/LPR
Line Printer Daemon. The most common
TCP/IP remote printing protocol that
crosses all hardware utilizing IP.
MAC
Machine Address Code.
MIB
Management Information Base. A set of
variables (database) managed by an
SNMP manager application.
model
Defines how a print job should be
processed (e.g., banner pages added,
ASCII to PostScript conversion) as it
passes through the NIC. One model is
associated with every destination.
NetBIOS
Network Basic Input Output System.
Common interface among PC networks.
Monitor Mode
Refers to the condition of the NIC with no
configuration or IP address loaded.
npsh
Extensive built-in command shell within
the NIC.
PDF
Portable Document Format. Encodes
different types of documents enabling
them to be read across multiple platforms.
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Persistent DHCP
When this option is enabled, the IP
Address, Gateway, and Subnet Mask
obtained through DHSP is saved. If the
DHCP server does not provide an
address, the device will use the previously
saved DHCP IP address. This option only
works when DHCP is enabled. The default
disable.
ping
Standard command to test a TCP/IP
connection. (e.g., ping 192.75.11.9)
print path
Three-stage path a print job takes when it
is sent from a host to a printer through the
NIC.
protocol
A set of rules or conventions governing the
exchange of information between
computer systems or between a printer
and a host computer. For computer
printers, a protocol is the coding
convention used to convey and print data.
A printer protocol includes codes for
printing text and graphics, as well as codes
instructing the printer to perform special
operations and machine-to-machine
communication codes.
PSERVER
Print Server. A Novell print method where
the NIC continuously polls the Novell file
server print queue looking for print jobs.
RAM
Random Access Memory. Volatile memory
within the NIC that contains current/
working settings. Settings are lost once the
power is removed.
RARP
Reverse Address Resolution Protocol.
Allows a network device to discover its IP
address dynamically upon bootup. The IP
address does not need to be stored within
the device itself permanently.
ROM
Read-Only Memory.
router
A device that forwards IP packets to their
destination. Also called a gateway.
RPRINTER
Remote Printer. A Novell print method
where the NIC waits for jobs to be sent to it
from a defined PSERVER.
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol. A
standard protocol used to monitor network
devices called “SNMP agents.”
socket
TCP connection between two hosts
consisting of a source and destination TCP
port number at each end.
subnet mask
A binary value used to divide IP networks
into smaller sub-networks or subnets. This
mask is used to help determine whether IP
packets need to be forwarded to other
subnets.
TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol. Suite of protocols that act as the
base protocol for the Internet.
TCP port
A logical connection point in the software
of a TCP host or device. When two IP
devices talk, they establish a socket which
consists of a source and destination TCP
port number on both ends.
telnet
Command and protocol to establish a
terminal connection between two hosts on
an IP network.
UTP
Unshielded Twisted Pair. A cable used for
telephone and computer-to-computer
connections.
WAN
Wide Area Network.
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272
Index
Symbols
CRTLINETH, 121
hostname, 125
? command, 196
Numerics
10/100Base-T
IPDS configuration checklist, 136
local domain, 125
network sharing, 159
speed setting, 21
A
Access lists, TCP, 235
Access methods, npsh, 195
ADDTCPIFC, configuring with, 123
ADDTCPRTE, router definition, 125
Administration, configuration, 73
AFP file printing, 135
AFP with CRTPSFCFG on V3R2,
configuring, 143
Agent model, printer monitoring, 191
AIX 4, NIC configuration, 98
AIX NetView/6000, monitoring, 193
AIX printing, 100
AIX, remote queue time-out setting, 100
Alert groups, 69
Alternate FTP printing, 102
Antenna, Wireless, 48
ARP, Unix, 88
AS/400
automatic remote output queue, 130
configuring as an IPDS printer, 135
configuring for ASCII, 123
configuring for printing, 126
printer sharing parameters, 160
printing AFP files, 135
printing IPDS files, 135
printing SCS files, 135
remote printer queue name, 126
TCP/IP host table entry, 125
troubleshooting, 163
verify IPDS configuration, 158
verify printing, 133
AS/400 ASCII
troubleshooting, 134
AS/400 troubleshooting
cannot PING the printer, 163
clipped data, 164
PSF/400 terminates when initialized,
163
spooled files disappear without
printing, 164
spooled print file remains in PND
status, 164
ASCII
configuring AS/400, 123
setting up for printing, 126
Authentication Method, Wireless, 50
273
Index
Auto Connect, TN5250/3270, 65
Configuration
Automatic remote output queue,
administration, 73
AS/400, 130
AFP with CRTPSFCFG on V3R2, 143
B
Back Channel, Print Path, 53
Banner Page, 58
Banner Page, Print Path, 55
BOOTP, Unix, 91
Browse NIC, troubleshooting, 247
C
Change destination names, NIC, 84
Coax Printer Support FMD, 165
Command list
List commands, 186
store commands, 185
TN5250, 185
TN5250 Auto Connect command, 186
Command prefixes, 196
npsh, 196
Command Shell, 195
ways to access, 36
Commands
?, 196
complete list, 197
getting help, 196
list, 225
miscellaneous, 230
set, 213
store, 197
Communcation routers, Windows, 82
274
control panel, 27
Encryption Key, 32
IP Address, 29
Log Path, 60
network, 43
NIC for AIX 4, 98
Print Model, 57
Print Path, 52
PSF for IPDS on V4R2 and above, 151
PSF/400 for IPDS on V3R2, 140
PSF/400 for IPDS on V3R7 and
above, 146
SNMP, 66
System, 77
TN5250/3270, 62
wireless NIC, 29
Wireless Parameter, 30
Configuration checklist, MVS, 106
Configuration menu, NIC, 42
Configuration Screens, TN3270E, 179
Configuration tools, 25
Connecting to the network, 25
Control panel message, Dynamically Set
Params Read Only, 255
Control panel, configuration, 27
CRTLINETH, line descriptions, 121
Customer Support Center, 263
Index
D
G
Default Key, Wireless, 50
General Issues, wireless ethernet, 257
Define LPR printer, error, 247
Getting Help command, 196
Destination settings, Print Path, 52
Getting started, NIC with AS400 running
Destinations
TN5250, 186
models, 19
Guest user, NIC, 233
NIC, 19
Device Description, TN5250/3270, 64
Device Type, TN5250/3270, 65
Direct socket printing, 103
Document conventions, 23
Downloading software, 240
Dynamically Set Params Read Only
message, 255
H
Header String, Print Model, 58
Header String, Print Path, 56
Help, 78
Help command, getting, 196
Home page, URL, 36
Host configuration
Unix, 93
E
Host IP, TN5250/3270, 63
EAP Mode, Wireless, 49
HP-UX, 94
EAP Parameters, 33
HTML
EAP Passwords
NIC structure, 37
Wireless, 50
HTML forms, 36
EAP, Wireless, 50
HTTP, troubleshooting, 249
E-mail alert posting, 67
Encryption Key Configuration, 32
Errors, defining LPR printer, 247
F
Filter, Print Model, 58
I
I/O Port, status, 78
Installation
HP-UX, 94
Solaris 2.6, 95
Filter, Print Path, 55
Installation Solaris 7, 95
Font Identifier, TN5250, 189
Installation, NIC, 25
FTP printing, 101
Interface, TCP/IP Network, 44
International Mode, Wireless, 48
IP Address Configuration, 29
275
Index
IPDS configuration
LPR/LPD Host setup, 96
checklist, AS/400, 136
verify on AS/400, 158
IPDS file printing, 135
IPDS printer, configuring on AS/400, 135
J
Job formatting, TN5250, 187
K
Key Length (Optional), Wireless, 50
Key Value (Hex), Wireless, 50
Key Value (String), Wireless, 50
Key Value Type, Wireless, 50
Key, Wireless, 50
Manual
notes, 23
notices, 23
Manual LPR/LPD Host setup, 96
Manual system, V Host setup, 93
Message Queue Library, TN5250/3270, 64
Message Queue Name, TN5250/3270, 64
MIB, 192
Microsoft TCP/IP printing, 250
Miscellaneous commands, 230
Mode, TN5250/3270, 63
L
LA5127 CF Radio, specifics, 256
Line descriptions, CRTLINETH, 121
List commands, 225
TN5250, 186
Log Path
configuration, 60
Logpath Port, 61
Logpath Type, 60
Name, 60
Log Path Port, Print Path, 56
Log Path Type, Print Path, 56
Logging, printer, 237
Logical printer architecture, 17
Logpath Port, Log Path, 61
Logpath Type, Log Path, 60
Logpaths, printer logging, 238
276
M
Manager model, printer monitoring, 191
Model Type, Print Model, 57
Model Type, Print Path, 54
Models, 19
setting a formfeed, 255
setting onlcr, 254
Monitoring
print job, 237
printer, 237
MVS
configuration checklist, 106
define printer to JES, 111
JES spool printer sharing, 117
port switching printer sharing, 119
printer connection, 110
requirements, 105
Index
N
root user, 233
running AS400 with TN5250, 186
Name
Log Path, 60
security, 233
Print Model, 57
special features, 16
Print Path, 53
users, 233
Naming schemes, NIC, 243
verification, 28
NetBIOS TCP/IP, Windows Network, 51
No extra page, troubleshooting, 255
Network
No form feed, troubleshooting, 255
configuration, 43
Notes, 23
connection, 25
Notices, 23
NIC cannot be found, 246
Npsh
status, 78
access methods, 195
TCP/IP, 43
command prefixes, 196
Network Interface Card, 15
Network Name, Wireless, 48
Network sharing, AS/400, 159
O
Onlcr, 254
NIC, 15
cannot be found, 246
P
Parameters
cannot be found on network,
EAP, 33
troubleshooting, 252
WPA, 33
change destination names, 84
Passwords, 76
configuration for AIX 4, 98
NIC, 233
configuration menu, 42
reset, 235
configuration, Windows, 80
Periodic Ping, 243
destinations, 19
PNE, 194
guest user, 233
Port, TN5250/3270, 63
HTML structure, 37
Power Mgmt Mode, Wireless, 48
installation, 25
Prefixes, command, 196
naming schemes, 243
Print job monitoring, 237
passwords, 233
queues, 19
reset password, 235
277
Index
Print Model, 58
Printer Configuration
Banner Page, 58
Print Model, 59
configuration, 57
Print Path, 56
Filter, 58
Printer Inventory Manager, TN3270E, 170
Header String, 58
Printer management implementation, 191
Model Type, 57
Printer monitoring
Name, 57
Agent model, 191
Printer Configuration, 59
Manager model, 191
Trailer String, 58
MIB, 192
Print Path
SNMP, 193
Back Channel, 53
tools, 193
Banner Page, 55
Printer Setup Wizard, 40
configuration, 52
Printing
destination settings, 52
AIX, 100
Filter, 55
Alternate FTP, 102
Header String, 56
ASCII, 126
Log Path Port, 56
configuration, AS/400, 126
Log Path Type, 56
direct socket, 103
Model Type, 54
FTP, 101
Name, 53
troubleshooting, 253
Printer Configuration, 56
verification, AS/400, 133
Selected Log Path, 56
PrintNet Enterprise Suite, 194
Selected Model, 53
Profile, Wireless, 49
Services, 53
Program materials, TN3270E, 166
Trailer String, 56
PSF for IPDS
Printer
errors, 248
PSF/400 for IPDS on V3R2, configuring,
logging, 237
140
logging through logpaths, 238
PSF/400 for IPDS on V3R7 and above,
monitoring, 237
configuring, 146
sharing parameters, AS/400, 160
status screen, 38
278
on V4R2 and above, configuring, 151
Index
Q
Speed, Wireless, 48
Stair-stepped output, troubleshooting, 254
Queues
models, 19
Start/Stop Auto Connect, TN5250/3270, 65
NIC, 19
Status
R
RARP, Unix, 90
I/O Port, 78
menu, 77
Network, 78
Remote shell, 39
Status screen, printer, 38
Resource Name, TN5250/3270, 64
Store commands, 197
Root user, NIC, 233
TN5250, 185
Routers, Unix, 92
Supplies Department, 264
Routing, TCP/IP Network, 46
Syslog alert posting, 67
S
SCS file printing, 135
Security, NIC, 233
System
configuration, 77
information, 73
Selected Log Path, Print Path, 56
T
Selected Model, Print Path, 53
TCP access lists, 235
Services, Print Path, 53
TCP/IP
Set commands, 213
access, troubleshooting, 248
Setup through Data Stream, 40
configuring AS/400 for ASCII, 123
Shell, command, 195
SNMP, 193
community name, 194
TCP/IP Network, 43
Interface, 44
Routing, 46
configuration, 66
TCPIP Configuration, TN3270E, 169
manager alert posting, 66
Technical support, 245
Software, downloading, 240
Telnet, 39
Solaris 2.6, 95
Telnet commands, TN5250, 185
Solaris 7, 95
TN3270E
Special features, NIC, 16
Configuration Screens, 179
Specifics, LA5127 CF Radio, 256
Printer Inventory Manager, 170
Speed setting, 10/100Base-T, 21
Programs materials, 166
Speed Type, Wireless, 48
TCPIP Configuration, 169
279
Index
VTAM Definitions, 167
z/OS Configuration, 165
TN5250
Troubleshooting
AS/400, 163
AS/400 ASCII, 134
Auto Connect command, 186
cannot browse NIC on Network, 247
command list, 185
defining LPR printer, 247
Font Identifier, 189
HTML configuration forms, 246
job formatting, 187
HTTP, 249
running AS400, 186
NIC cannot be found, 246
set up connection device via
NIC cannot be found on Network, 252
telenet, 184
no extra page, 255
set up print queue on AS/400, 183
no form feed, 255
Telnet commands, 185
printer errors, 248
user supplied values, 185
printing, 253
TN5250/3270
stair-stepped output, 254
Auto Connect, 65
TCP/IP access problem, 248
configuration, 62
Unix, 252
Device Description, 64
Web browser, 249
Device Type, 65
Windows, 245
Host IP, 63
Windows 2000 Host setup, 250
Message Queue Library, 64
Windows NT 4.0 Host setup, 250
Message Queue Name, 64
wireless connections, 256
Mode, 63
Port, 63
Resource Name, 64
Start/Stop Auto Connect, 65
WSCST Library, 65
WSCST Name, 65
Tools, printer monitoring, 193
Trailer String
Print Model, 58
Print Path, 56
Transmit Power, Wireless, 48
280
U
Unix
crossing routers, 92
environment, 87
Host configuration, 93
manual system V Host setup, 93
NIC configuration, 88
troubleshooting, 252
using ARP, 88
using BOOTP, 91
using RARP, 90
Index
Unix troubleshooting
Dynamically Set Params Read Only
message, 255
Wireless, 47
Antenna, 48
Authentication Method, 50
URL, home page, 36
Default Key, 50
Users, NIC, 233
EAP Mode, 49
Using ARP, Windows, 80
EAP Password, 50
V
V Host setup, manual system, 93
Verification, NIC, 28
VTAM Definitions, TN3270E, 167
W
Web browser
troubleshooting, 249
Web server, overview, 41
Windows
communication routers, 82
configuration, 79
environment, description, 79
mandatory configuration, 80
NIC configuration, 80
optional configuration, 80
troubleshooting, 245
using ARP, 80
Windows 2000
Host setup troubleshooting, 250
Windows Network (NetBIOS TCP/IP), 51
Workgroup Name, 51
Windows NT 4.0
Host setup troubleshooting, 250
EAP User, 50
International Mode, 48
Key, 50
Key Length (Optional), 50
Key Value (Hex), 50
Key Value (String), 50
Key Value Type, 50
Network Name, 48
Power Mgmt Mode, 48
Profile, 49
Speed, 48
Speed Type, 48
Transmit Power, 48
WPA Cipher, 49
WPA Mode, 49
WPA Passphrase, 49
Wireless Connections
can Ping but cannot print, 261
Cannot Ping but associated and
authenticated, 261
configuration, 258
general issues, 257
LA5127 CF Radio, 256
Quality (Signal Strength) = 0%, 258
Quality > 1-100% Associated, 260
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Index
Quality > 1-100% Status
Disassociated, 259
tools, 258
troubleshooting, 256
wireless device setup example, 261
Wireless NIC Configuration, 29
Wireless Parameter Configuration, 30
Workgroup Name, Windows Network
(NetBIOS TCP/IP), 51
WPA Cipher, Wireless, 49
WPA Mode, Wireless, 49
WPA Parameters, 33
WPA Passphrase, Wireless, 49
WSCST Library, TN5250/3270, 65
WSCST Name, TN5250/3270, 65
X-Z
z/OS
communications control unit, 107
connectivity problems, 119
define printer to PSF, 112
printer sharing, 117
printing IPDS, 106
TCP/IP profile, 107
verifying TCP/IP-attached printer, 116
z/OS Configuration, TN3270E, 165
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