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EPS Installation Guide
For EPS1 and EPS2 Ethernet Print Servers
The information in this guide may change without notice. The manufacturer assumes no
responsibility for any errors which may appear in this guide.
AppleTalk, Chooser, and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Computer Corporation.
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Copyright 2000, Lantronix. All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this book may be
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Lantronix. Printed in the United States of America.
The revision date for this manual is 26 June, 2001
Part Number: 900-201A
Rev. B
WARNING
This product has been designed to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device
pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against such interference when operating in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and
used in accordance with this guide, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference in which
case the user, at his or her own expense, will be required to take whatever measures may
be required to correct the interference.
Changes or modifications to this device not explicitly approved by Lantronix will void the
user’s authority to operate this device.
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(1) Cet appareil ne doit pas causer une interférence malfaisante.
(2) Cet appareil doît accepter n'importé quelle interférence reìue qui peut causer une
opération indésirable.
Contents
1: Introduction.......................................................................... 1-1
1.1 How to Use This Manual................................................................. 1-1
2: Installation............................................................................ 2-1
2.1 EPS1/2 Product Description ............................................................ 2-1
2.2 Installing the EPS ............................................................................ 2-3
3: Getting Started..................................................................... 3-1
3.1 Configuration Methods.................................................................... 3-1
3.1.1 EZWebCon ...................................................................... 3-1
3.1.2 Incoming Logins.............................................................. 3-1
3.1.3 Console Terminal ............................................................ 3-2
3.2 Services............................................................................................ 3-2
4: TCP/IP Configuration.......................................................... 4-1
4.1 Setting the IP Address ..................................................................... 4-1
4.1.1 Using EZWebCon ........................................................... 4-1
4.1.2 Using a Directed Ping Packet .......................................... 4-1
4.1.3 Using a BOOTP, DHCP, or RARP Reply....................... 4-3
4.1.4 Using the Command Line Interface ................................ 4-3
4.2 LPR Printing .................................................................................... 4-3
4.2.1 LPR on Windows NT 3.5.1 (and later)............................ 4-4
4.2.2 LPR on Windows 95/98 .................................................. 4-7
4.2.3 LPR on UNIX Hosts........................................................ 4-7
4.2.4 LPR on AIX Hosts........................................................... 4-8
4.2.5 LPR on HP Hosts............................................................. 4-9
4.2.6 LPR on SCO UNIX Hosts............................................. 4-10
4.2.7 RTEL Functionality....................................................... 4-11
4.3 Unix Host Troubleshooting ........................................................... 4-12
5: NetWare Configuration........................................................ 5-1
5.1 NDPS Printing ................................................................................. 5-1
5.2 NDS Print Queues ........................................................................... 5-1
5.2.1 Obtain an NDS License ................................................... 5-1
5.2.2 Configure your EPS......................................................... 5-2
5.3 NetWare Administrator Quick Setup Print Queues......................... 5-2
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5.4 PCONSOLE Print Queues............................................................... 5-3
5.5 NetWare Host Troubleshooting....................................................... 5-4
6: LAT Configuration ............................................................... 6-1
6.1 Printing Directly to a Port................................................................ 6-1
6.2 LAT Host Troubleshooting.............................................................. 6-2
7: AppleTalk Configuration ..................................................... 7-1
7.1 Bitronics........................................................................................... 7-1
7.2 Macintosh Services.......................................................................... 7-1
7.3 AppleTalk Zones ............................................................................. 7-1
7.4 AppleTalk Host Troubleshooting .................................................... 7-2
8: DLC Configuration for LAN Manager................................. 8-1
8.1 DLC Configuration.......................................................................... 8-1
8.1.1 EPS Configuration........................................................... 8-1
8.1.2 Host Configuration .......................................................... 8-1
A: Contact Information ........................................................... A-1
A.1 Problem Report Procedure............................................................. A-1
A.2 Full Contact Information ............................................................... A-1
B: Troubleshooting................................................................. B-1
B.1 Power-up Troubleshooting..............................................................B-1
B.2 DHCP Troubleshooting...................................................................B-3
B.3 BOOTP Troubleshooting ................................................................B-4
B.4 RARP Troubleshooting...................................................................B-4
B.5 Printing Problems............................................................................B-5
B.6 Entering Commands at the Boot Prompt ........................................B-6
C: Pinouts ................................................................................ C-1
C.1 Ethernet Connector .........................................................................C-1
C.2 Parallel Connectors .........................................................................C-1
D: Updating Software ............................................................. D-1
D.1 Obtaining Software ........................................................................ D-1
D.2 Reloading Software........................................................................ D-2
D.3 Troubleshooting Flash ROM Updates ........................................... D-4
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Contents
E: Specifications ......................................................................E-1
E.1 Power Information .......................................................................... E-1
E.2 Environmental Limitations.............................................................. E-1
F: Frequently-used Commands ..............................................F-1
F.1 Conventions..................................................................................... F-1
F.2 Server Commands ........................................................................... F-2
F.3 Port Commands ............................................................................... F-5
F.4 Protocol Commands ........................................................................ F-7
Warranty Statement
Declaration of Conformity
Index
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1: Introduction
The Lantronix EPSs (EPS1 and EPS2) are ethernet print servers that provide shared
network access to printers for a variety of network protocols and operating systems. The
print servers support the TCP/IP, IPX (NetWare), Local Area Transport (LAT),
AppleTalk (EtherTalk), and Microsoft LAN Manager protocols. They can queue
multiple pending jobs and service those jobs in the order in which they are received from
hosts.
Note:
In this manual, all EPS servers will be referred to as “the EPS” unless a distinction needs to be made between models.
The EPS stores its executable software in Flash (rewritable) ROM, meaning that it does
not have to download software from a host each time it boots. Software must only be
downloaded when a new software version becomes available. See Appendix D for more
information.
1.1 How to Use This Manual
This guide is structured as follows:
◆
Chapter 2, Installation explains how to physically install the EPS.
◆
Chapter 3, Getting Started explains the minimum configuration needed.
◆
Chapters 4 through 8 cover protocol-specific setup needed to install print queues
and otherwise use the EPS.
◆
❍
Chapter 4, TCP/IP Configuration
❍
Chapter 5, NetWare Configuration
❍
Chapter 6, LAT Configuration
❍
Chapter 7, AppleTalk Configuration
❍
Chapter 8, DLC Configuration for LAN Manager
Appendices A through F provide supplementary information.
❍
Appendix A, Contact Information
❍
Appendix B, Troubleshooting
❍
Appendix C, Pinouts
❍
Appendix D, Updating Software
❍
Appendix E, Specifications
1-1
How to Use This Manual
❍
Introduction
Appendix F, Frequently-used Commands
Read chapters 2 through 4 in order, then proceed to the protocol-specific chapter that relates
to your network. Refer to Appendix F as needed. The Print Server Reference Manual,
located on the CD-ROM and web site, provides additional information about configuring
and using your EPS.
1-2
2: Installation
This chapter describes the various EPS models and shows how to install them into a basic
network situation.
2.1 EPS1/2 Product Description
The front panel of the EPS has an RJ45 serial connector and either one (EPS1) or two
(EPS2) DB25 parallel connectors. The port names are Port_1 (serial), Port_2 (top
parallel), and Port_3 (bottom parallel, EPS2 only).
Serial Port
1
2
3
Parallel Ports
The back panel of the EPS has a power connector, an RJ45 Ethernet connector for
10BASE-T, and an AUI Ethernet connector.
RJ45
AUI
Power
The bottom of the EPS has a label noting the unit’s Ethernet address, needed for
configuration, and 4 DIP switches (explained in the Installation section).
1
0
Factory NVR / Normal
Silent Boot / Verbose
Option 3
AUI / 10BASE-T
The default name of the EPS is EPS_xxxxxx, where xxxxxx denotes the last 6 digits of
its Ethernet address.
2-1
EPS1/2 Product Description
Installation
The top panel of the EPS has 7 LEDs. Table 2-1 explains their functions during normal
operation.
Table 2-1: LED Functionality
2-2
LED
Function During Normal Operation
PWR
Lights solid green to indicate that the unit has
power.
POLARITY
Lights solid yellow to indicate that the 10BASE-T
cable is swapped.
GOOD LINK
Lights solid green to indicate a working Ethernet
connection (either 10BASE-T or 10BASE2).
OK
Lights green (blinks occasionally) to indicate the
unit is functioning properly.
NETWORK
Blinks yellow to indicate Ethernet activity.
PARALLEL
Blinks yellow to indicate parallel port activity.
SERIAL
Blinks yellow to indicate serial port activity.
Installation
Installing the EPS
2.2 Installing the EPS
The following diagram shows a properly-installed EPS:
10BASE-T
4
3
2b
Serial Printer
EPS2
2a
Parallel
Printers
To install the EPS, complete the following steps in order. Refer to the numbers in the figure
for help.
1
Set the DIP switches on the bottom of the unit. Their functions are explained in Table 2-2.
Table 2-2: DIP Switch Functions
Switch
Position 1
Position 0 (default)
1
Factory NVR: EPS is restored to
factory defaults at power-up.
Normal: Saved EPS settings are used
at power-up.
2
Silent Boot: The EPS does not print
any status information unless it cannot boot.
Verbose Boot: The EPS prints boot status and PostScript-compatible test jobs
to the serial and parallel ports during
the boot sequence. (Recommended for
first-time setup)
3
Unused
Unused
4
AUI: The EPS uses the AUI network 10BASE-T: The EPS uses the
interface.
10BASE-T Ethernet interface.
Note:
2
Switches are only checked at power-up. Changing them while the unit
is operating will have no effect.
Connect at least one printer to the EPS using an available serial or parallel port.
2-3
Installing the EPS
3
Installation
Attach the EPS to the network using a 10BASE-T cable, transceiver, or AUI cable.
The EPS must have one and only one valid Ethernet connection in order to boot
properly. Use switch 4 to set the correct Ethernet connection type. To boot the EPS
without attaching it to the network, attach a terminated MAU to the AUI port or connect the 10BASE-T port to a disabled hub port.
4
Attach one end of the power cable to the EPS; plug the other end into an electrical
outlet. Power will come on automatically.
5
Allow 45 seconds for the EPS to fully boot.
6
❍
It will run through a set of power-up diagnostics for approximately 12 seconds.
The 4 LEDs will show varying patterns corresponding to the test being run.
❍
It will try to obtain configuration information via DHCP, BOOTP, and RARP.
This step could last approximately 15 seconds if no hosts answer the requests.
The OK LED will blink approximately 3 times per second, and the NETWORK
LED will blink occasionally as network requests are transmitted.
❍
It will determine if the code in its Flash is valid. If so, it will load the code and
begin normal execution. If not, the EPS will have to download software. See
Appendix D for more information.
If you have set DIP switch 2 to Verbose (the default), check the status page that
prints when the unit boots.
Note:
2-4
If the Test page or status page does not print, refer to Appendix B.
3: Getting Started
It is important to consider the following points before logging into and configuring the
EPS:
◆
You must configure the EPS IP address before any TCP/IP functionality is
available. (See Setting the IP Address on page 4-1) You cannot use the ThinWeb
Manager until you have configured an IP address.
◆
Changing any server, service, or port setting requires privileged user status. The
default privileged password is system.
◆
The login password is required for remote console logins. The default login password is access.
Note:
If you would like to change either the privileged or login password,
either use EZWebCon or refer to the Print Server Reference Manual
located on the CD-ROM.
3.1 Configuration Methods
3.1.1 EZWebCon
The EZWebCon configuration software is the recommended way to configure the EPS.
EZWebCon’s graphical user interface guides first time users through the initial
configuration process and allows experienced users to update any configurable
parameters.
EZWebCon requires a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) on the client. Lantronix provides
JVM installers for Solaris and 32-bit Windows users, as well as source code and
instructions for compiling it for other systems.
The EZWebCon software is located on the distribution CD-ROM. All instructions for
installing EZWebCon are provided in the README file. For assistance once
EZWebCon is running, refer to the EZWebCon on-line help.
Note:
EZWebCon is also available from the Lantronix website and FTP
server. See Appendix D for more information.
3.1.2 Incoming Logins
You can log in via EZWebCon to configure the EPS. you can also use incoming LAT
and TCP/IP logins.
3-1
Services
Getting Started
Incoming Telnet is only possible if your EPS has an IP address configured. Incoming
Telnet is enabled by default to allow TCP/IP connections. To change this setting, use the
Define Server Incoming command described in the Command Reference chapter of the
Print Server Reference Manual located on the CD-ROM.
Incoming logins do not prompt for a login password, so you may wish to disable them for
security reasons. If it is undesirable to disable incoming logins, the EPS can be configured
to prompt for a password with the Define Server Incoming Password Enabled command.
3.1.3 Console Terminal
To configure the EPS via a console terminal, attach a terminal to the serial port and press
the Return key. You will see a Local> prompt at which you can enter configuration
commands.
3.2 Services
With few exceptions, you must create a service before you can configure print queues on
the EPS. A service is a resource accessible to network hosts. A Lantronix service is also
known as a remote printer name or remote queue name on many operating systems.
The EPS offers one login service and one default service per port. The service names are:
EPS_xxxxxx
Login service
EPS_xxxxxx_S1
Serial port (Port_1) service
EPS_xxxxxx_P1
Parallel port (Port_2) service
EPS_xxxxxx_P2
Parallel port (Port_2) service, EPS2 only
The default service names are based on the server name; therefore the server name must be
no more than 13 characters. If you change the server name, the service names will change
as well. For example, changing the server name from EPS_xxxxxx to BIOLAB will change
the service names to BIOLAB_TEXTS1 and so on.
The default serial port services have the TCP/IP, NetWare, LAN Manager, and AppleTalk
protocols enabled. Parallel port services have TCP/IP, NetWare, and LAN Manager
enabled. LAT is disabled by default on all services provided by the EPS because many
network managers object to the frequent LAT service announcements. AppleTalk is
disabled on parallel port services because AppleTalk requires Bitronics mode, which is
disabled by default.
If you need to modify a default service, see the Server Configuration chapter of the Print
Server Reference Manual located on the CD-ROM.
3-2
4: TCP/IP Configuration
The EZWebCon configuration software is the easiest way to configure the EPS. The following sections cover IP address configuration and print configuration methods for TCP/
IP hosts.
4.1 Setting the IP Address
The EPS IP address must be configured before any TCP/IP functionality is available. Use
one of the following methods to set the IP address: EZWebCon; a directed Ping packet;
a BOOTP, DHCP, or RARP reply; or commands entered via the command line interface.
4.1.1 Using EZWebCon
Use the following steps to assign an IP address using the EZWebCon Expert Shell.
1
From the Action menu, select Assign IP Address.
2
Enter or change the IP-related settings:
A
For Ethernet Address, enter the number that appears on the bottom label of
your EPS.
B
For IP Address, enter the desired IP address to use for this EPS.
C
For Subnet Mask, change the values provided only if you wish to use a mask
other than the default. The default value should be correct in most cases.
D
For Loadhost, enter the IP address of the loadhost where you intend to store
your operating code and SDK files (if used).
3
Click OK.
4
Reboot the EPS. EZWebCon will let you know whether the configuration was
successful.
Note:
If you have an older version of EZWebCon, refer to the Readme that
was included with it.
4.1.2 Using a Directed Ping Packet
The ARP/ping method is available under UNIX and Windows-based systems. If the EPS
has no IP address, it will set its address from the first directed IP packet it receives.
4-1
Setting the IP Address
TCP/IP Configuration
On a UNIX host, create an entry in the host’s ARP table and substitute the intended IP address and the hardware address of the EPS, then ping the EPS. This process typically requires superuser privileges.
Figure 4-1: ARP and Ping on UNIX
# arp -s 192.0.1.228 00-80-a3-xx-xx-xx
% ping 192.0.1.228
In order for the ARP command to work on Windows, the ARP table on the PC must have
at least one IP address defined other than its own. If the ARP table is empty, the command
will return an error message. Type ARP -A at the DOS command prompt to verify that
there is at least one entry in the ARP table.
Figure 4-2: ARP and Ping on Windows
C:\ ARP -S 192.0.1.228 00-80-A3-XX-XX-XX
C:\ PING 192.0.1.228
Note:
There should be replies from the IP address if the ARP command
worked.
When the EPS receives the ping packet, it will notice that its IP address is not set and will
send out broadcasts to see if another node is using the specified address. If no duplicate is
found, the EPS will use the IP address and will respond to the ping packet.
The EPS will not save the learned IP address permanently; this procedure is intended as a
temporary measure to enable EZWebCon to communicate with the EPS, or allow an administrator to Telnet into the EPS. Once logged in, the administrator can enter the Change
IPaddress command to make the address permanent.
Figure 4-3: Configuring Permanent IP Address
% telnet 192.0.1.228
Trying 192.0.1.228
Lantronix EPSx Version n.n/n (yymmdd)
Type Help at the ‘Local_>’ prompt for assistance.
Enter Username> gopher
Local> SET PRIVILEGED
Password> system (not echoed)
Local>> DEFINE SERVER IPADDRESS 192.0.1.228
Any host wishing to access the EPS will have to be told the EPS’s IP address. This is typically configured in the unix file /etc/hosts or via a nameserver. Refer to the host’s documentation for additional information.
4-2
TCP/IP Configuration
LPR Printing
4.1.3 Using a BOOTP, DHCP, or RARP Reply
At boot time a host-based DHCP, BOOTP, or RARP server can respond to an EPS request
for an available IP address. For information about configuring the DHCP, BOOTP, or
RARP server, see your host documentation.
4.1.4 Using the Command Line Interface
1
Connect to the serial port (Port_1) using a console terminal or a terminal emulation
program, and press Return. The serial port settings are 9600 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit,
no parity.
2
Become the privileged user.
Figure 4-4: Becoming the Privileged User
Local> SET PRIVILEGED
Password> system (not echoed)
Local>>
3
Enter the new IP address.
Figure 4-5: Configuring the IP Address
Local>> define server ipaddress 192.0.1.201
4.2 LPR Printing
The EPS provides two major methods of printing via TCP/IP: Berkeley remote LPR and
RTEL host software.
Two parameters must be configured for LPR printing:
1
The IP address or host name of the EPS.
2
The remote output queue (the name of the service on the EPS).
In addition, there are a few important things to note about LPR printing:
◆
Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, and Windows 98 do not support LPR directly; however, Lantronix has provided a peer-to-peer printing solution on the distribution CD-ROM.
◆
Because of the way the LPR protocol is typically implemented on the host, the processing options and banner page are sent after the job data itself. The EPS will print
a banner page at the end of a job, and cannot support most of the LPR options. If it
is necessary to have the banner page at the beginning of the printout, install and use
the RTEL software. If banners are not needed, they can be disabled.
4-3
LPR Printing
TCP/IP Configuration
◆
The EPS cannot print multiple copies of the print job when using the “-#n” lpr option.
◆
If two print queues on the host refer to two services on the same EPS, they must use
separate spooling directories.
◆
No special purpose input or output filters can be used when printing via LPR. If this
functionality is necessary, use the named pipe interface program in the RTEL print
queue configuration software.
4.2.1 LPR on Windows NT 3.5.1 (and later)
This section assumes that TCP/IP, Simple TCP/IP, and Microsoft TCP/IP printing have
been installed on the Windows NT host.
1
In the Control Panel, double-click the Printers icon.
2
Double-click the Add Printer icon.
3
In the window that appears, choose My computer and click Next.
4-4
TCP/IP Configuration
4
Select the Add Port button and click Next.
5
Select LPR Port.
Note:
6
LPR Printing
If LPR Port is not an option, open the Network Control Panel and add
“Microsoft TCP/IP Printing” to the List of services.
Enter the name or IP address of your EPS on the first line, and enter the name of your
EPS print service on the second line.
4-5
LPR Printing
TCP/IP Configuration
7
Select the manufacturer and printer type.
8
Enter the queue name.
9
If applicable, choose Shared and select the type of operating system that the printer
will be working with. (First confirm that the print queue is working.)
4-6
TCP/IP Configuration
LPR Printing
10 Test the printer by choosing Yes and clicking Finish.
4.2.2 LPR on Windows 95/98
To enable LPR printing on Windows 95/98, you must download and install the LPR for
Windows 95/98 application from the Lantronix FTP site (ftp.lantronix.com).
1
On the FTP home page, click on pub.
2
Click on lpr_win32.
3
Download the file ltxlpr.exe.
4
Install the file ltxlpr.exe. Once installation is complete, a readme file will open automatically.
5
Follow the directions in the readme file to configure LPR on your PC.
4.2.3 LPR on UNIX Hosts
The Berkeley remote printing system is supported on many machines, and is simple to configure. This section describes how to configure LPR print queues on generic UNIX hosts
such as SUN hosts. There are slight variations in LPR configuration for AIX, HP, and SCO
hosts, as will be explained in the following sections.
1
Install a print queue on your host by adding the EPS name and IP address to the
/etc/hosts file:
Figure 4-6: Adding /etc/hosts Entry
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
EPS_xxxxxx
4-7
LPR Printing
2
TCP/IP Configuration
Add the host print queue to the /etc/printcap file. The punctuation shown in Figure
4-7 is required, and no extra spaces should be added.
Figure 4-7: Adding /etc/printcap Entry
eps_prt|Printer on LAB EPS:\
:rm=EPS_xxxxxx:\
:rp=EPS_xxxxxx_TEXT:\
:sd=/usr/spool/lpd/eps_prt:
This will create a host queue named eps_prt. The rm parameter is the name of the
EPS in the host’s address file, the rp parameter is the name of the service as it exists
on the EPS, and the sd parameter specifies the name of a directory used to hold temporary spooling files.
3
Create a world-writable spooling directory using the mkdir command.
Figure 4-8: Creating Spooling Directory
# mkdir /usr/spool/lpd/eps_prt
# chmod 777 /usr/spool/lpd/eps_prt
4
If desired, use the mx option to allow unlimited size files to be printed and the sh
option to prevent header pages from being generated. See the host’s documentation
or man pages for more information on the format of the printcap file and how to create the spool directory.
5
Print to the queue using normal lpr commands:
Figure 4-9: Printing to Queue
% lpr -Peps_prt /etc/hosts
4.2.4 LPR on AIX Hosts
The System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) allows you to enable LPD printing and
create print queues. LPR has only been tested on AIX versions 3.2 and higher.
To create a print queue:
1
At the host prompt, type smit.
2
Choose Print Spooling.
3
Choose Manage Print Server and Start the Print Server Subsystem (lpd daemon).
4
In the Start the Print Server Subsystem dialog box, type both in the first field.
5
The message “The lpd subsystem has been started” will appear. Click Done.
4-8
TCP/IP Configuration
LPR Printing
To add a print queue:
1
From the main window, choose Print Spooling.
2
Choose Manage Print Server and Manage Print Queues.
3
Choose Add a print queue.
4
From the dialog box that appears, choose remote.
5
From the next dialog box, choose Remote Printing.
6
The Add a Standard Remote Print Queue dialog box will appear. Enter the following information.
7
❍
The name of the print queue,
❍
The name of the EPS unit,
❍
The name of the EPS service,
❍
The type of print spooler on the remote server, and
❍
A description of the printer on the remote server.
A dialog box will appear: “Added print queue eps_prt”. Click Done.
Note:
8
If you are unable to use SMIT, see the Print Server Reference Manual
on the CD-ROM for UNIX commands used to set up print queues.
Print to the queue using normal lp syntax.
Figure 4-10: Printing to Queue
% lp -deps_prt filename
4.2.5 LPR on HP Hosts
The System Administration Manager (SAM) allows you to create print queues.
Note:
If you are unable to use SAM, the Print Server Reference Manual located on the CD-ROM describes UNIX commands that can be used to
set up print queues.
To create a print queue:
1
At the HP prompt, type sam.
2
From the main application window, choose Printers and Plotters.
3
In the Printers and Plotters window, choose Printers/Plotters.
4
In the pull-down menu, select Remote Printer/Plotter from the Actions menu.
4-9
LPR Printing
5
TCP/IP Configuration
The Add Remote Printer window will appear. SAM will prompt you for:
❍
The printer name (the name of the print queue),
❍
The remote system name (the EPS name),
❍
The remote printer name (the EPS service),
❍
The remote cancel model, and
❍
The remote status model.
4.2.6 LPR on SCO UNIX Hosts
LPR is supported in SCO V3.2 release 4 with TCP/IP Version 1.2 and greater.
To configure a print queue using LPR, issue the mkdev rlp command. This will install the
Berkeley remote printing files and executable programs.
Note:
The mkdev rlp command should only be issued once, or serious problems will occur. If this happens, contact SCO technical support.
You can print to this queue using normal lp syntax once the remote printer is set up. To
create a remote printer:
1
4-10
Issue the rlpconf command.
TCP/IP Configuration
2
LPR Printing
Answer the questions that follow.
Figure 4-11: Configuring Remote Printer
Remote Printing Configuration
Enter information for remote printers or local printers accepting remote
printing requests
Please enter the printer name (q to quit): backupprinter
Is printer backupprinter a remote printer or a local printer? (r/l) r
Please enter the name of the remote host that backupprinter is attached
to: EPS_xxxxxx
The backupprinter is connected to host EPS_xxxxxx.
Is this correct? (y/n) y
Would you like this to be the sys.default printer? (y/n) y
Make sure your hostname appears in EPS_PRT’s /etc/hosts.equivor or /
etc/hosts:lpd file.
Make sure backupprinter appears in /etc/printcap (in BSD format).
Make sure backupprinter has a spool directory on EPS_PRT.
Putting the printer in printer description file and creating spool directory... done
Updating LP information... done
In the example, the printer name is your EPS service name, and the remote host
name is the name of your EPS as it is listed in your hosts file.
During initial configuration, the queue name must be the same as the remote printer name.
However, you may change the queue name later by manually editing the printcap file.
4.2.7 RTEL Functionality
If the LPR method of printing is not adequate for an application (for example, if you need
banners before jobs, or more flexibility), configure the Lantronix-supplied RTEL software
on the host. After installing the software configuring the connections to the EPS, you can
use normal UNIX print commands and queue utilities such as lpc and lpstat.
Note:
RTEL binaries are provided for many systems. Source code is also
provided for use on non-supported systems.
To print to the EPS using special formatting or using third-party software packages, you
may have to create print pipes on the host. The RTEL software provides this functionality
by providing a UNIX named-pipe interface.
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Unix Host Troubleshooting
TCP/IP Configuration
To recreate the RTEL source files:
1
Copy the file RTEL_SRC.TAR in binary mode from the distribution CD-ROM to
the UNIX host.
2
Untar the archive.
3
See the README files in the created directories that describe the contents of the
RTEL distribution and man pages that describe the actual software functionality.
4.3 Unix Host Troubleshooting
Table 4-1: TCP Troubleshooting
Area to Check
Explanation
The EPS IP address and name are
entered in the host file
Telnet to the EPS using the name in the host file and
verify that the EPS name is resolvable and that the EPS
is reachable via the network.
Jobs that appear in the host queue
reach the EPS
From within the LPC administrative utility, enter these
commands to clear and reset the host queue:
abort queue
clear queue
enable queue
start queue
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5: NetWare Configuration
The EZWebCon configuration software is the easiest way to configure the EPS. The following sections cover print configuration methods for NetWare hosts.
Note:
The EPS needs an IP address before you can use EZWebCon. See
Setting the IP Address on page 4-1 for instructions.
This chapter explains creating NDS print queues with NetWare Administrator and with
the PCONSOLE Quick Setup option. To create NDS print queues, you must be running
NetWare version 4.x with NDS capabilities.
If you are running NetWare versions 2.x, 3.x, or version 4.x with bindery emulation, you
may configure bindery print queues using QINST (bindery only) or PCONSOLE. For
more information, see the NetWare chapter of the Print Server Reference Manual located
on the CD-ROM.
5.1 NDPS Printing
Lantronix Terminal and Print Servers support Novell’s NDPS for printing using the Novell NDPS Gateway. For instruction on setting up NDPS, refer to your Novell documentation. Lantronix also provides information on setting up NDPS in our FAQs on our
support web site (http://www.lantronix.com/support/).
5.2 NDS Print Queues
5.2.1 Obtain an NDS License
If you wish to create NDS print queues, you must read and complete an NDS registration
form via one of the following methods:
◆
Using a forms-capable Internet browser, navigate to the Lantronix World Wide
Web site (www.lantronix.com), go to the Technical Support section, and find the
Novell NDS Registration link.
◆
Send email to [email protected] You will receive a blank registration
form that can be completed and returned to Lantronix.
◆
If you don’t have Internet access, contact a Lantronix technical support representative for assistance. Contact information is provided in Appendix A.
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NetWare Administrator Quick Setup Print Queues
NetWare Configuration
5.2.2 Configure your EPS
1
License NDS on your EPS using the string obtained from Lantronix.
Figure 5-1: Licensing NDS
Local>> DEFINE PROTOCOL NETWARE DSLICENSE licensestring
2
Define the directory service tree in which the EPS is located.
Figure 5-2: Defining Directory Service Tree
Local>> DEFINE PROTOCOL NETWARE DSTREE foodco
Note:
3
For an explanation of the structure of the NetWare Directory Service
tree, see your host documentation.
Define the directory service context in which the EPS is located.
Figure 5-3: Defining Directory Service Context
Local>> DEFINE PROTOCOL NETWARE DSCONTEXT ou=kiwi.ou=exotic.o=fruit
4
Enter the List Protocol NetWare Access command to ensure that at least one of the
file servers in the directory service tree is in the access list.
5
If desired file server is not in the access list, add it.
Figure 5-4: Defining Access List
Local>> DEFINE PROTOCOL NETWARE ACCESS fileserver
6
Reboot the EPS.
Figure 5-5: Rebooting
Local>> INITIALIZE DELAY 0
5.3 NetWare Administrator Quick Setup
Print Queues
The NetWare Administrator management utility allows you to manage network resources,
such as queue-based print services, in a tree structure. You can either use the Quick Setup
option or individually create printing-related objects.
Note:
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NetWare Administrator can be used for both NDS and bindery print
queues.
NetWare Configuration
PCONSOLE Print Queues
To create a print queue with the Quick Setup option:
1
Start the NetWare Administrator.
2
In the Directory Tree windows, select the context in which to install the printer.
3
From the Menu Bar, select Tools: Print Services Quick Setup.
4
In the Print Server Name field, enter the name of your EPS (viewable by entering
the Show Server command at the Local> prompt).
5
In the Printer Name field, enter the name of the desired print service configured on
your EPS. For example, EPS_xxxxxx_.
6
In the Print Queue Name field, enter the name of the print queue to create. The
name should be meaningful to you; it will not affect EPS configuration.
7
Click Create.
8
Reboot the EPS.
5.4 PCONSOLE Print Queues
1
Log in as Admin on the file server you will be changing.
2
At the prompt, type PCONSOLE to start the utility.
For example, if your file server is mapped to the F: drive, you would use the F:
prompt.
3
From the main menu, choose Quick Set-Up.
4
When prompted by PCONSOLE, enter the information with which to configure the
print queue.
❍
The print server name (EPS_xxxxxx),
❍
The new printer name (service name, such as EPS_xxxxxx_),
❍
The new print queue name, and
❍
The print queue volume (the name of the file server from which the printer receives print requests).
The remaining fields can be left in their default settings.
5
Press the F10 key to save the print queue information.
6
Reboot the EPS.
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NetWare Host Troubleshooting
NetWare Configuration
5.5 NetWare Host Troubleshooting
Table 5-1: NetWare Host Troubleshooting (Bindery Mode)
Area to Check
Explanation
The print server names in PCONSOLE match the EPS name and its
service name
Use PCONSOLE to check.
The EPS NetWare access table
Use the Show Protocols NetWare Access command.
Scanning too many file servers can cause a delay
between jobs. Configure the access list to only scan for
jobs on the file servers of interest.
Table 5-2: NetWare Host Troubleshooting (NDS)
Area to Check
Explanation
The EPS NetWare access table
Use the Show Protocols NetWare Access command. By
default, only local file servers are scanned for queues.
The EPS login password and the
queue password on the file server
The passwords must match or the EPS will not be able to
log into the file servers to scan for jobs.
The EPS has successfully attached to
the queue
Type NETSTAT at the Local> prompt. This will display
information about fileservers, printers, and queues that
the EPS has found. If a queue is in JobPoll, the EPS has
successfully attached to the queue.
The DSTree, DSContext, and
DSLicense
Type Show Protocol NetWare NDS. This command
shows the tree and the context that you have configured, a
failure code, and an NDS error code for each server.
DSTree is the directory service tree on which the EPS is
located. DSContext is the context where the EPS is
located; it must match the context on the file server (The
DSContext must be of the following form:
ou=fruit.o=exotic). DSLicensed should be yes.
Printer and queue changes have prop- It may take a few minutes for the changes to propagate. If
agated through the NDS tree
the EPS doesn’t attach, reboot the EPS.
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NetWare Configuration
NetWare Host Troubleshooting
Table 5-3: NDS Errors from the File Server
Code
Meaning
Remedy
0xfffffda7
Object could not be
found in the given
context
Check the EPS server name, DScontext, and DStree to ensure
the printer server is set up correctly with PCONSOLE.
0xfffffda5
Requested attribute
could not be found
Use PCONSOLE to ensure that the EPS has associated printers and the printers have associated queues.
0xfffffd69
DS Database is locked An administrator is probably updating the database. Wait a
few minutes and issue the Set Protocol NetWare Reset command.
0xfffffd63
Invalid password
The password for the print server object under PCONSOLE
must match the EPS login password. If the login password on
the EPS is left as the default (access), there should be no password for the print server object.
0xfffffd54
Secure NCP violation
Turn down the NCP packet signature level so that it is not
required.
Table 5-4: NDS Printing Errors
Bit
Meaning
Remedy
1
Server out of memory
Turn the EPS off, wait a few seconds, and turn it back on. Disable
unused protocols and/or remove fileservers without print queues
from the NetWare access list.
2, 3
Unexpected response
from file server
Report the problem to Lantronix Technical Support.
4
No printers found for
the EPS
Ensure that there are printers for the EPS, and the printer names
match the service names on the EPS.
5
No printer queue found
Ensure that the printers have associated queues.
6
Login failed
Ensure there is a print server object configured with the same
name as the EPS.
7
Authentication failed
Ensure the EPS login password is the same as the print server
object password. If the EPS is using the default password (access),
there should be no print server object password.
8
Server cannot attach to
queue
Check the NDS partitions, replicas, and volumes to ensure the file
server where the queue lives has the correct information.
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6: LAT Configuration
The EZWebCon configuration software is the easiest way to configure the EPS. The following sections cover print configuration methods for LAT hosts.
Note:
The EPS needs an IP address before you can use EZWebCon. See
Setting the IP Address on page 4-1 for instructions.
LAT print queues can be created by printing to a port or printing to a service. Printing
directly to a port requires no EPS configuration.
Note:
Printing directly to a port is the easiest method for printing to the
EPS. If you would like instructions for printing to a service, see the
Print Server Reference Manual located on the CD-ROM.
6.1 Printing Directly to a Port
1
Create a LAT application port that references the EPS port.
Figure 6-1: Creating LAT Application Port
$ RUN SYS$SYSTEM:LATCP
LATCP> CREATE PORT LTAnnn/APPLICATION
LATCP> SET PORT LTAnnn/NODE=EPS_xxxxxx/PORT=Port_n
LATCP> EXIT
2
Create and start a print queue that uses the LAT application port.
Figure 6-2: Creating and Starting Print Queue
$ INITIALIZE/QUEUE/START/ON=LTAnnn:/PROCESSOR=LATSYM
/RETAIN=ERROR queue_name
3
Add the commands to the SYS$MANAGER:LAT$STARTUP.COM file so the
required LAT devices will be recreated after each host reboot.
Note:
4
LAT terminal device characteristics may have to be changed to correctly print certain files. See your VMS documentation for more information.
Print to the queue.
Figure 6-3: Printing to Queue
$ PRINT/QUEUE=queue_name filename.txt
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LAT Host Troubleshooting
LAT Configuration
6.2 LAT Host Troubleshooting
By default, the LAT error message codes on the host are not translated into text error messages. If a LAT job fails and appears in the queue with an eight-digit hex result code, the
code can be translated by issuing the following commands:
Figure 6-4: Translating LAT Error Codes
$ SHOW QUEUE/FULL/ALL queue_name
(note the error code nnnnnnnn)
$ SET MESSAGE SYS$MESSAGE:NETWRKMSG.EXE
$ EXIT %Xnnnnnnnn
Table 6-1: Troubleshooting LAT Configurations Using a Port
6-2
Area to check
Explanation
The specified node name matches the
EPS node name
Use the Show Server command to verify.
The specified port name matches the
port’s name
Use the List Port 1 command to verify.
7: AppleTalk Configuration
The EZWebCon configuration software is the easiest way to configure the EPS. The following sections cover print configuration methods for AppleTalk hosts.
Note:
The EPS needs an IP address before you can use EZWebCon. See
Setting the IP Address on page 4-1 for instructions.
Note:
Macintoshes that do not support EtherTalk will need either an
Ethernet card or a LocalTalk-to-EtherTalk router to use the EPS.
7.1 Bitronics
Printing from a Macintosh is only possible with a PostScript printer and bi-directional
communication between the EPS and that printer. The EPS supports the Bitronics interface, an extension to the standard Centronics interface. Printers that support Bitronics allow bi-directional communication. To enable Bitronics on an EPS port, use the Define
Port n Bitronics Enabled command.
Note:
MacOS 8.1 can also print via LPD. See the Print Server Reference
Manual located on the CD-ROM and web site for configuration
instructions.
7.2 Macintosh Services
Before attempting to print from a Macintosh, ensure that AppleTalk and PostScript are
both enabled on at least one service. Once a PostScript AppleTalk service is configured,
the service will appear in the Chooser as a LaserWriter in the same zone as the EPS. Select the service in the Chooser and complete the appropriate setup options. Then close
the Chooser window and print a test page of text to the Macintosh service.
7.3 AppleTalk Zones
If there is a router on the network, the EPS will appear in the default zone specified by
the router. To change the default zone use the Define Protocol AppleTalk Zone command.
If the EPS is attached to a network without an AppleTalk router, all AppleTalk devices
(including the EPS) will appear in the default zone in the Chooser.
Note:
If no router is present on the network, the EPS will not accept
AppleTalk print jobs for 60 seconds after booting.
7-1
AppleTalk Host Troubleshooting
AppleTalk Configuration
7.4 AppleTalk Host Troubleshooting
Table 7-1: AppleTalk Host Troubleshooting
Area to Check
Explanation
The printer is available to be selected
in the Chooser
Make sure the printer is in the right zone.
Bidirectional communication
Lock the printer in PostScript mode and issue the
Test Service PostScript Count n command. This
sends a job to the printer and waits for the response.
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8: DLC Configuration for LAN
Manager
The EZWebCon configuration software is the easiest way to configure the EPS. This
chapter explains DLC/Digital Network Port configuration for Windows NT 4.x hosts.
Note:
The Server needs an IP address before you can use EZWebCon. See
Setting the IP Address on page 4-1 for instructions.
Printing using an LPD client is the preferred method for sending print jobs to the EPS.
Windows 95 does not support DLC printing (see Chapter 4 for more information).
8.1 DLC Configuration
8.1.1 EPS Configuration
To use the DLC protocol, you must have one service with the DLC characteristic enabled. The DLC characteristic may be associated with only one service on a given EPS.
Figure 8-1: Enabling DLC
Local>> DEFINE SERVICE EPS_xxxxxx_P1 DLC ENABLED
8.1.2 Host Configuration
To send print jobs from a Windows NT host to the EPS, add the EPS as a Windows NT
printer.
1
Double-click the Printers icon in the Control Panel.
2
Double-click the Add Printer icon.
3
In the window that appears, select My Computer and click Next.
4
Select the Add Port button.
5
Select Hewlett-Packard Network Port and click New Port.
If Hewlett-Packard port is not one of the available options, you must install DLC
printing from your Windows NT system disks. DLC is not installed by default.
6
Enter the EPS hardware address. It is printed on the EPS bottom label.
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DLC Configuration
7
Select Job-based.
8
Select the manufacturer and printer type.
9
Enter the queue name.
DLC Configuration for LAN Manager
10 If applicable, choose Shared and select the operating system the printer will be
working with. (First confirm that the print queue is working.)
11 Test the printer.
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A: Contact Information
If you are experiencing an error that is not listed in Appendix B: or if you are unable to fix
the error, contact your dealer or Lantronix Technical Support at 800-422-7044 (US) or 949453-3990. Technical Support is also available via Internet email at [email protected]
A.1 Problem Report Procedure
When you report a problem, please provide the following information:
◆
Your name, and your company name, address, and phone number
◆
Lantronix EPS model number
◆
Lantronix EPS serial number
◆
Software version (use the Show Server command to display)
◆
Network configuration, including the information from a Netstat command
◆
Description of the problem
◆
Debug report (stack dump), if applicable
◆
Status of the unit when the problem occurred (please try to include information on
user and network activity at the time of the problem)
A.2 Full Contact Information
Address: 15353 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA
Phone: 949/453-3990
Fax: 949/453-3995
World Wide Web: http://www.lantronix.com
North American Direct Sales: 800/422-7055
North American Reseller Sales: 800/422-7015
North American Sales Fax: 949/450-7232
Internet: [email protected]
International Sales: 949/450-7227
International Sales Fax: 949/450-7231
Internet: [email protected]
Technical Support: 800/422-7044 or 949/453-3990
Technical Support Fax: 949/450-7226
Internet: [email protected]
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B: Troubleshooting
This Appendix discusses how to diagnose and fix errors quickly yourself without having to
contact a dealer or Lantronix. It will help to connect a terminal to the serial port while
diagnosing an error to view any summary messages that are displayed.
When troubleshooting, always ensure that the physical connections (power cable, network
cable, and serial cable) are secure. If you have trouble with wireless networking, it may
help to connect the EPS to a wired Ethernet network to verify that it is working properly
and to check the wireless settings.
Note:
Some unexplained errors may be caused by duplicate IP addresses on
the network. Make sure that your EPS IP address is unique.
B.1 Power-up Troubleshooting
There are several possible error situations if the LEDs do not flash.
Table B-1: Error Messages
Message
Diagnosis/Remedy
Power-up diagnostic failure (hardware
failure)
Note which LED is blinking and its color, then contact
your dealer or Lantronix Technical Support.
The EPS boots but does not try to load
the Flash ROM code
Set DIP switch 4 to Verbose mode. A brief description
of the problem will be queued to the parallel port and
printed.
Network Error: The ACT LED will
blink yellow 2-3 times per second
A. Make sure the Ethernet network cable is properly
connected and reboot the EPS.
B. If option A fails to resolve the problem, reload
Flash ROM. Refer to Appendix D.
B-1
Power-up Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Problem situations and error messages are listed in Table B-2. If you cannot find an
explanation for your problem, try to match it to one of the other errors. If you cannot
remedy the problem, contact your dealer or Lantronix Technical Support.
Table B-2: Power-up Problems and Error Messages
Problem/Message Error
Remedy
The EPS is
The unit or its power supply is
connected to a power damaged.
source, but there is
no LED activity.
Contact your dealer or Lantronix
Technical Support for a replacement.
The EPS is unable to This generally indicates a
complete power-up
hardware fault. One of the
diagnostics.
LEDs will be solid red for three
seconds, followed by one
second of another color.
Note the blinking LED and its color, then
contact your dealer or Lantronix
Technical Support. The EPS will not be
operational until the fault is fixed.
The EPS completes
its power-up and
boot procedures, but
there’s no noticeable
serial activity.
There is a problem with the
serial connection or the set-up
of the serial device.
Check the terminal setup and the physical
connections, including the cable pinouts
(see Appendix C). Try another serial
device or cable, or cycle power on the
EPS.
A rapidly-blinking OK LED
may signal boot failure.
Reboot the unit. When the EPS is running
normally, the OK LED blinks every two
seconds.
B-2
Troubleshooting
DHCP Troubleshooting
Table B-2: Power-up Problems and Error Messages, cont.
Problem/Message Error
Remedy
The terminal shows a The EPS is not connected
Boot> prompt rather properly to the Ethernet.
than a Local>
prompt.
The EPS Ethernet address is
invalid.
Ensure that the EPS is firmly connected
to a functional and properly-terminated
network node.
The EPS passes
power-up
diagnostics, but
attempts to download
new Flash ROM code
from a network host.
The EPS Ethernet address is located on
the bottom of the unit. Use the Change
Hardware command to set the correct
address, then reboot.
Init Noboot command was
entered.
See Entering Commands at the Boot
Prompt on page B-6.
If the OK LED blinks rapidly,
the Flash ROM code may be
corrupt.
Reboot the unit. If you get the same
message, you will need to reload Flash
ROM. See Reloading Software on page
D-2.
If you did not request a TFTP
boot, the flash ROM code is
corrupt. The unit will remain in
boot mode.
B.2 DHCP Troubleshooting
Table B-3: DHCP Troubleshooting
Area to Check
Explanation
DHCP is enabled on the EPS
Use the Set Server DHCP Enabled command.
If you manually enter an IP address, DHCP is automatically
disabled.
Make sure the DHCP server is
operational.
Check to see that the DHCP server is on and is functioning
correctly.
The EPS gets its IP address
from the DHCP server
Refer to the DHCP Manager on your DHCP server for
information about addresses in use. If the DHCP server
doesn’t list your EPS IP address, there may be a problem.
B-3
BOOTP Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
B.3 BOOTP Troubleshooting
If the BOOTP request is failing and you have configured your host to respond to the
request, check these areas:
Table B-4: BOOTP Troubleshooting
Area to Check
Explanation
BOOTP is in your system’s
/etc/services file
BOOTP must be an uncommented line in /etc/services.
The EPS is in the loadhost’s
/etc/hosts file
The EPS must be in this file for the host to answer a
BOOTP or TFTP request.
The download file is in the
correct directory and is worldreadable
The download file must be in the correct directory and
world-readable. Specify the complete pathname for the
download file in the BOOTP configuration file, or add a
default pathname to the download filename.
The EPS and host are in the same
IP network
Some hosts will not allow BOOTP replies across IP
networks. Either use a host running a different operating
system or put the EPS in the same IP network as the host.
B.4 RARP Troubleshooting
Table B-5: RARP Troubleshooting
Area to Check
Explanation
The EPS name and hardware address
in the host’s /etc/ethers file
The EPS name and hardware address must be in this
file for the host to answer a RARP request.
The EPS name and IP address in the
/etc/hosts file
The EPS name and IP address must be in this file for
the host to answer a RARP request.
The operating system
Many operating systems do not start a RARP server
at boot time. Check the host’s RARPD
documentation for details, or use the ps command to
see if there is a RARPD process running.
B-4
Troubleshooting
Printing Problems
B.5 Printing Problems
Table B-6: General Printing Problems
Area to Check
Explanation
Physical connections
To test a non-PostScript printer, use the Test Port EPS Count 100
command. This command will send 100 lines of test data out the
parallel port so you can see if the printer is receiving data.
Service characteristics
Use the Show Service Local Characteristics command from the
EPS Local> prompt to see if the desired service is available and to
verify that the appropriate protocols are enabled on the service.
The IP address
The IP address must be unique on the network. Many problems
can occur when there are duplicate IP addresses.
Queue Status and Port
counters
Use the Monitor Queue command to ensure queue entries appear
in the job list.
Use the Monitor Port n Counters command to verify that the
counter is incrementing with each job. If it is not, verify the
connection between the EPS and the printer.
B.5.1 PostScript Problems
PostScript printers will silently abort jobs if they detect an error.
Table B-7: PostScript Troubleshooting
Area to Check
Explanation
The EPS is communicating
with the printer
To test a PostScript printer, use the Test Port n PostScript
Count 2 command. This command will send 2 pages of
PostScript data out the parallel port. Watch the indicators on the
printer to verify that the EPS is communicating with the printer.
If the printer is capable of bidirectional communication, use the
Test Service EPS_xxxxxx_PS PostScript Count 5 command.
This will transfer data both to and from the printer.
Autoselection must be disabled and the printer must be
configured as a PostScript printer for this test to succeed.
The printer is configured to
use 8-bit characters
If special characters or bitmaps are not printing correctly, the
printer may be incorrectly configured to use 7-bit characters.
B-5
Entering Commands at the Boot Prompt
Troubleshooting
Table B-7: PostScript Troubleshooting, cont.
Area to Check
Explanation
Service Characteristics
Issue the Show Service Characteristics command. If the
service rating is zero, the parallel port is in use. Verify that the
PostScript characteristic and appropriate protocols have been
enabled on the service.
Port Counters
If PostScript jobs appear to print but nothing comes out of the
printer, verify the amount of data sent from the host. Issue the
appropriate print command from the host system. After the job
has completed, use the Show Port n Counters command.
The bytes output value should be approximately 171 bytes
greater than the size of the file on the host system. These
numbers are only approximate, but will show that data is
flowing to the printer.
B.5.2 Bitmap Graphics
If files that contain embedded bitmap graphics do not print correctly, it is probably because
the bitmaps are being sent as actual binary data and binary data cannot be printed via serial
or parallel interfaces.
Most major application packages have provisions to print using either binary postscript
(for printers connected to the network via LocalTalk) or hex postscript (for printers
connected to the network via a serial port or parallel port). If your application does not have
this provision, ask the application vendor for an upgrade version or “patch” that will add
the hex postscript function.
B.6 Entering Commands at the Boot
Prompt
If the Boot> prompt appears on the serial console instead of the Local> prompt, one of two
things may be wrong. Either the EPS does not have enough information to boot, or the
network or flash boot has failed. If pressing the Return key does not display a prompt,
press any other key. The Boot> prompt should appear.
If the EPS does not have enough information to boot, or the network or flash boot has
failed, it will print a message to the console and wait ten seconds for serial port activity. If
it detects serial port activity, it will continue booting provided the flash is good. However,
if the user presses a key during that time period, the EPS will display the Boot> prompt.
Note:
B-6
If you see the message “Will attempt another download in x minutes,”
press any key for the Boot> prompt.
Troubleshooting
Entering Commands at the Boot Prompt
A series of commands called Boot Configuration Program (BCP) commands can be entered
at the Boot> prompt to configure the EPS. These commands are a subset of the entire EPS
command set. For example, a typical TCP/IP configuration might use the following
commands:
Figure B-1: BCP Command Examples
Boot> Set IPADDRESS 192.0.1.229
Boot> Set SOFTWARE /tftpboot/EPS.SYS
Boot> Set LOADHOST 192.0.1.188
Boot> Set SECONDARY 192.0.1.22
Boot> FLASH
% Initialization begins in 5 seconds.....
These commands set the Server’s address, the software loadfile, and the loadhost’s IP
address (as well as that of a backup loadhost). The server then reboots using the Flash
command and will attempt to load the file EPS.SYS from the host at 192.0.1.188.
Flush NVR
This command is used to restore the EPS’s nonvolatile RAM to its factory default settings. It
will reset everything that is configurable on the
server, including the unit’s IP address.
Flash
This command will force the EPS to download
new operational code and reload it into Flash
ROM. This is necessary when a new version of
software is released and you wish to upgrade
your unit. If the server cannot download the file,
the code in Flash ROM will still be usable.
Help
Displays a one-page summary of available
commands and what they do.
Init 451
Reboots the EPS after it has been configured. If
the EPS can find and load the specified software
loadfile, it will restart itself with full functionality. If the loadfile is not found, the server will
attempt to reload continuously. If there is an error, or if the console’s Return key is pressed,
the EPS will re-enter the Boot Configuration
Program.
Set BOOTP {Enabled, Disabled}
Enables or disables the sending of BOOTP queries during the boot sequence. It is enabled by
default.
Set DHCP {Enabled, Disabled}
Enables or disables the sending of DHCP queries during the boot sequence. It is enabled by
default.
B-7
Entering Commands at the Boot Prompt
Set Hardware xx-xx-xx
Troubleshooting
Specifies the last three numbers of the server’s
Ethernet address. The first three numbers will
be supplied automatically.
The Ethernet address should have been set at
the factory. Setting an incorrect address could
cause serious network problems.
Set IPAddress ip_address
Specifies this server’s IP address. Uses the standard numeric format.
Set Loadhost ip_address
Specifies the host to attempt to load the file
from. The IP address should be in standard numeric format (no text names are allowed).
Set RARP {Enabled, Disabled}
Enables or disables the sending of RARP queries during the boot sequence. It is enabled by
default.
Set Secondary ip_address
Specifies a backup loadhost. The IP address
should be in standard numeric format (no text
names are allowed). The backup loadhost will
be queried if the primary host cannot load the
server.
Set Software filename
Specifies the name of the file to load. The EPS
will automatically add .SYS to the filename you
specify. Note that all protocols must have a filename specified (either the default or set by the
user). For more information, see Appendix D.
TCP/IP users must use the Software option to
specify the loadhost, the loadfile, and their own
network address.
TFTP users can specify a complete path name
(up to 31 characters) if the file is located in a directory other than the default.The case of the
filename must match that of the filename loaded onto the host computer.
Show Server
B-8
Use this command when issuing other commands to view the current EPS setup.
C: Pinouts
C.1 Ethernet Connector
Figure C-1: RJ45 Ethernet Connector
12345678
1
2
3
6
TX+
TXRX+
RX-
C.2 Parallel Connectors
Lantronix uses standard Centronics parallel connectors.
For optimum performance of your EPS, Lantronix recommends the use of high quality
parallel cables. Choose one of the following:
◆
A Lantronix parallel port cable, part number #500-011 (6 feet).
◆
Any other brand of IEEE Std. 1284-1994 compliant cable. Compliant cables can
easily be identified by the permanent label “IEEE Std. 1284-1994 compliant”
printed on the cable.
Note:
Non-compliant cables have the same type of connectors but different
electrical characteristics.
C-1
D: Updating Software
D.1 Obtaining Software
Current software files (EPS.SYS) are available on the distribution CD. You can obtain
software updates and release notes for the EPS from the Lantronix World Wide Web site
(www.lantronix.com), or by using anonymous FTP through the Internet
(ftp.lantronix.com).
D.1.1 Via the Web
The latest version of EPS.SYS can be downloaded from the Lantronix Web site. At the time
of this writing, the exact location of the files on the re-designed site was unkown.
Note:
As a result of Netscape Navigator’s configuration, it may try to open
the file as an ASCII text file. To avoid this, hold down the shift key
when choosing the software file.
D.1.2 Via FTP
The EPS software resides on the Lantronix FTP server (ftp.lantronix.com). Most of these
files are binary data, so the binary option must be used to transfer the files. All released files
are in the pub directory. Always download the README file in the pub directory before
downloading anything else; it contains a list of available software files.
To log into the FTP server, enter a username of anonymous and enter your full email
address as the password. The following text will be displayed:
Figure D-1: Sample FTP Login
230-Welcome to the Lantronix FTP Server.
230230-IMPORTANT: Please get the README file before proceeding.
230-IMPORTANT: Set BINARY mode before transferring executables.
220230-Direct questions to [email protected] or 800-422-7044 (US)
or 949-453-3990
230230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
Remote system type is [your type will be displayed here].
ftp>
D-1
Reloading Software
Updating Software
D.2 Reloading Software
The EPS stores software in Flash ROM to control the initialization process, operation, and
command processing. The contents of Flash ROM can be updated by downloading a new
version of the operational software via NetWare, TCP/IP, or MOP. Regardless of which
protocol is used to update Flash ROM, the following points are important:
◆
The Flash ROM software file name, EPS.SYS, should not be changed.
◆
The download file should be world-readable on the host.
◆
There is a sixteen character length limit for the path name.
◆
There is a twelve character limit for the filename.
◆
Define commands must be used because Set configurations are cleared when the
EPS boots. Use the List Server Boot command to check settings before rebooting.
Note:
It is important to check EPS settings before using the Initialize Reload
command to ensure that you are reloading the correct software file.
D.2.1 Reloading Sequence
If DHCP, BOOTP, or RARP is enabled on the EPS, the EPS will request assistance from a
DHCP, BOOTP, or RARP server before starting the download attempts. The EPS will then
try TFTP, NetWare, and MOP booting (in that order) provided that it has enough
information to try each download method.
Downloading and rewriting the Flash ROM will take approximately two minutes from the
time the Initialize command is issued. If the download file cannot be found or accessed,
the EPS can be rebooted with the code still in Flash ROM. The OK/ACT LED will blink
quickly while the EPS is booting (and reloading code) and then slowly when it returns to
normal operation.
Note:
If you experience problems reloading Flash ROM, refer to Troubleshooting Flash ROM Updates on page D-4.
D.2.1.1 TCP/IP
Before the EPS downloads the new software, it will send DHCP, BOOTP, and/or RARP
queries (all are enabled by default). Next, the EPS will attempt to download the EPS.SYS
file using TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol).
Note:
EZWebCon can also be used to reload software.
If a host provides DHCP, BOOTP, or RARP support, it can be used to set the EPS IP
address (all methods) and loadhost information (BOOTP and RARP only).
Some BOOTP and TFTP implementations require a specific directory for the EPS.SYS
file. See your host’s documentation for instructions.
D-2
Updating Software
Reloading Software
To manually configure the EPS IP parameters for software reload, use the following
commands.
Figure D-2: Configuring TCP/IP Reload
Local> SET PRIVILEGED
Password> SYSTEM (not echoed)
Local>> DEFINE SERVER IPADDRESS nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn
Local>> DEFINE SERVER SOFTWARE “/tftpboot/EPS.SYS”
Local>> DEFINE SERVER LOADHOST nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn
Local>> LIST SERVER BOOT
Local>> INITIALIZE RELOAD
Note:
For instructions on how to log into the EPS to enter these commands,
see the Getting Started chapter.
The path and filename are case-sensitive and must be enclosed in quotation marks. When
attempting to boot across an IP router, you must configure the router to proxy-ARP for the
EPS, or use the bootgateway feature. For more information, see Set/Define Bootgateway
in the Commands chapter of the Print Server Reference Manual located on the CD-ROM.
D.2.1.2 NetWare
The EPS.SYS file should be placed in the login directory on the NetWare file server. The
EPS cannot actually log into the file server (since it knows no username/password); it can
only access files in the login directory itself. On the EPS, specify the file server name,
filename, and path.
Figure D-3: Configuring NetWare Reload
Local> SET PRIVILEGED
Password> SYSTEM (not echoed)
Local>> DEFINE SERVER NETWARE LOADHOST fileserver
Local>> DEFINE SERVER SOFTWARE SYS:\LOGIN\EPS.SYS
Local>> INITIALIZE RELOAD
D.2.1.3 MOP
The EPS.SYS filename is the only parameter that the EPS needs to reload via MOP. Make
sure the service characteristic is enabled on the host’s Ethernet circuit, copy the EPS.SYS
file to the MOM$LOAD directory, and reload the EPS using the Initialize Reload
command. Be sure to use binary mode for the file transfer.
D-3
Troubleshooting Flash ROM Updates
Updating Software
D.3 Troubleshooting Flash ROM Updates
Many of the problems that occur when updating the Flash ROM can be solved by
completing the following steps:
Table D-1: Flash ROM Troubleshooting
Protocol
Area to Check
NetWare
Ensure the file is in the login directory. Since the EPS cannot actually log into the
file server, it has very limited access to the server directories.
TFTP
Check the file and directory permissions.
Ensure the loadhost name and address are specified correctly and that their case
matches that of the filenames on the host system.
Ensure the file and pathnames are enclosed in quotes to preserve case.
Ensure that TFTP is enabled on the host; several major UNIX vendors ship their
systems with TFTP disabled by default.
MOP
The Ethernet circuit must have the service characteristic enabled.
Ensure that the MOM$LOAD search path includes the directory containing the
EPS.SYS file.
D-4
E: Specifications
E.1 Power Information
E.1.1 Power Requirements
Voltage:
110 V AC US, 220 V AC International
Frequency:
47-63 Hz
Operating Current:
0.8 Amp (maximum)
Power Consumption:
25 Watts
Fuse Rating
1.6A, 250 Volts
E.1.2 Power Supply Cord
Cord type:
3 conductors, 1.0 mm2 minimum conductor size (approximately 18 AWG)
Rated for:
250 Volts AC, 10 Amps
Length:
3.0 meters
E.2 Environmental Limitations
E.2.1 Temperature
Operating range:
0° to 50° C (32° to 122° F)
Storage range:
-40° to 66° C (-40° to 151° F)
Max temp. change/hr:
20° C (36° F)
Rapid temperature changes may affect operation. Therefore, do not operate the EPS near
heating or cooling devices, large windows, or doors that open to the outdoors.
E-1
Environmental Limitations
Specifications
E.2.2 Altitude
Operating maximum:
2.4 km (8,000 ft)
Storage maximum:
9.1 km (30,000 ft)
If operating the EPS above 2.4 km (8000 ft.), decrease the operating temperature rating by
1° F for each 1000 ft.
E.2.3 Relative Humidity
E-2
Operating range:
10% to 90%, noncondensing (40% to 60% recommended)
Storage range:
10% to 90%, noncondensing
F: Frequently-used Commands
This appendix lists some of the most frequently-used commands of the Ethernet Print
Server command set. More information about the command set, including additional
options, can be found in the Print Server Reference Manual located on the CD-ROM.
F.1 Conventions
Please note the following before continuing:
◆
Commands are divided into Server (general), Port, and Protocol sections. Within
each section, commands are listed alphabetically.
◆
Commands may require privileged user status. Enter Set Privileged, then enter
the privileged password when prompted.
◆
When you enter a Define (or Purge) command, you must reboot the EPS for the
command to take effect. Alternately, you can issue several Set commands and
then a Save command to make the Set commands take effect without rebooting.
◆
When the abbreviated syntax “{EN/DIS}” is shown, you must choose either Enabled or Disabled to complete the command.
F-1
Server Commands
Frequently-used Commands
F.2 Server Commands
Table F-1: Frequently-used Server Commands
Command
Option(s)
Description
CONNECT option
servicename
Makes a connection to a LAT service.
LOCAL num
Makes a connection to the specified local port.
RLOGIN host
Makes an Rlogin connection to the specified
host (text name or numeric IP address).
TCP host
Makes a raw TCP connection to the specified
host (text name or numeric IP address).
TELNET host
Makes a Telnet connection to the specified host
(text name or numeric IP address).
DEFINE SERVER BOOTP {EN/DIS}
Enables or disables querying for a BOOTP host
at system boot time.
DEFINE SERVER DHCP {EN/DIS}
Enables or disables querying for a DHCP host at
system boot time.
DEFINE SERVER GATEWAY ipaddr
Specifies the host to be used as a TCP/IP gateway to forward packets between networks.
Enter an IP address.
DEFINE SERVER
INCOMING option
BOTH
Enables incoming LAT and Telnet connections.
LAT
Enables only incoming LAT connections.
NONE
Disables incoming connections.
TELNET
Enables only incoming Telnet connections.
PASSWORD
Causes the EPS to prompt for a password for all
incoming connections.
NOPASSWORD
Allows connections to be established without
prompting for a password.
DEFINE SERVER IPADDRESS ipaddr
Sets the EPS’s network IP address.
DEFINE SERVER LOADHOST ipaddr
Specifies the TCP/IP host from which the EPS
requests its run-time code.
DEFINE SERVER LOGIN PASSWORD
Sets a new password that will be required before
incoming logins are accepted. You will be
prompted for the new password (up to 6 alphanumeric characters, case-insensitive).
DEFINE SERVER NAME “newname”
Specifies a new name for the EPS. Names are
restricted in length; generally a name of 11 or
fewer characters is permissible.
F-2
Frequently-used Commands
Server Commands
Table F-1: Frequently-used Server Commands, cont.
Command
Option(s)
Description
DEFINE SERVER NETWARE LOADHOST
server
Specifies the NetWare host from which the EPS
requests its run-time code. Enter a file server
name of up to 11 characters.
DEFINE SERVER PRIVILEGED PASSWORD
Sets a new password that will be required for
privileged user status. You will be prompted for
the new password (up to 6 alphanumeric characters, case-insensitive).
DEFINE SERVER RARP {EN/DIS}
Enables or disables querying for a RARP host at
system boot time.
DEFINE SERVER SOFTWARE “filename”
Specifies the name or path (TCP) of the software download file. The filename can be up to
11 characters, and the pathname can be up to 26.
The EPS will add a “.SYS” extension.
DEFINE SERVER SUBNET MASK ipmask
Specifies the subnet mask to be used for the
EPS. The ipmask must be in n.n.n.n format.
HELP option
<nothing>
Displays a list of top-level (general) Help topics.
<keyword>
Displays information about the keyword(s)
entered. Multiple keywords must be specified in
the order they occur in a command.
DEFINE SERVICE “name” PORT num
DEFINE SERVICE
“name” option
Creates a new service and associates it with the
specified port.
APPLETALK {EN/DIS} Toggles whether the named service can be used
to service networks running the specified protoLANMAN {EN/DIS}
col. RTEL applies to TCP/IP networks.
LAT {EN/DIS}
NETWARE {EN/DIS}
RTEL {EN/DIS}
F-3
Server Commands
Frequently-used Commands
Table F-1: Frequently-used Server Commands, cont.
Command
Option(s)
Description
DEFINE SERVICE
“name” option
DLC {EN/DIS}
Specifies which service will handle print
requests from DLC hosts. DLC can be enabled
on one service per EPS.
BANNER {EN/DIS}
When Enabled, causes the EPS to print a banner
page before jobs.
BINARY {EN/DIS}
When Enabled, the EPS will not process data
passed through the service. This characteristic
should be enabled when printing PCL data.
EOJ string
Causes the EPS to send an end-of-job string to
the attached device after every job. Enter an end
string or the word none.
FORMFEED {EN/DIS} When Enabled, causes the EPS to append a
formfeed to the end of LPR print jobs.
POSTSCRIPT
{EN/DIS}
When Enabled, causes the EPS to assume the
attached device is a PostScript device and act
accordingly.
PSCONVERT {EN/DIS} When Enabled, causes the EPS to place a PostScript wrapper around each job.
DEFINE SERVICE
“name” option
INITIALIZE option
F-4
SOJ string
Causes the EPS to send a start-of-job string to
the attached device before every job. Enter a
start string or the word none.
TCPPORT string
Specifies a raw TCP listener socket for the service. Enter a socket number (4000 to 4999) or
the word none.
TELNETPORT string
Specifies a TCP listener socket for the service.
Unlike TCPport, this option performs Telnet
IAC interpretation on the data stream. Enter a
socket number (4000 to 4999) or the word none.
DELAY num
Schedules a reboot after num minutes. Enter a
value from 0 to 120.
CANCEL
Cancels an impending initialization.
FACTORY
Reboots the EPS to its factory default settings.
NOBOOT
Forces the EPS to stop in Boot Configuration
Mode rather than fully rebooting.
RELOAD
Forces the EPS to download new operational
code and reprogram its flash-ROM.
Frequently-used Commands
Port Commands
Table F-1: Frequently-used Server Commands, cont.
Command
Option(s)
Description
LOGOUT option
<nothing>
Logs out the current port (the port that issued
the command).
PORT num
Logs out the specified port.
LOCAL
Removes the definitions of all local services.
“service”
Removes the definition of the specified service.
PURGE SERVICE
option
SET PRIVILEGED
Enters privileged mode, provided the user enters
the proper privileged password when prompted.
{SHOW/MONITOR} QUEUE
Displays the status of EPS queues once (Show)
or continually every three seconds (Monitor).
{SHOW/MONITOR}
SERVER
<nothing>
Displays EPS information once (Show) or continually every three seconds (Monitor).
COUNTERS
Displays characteristics related to the various
counters kept by the EPS.
<nothing>
Displays characteristics about all configured
services once (Show) or continually every three
seconds (Monitor).
“service”
Displays only characteristics related to the
named service.
ALL
Zeroes all port, node, and server counters.
PORT num
Zeroes port counters for the specified port.
{SHOW/MONITOR}
SERVICE option
ZERO COUNTERS
option
F.3 Port Commands
Table F-2: Port Commands
Command
Option(s)
Description
DEFINE PORT n
ACCESS option
DYNAMIC
The port can initiate and receive connection
requests.
LOCAL
The port can initiate connection requests, and local
logins are permitted.
NONE
The port is unusable.
REMOTE
The port can receive host-initiated connection
requests.
F-5
Port Commands
Frequently-used Commands
Table F-2: Port Commands, cont.
Command
Option(s)
Description
DEFINE PORT n BITRONICS {EN/DIS}
When Enabled, ensures bidirectional functioning of
the parallel port. The attached printer must also support Bitronics mode.
DEFINE PORT n CHARACTER size
Toggles the port between 7-bit and 8-bit characters
(the default). Enter either 7 or 8.
DEFINE PORT n DSRLOGOUT {EN/DIS}
When Enabled, the port will be logged out automatically whenever DSR is deasserted.
DEFINE PORT n DTRWAIT {EN/DIS}
When Enabled, the EPS will not assert DTR on the
port when it is idle (no user logins or connections).
DEFINE PORT n FLOW CTS
option
{EN/DIS}
Specifies CTS/RTS (hardware) flow control.
Activates or deactivates the currently-configured
flow-control method.
NONE
Removes the current flow control settings.
XON
Specifies XON/XOFF (software) flow control.
DEFINE PORT n NAME “newname”
Enter a name of up to 16 alphanumeric characters
for the specified port.
DEFINE PORT n
PARITY option
parity
Enter even, odd, mark, or space. Specifying mark
or space will change the character size to 7 bits.
NONE
Specifies that no parity will be used (the default).
DEFINE PORT n SPEED baudnum
Sets the port’s baud rate. Acceptable baudnum values range from 300 to baud.
{SHOW/MONITOR} PORT n
Displays the port’s configuration characteristics
once (Show) or continually every three seconds
(Monitor). Counters and Status keywords can be
added.
TEST PORT n option
COUNT rows
WIDTH cols
Sends an ASCII data stream to the port for the specified number of rows and/or columns.
POSTSCRIPT
Sends a PostScript test page to the port.
F-6
Frequently-used Commands
Protocol Commands
F.4 Protocol Commands
In the following table, PROTO is an abbreviation for the optional keyword PROTOCOL.
Table F-3: Protocol Commands
Command
Option(s)
Description
DEFINE PROTO
APPLETALK option
{EN/DIS}
Enables or Disables the AppleTalk protocol for
the EPS.
ZONE newzone
Places the EPS in a zone other than the default.
{EN/DIS}
Enables or Disables the TCP/IP protocol for the
EPS.
GATEWAY ipaddr
See DEFINE SERVER GATEWAY ipaddr.
IPADDRESS ipaddr
See DEFINE SERVER IPADDRESS ipaddr.
LOADHOST ipaddr
See DEFINE SERVER LOADHOST ipaddr.
DEFINE PROTO IP
option
NAMESERVER ipaddr Specifies the IP address of the host that will
resolve text host names into their numeric equivalents for TCP/IP connection attempts.
DEFINE PROTO
LANMAN option
{EN/DIS}
DEFINE PROTO LAT {EN/DIS}
option
DEFINE PROTO
NETWARE option
Enables or Disables the LAN Manager protocol
for the EPS.
Enables or Disables the LAT protocol for the
EPS.
LICENSE string
Enables LAT on multi-port EPS’s. Enter the
license string obtained from Lantronix.
{EN/DIS}
Enables or Disables the NetWare (IPX) protocol
for the EPS.
DSCONTEXT string
Configures the NetWare Directory Services context in which the EPS is located. For more information about NDS contexts, see your NDS
documentation.
DSLICENSE string
Configures the NetWare Directory Services
license needed to enable NDS on your EPS. Enter
the license string obtained from Lantronix.
DSTREE string
Configures the NetWare Directory Services tree
in which the EPS is located. For more information
about NDS trees, see your NDS documentation.
F-7
Protocol Commands
Frequently-used Commands
Table F-3: Protocol Commands, cont.
Command
Option(s)
Description
DEFINE PROTO
NETWARE
ENCAPSULATION
option {EN/DIS}
NATIVE
Configures the EPS to use the “native mode”
frame format.
ETHER_II
Configures the EPS to use Ethernet v2 frame format.
802_2
Configures the EPS to use 802.2 frame format
with NetWare SAPs.
SNAP
Configures the EPS to use 802.2 frame format
with SNAP SAPs.
DEFINE PROTO NETWARE LOADHOST
server
See DEFINE SERVER NETWARE LOADHOST
server.
PURGE IPSECURITY ALL
option
ipaddress
Removes the entire IP security table.
PURGE PROTO NET- ALL
WARE ACCESS
server
option
{SHOW/MONITOR} PROTO protocolname
F-8
Removes entries from the IP security table that
are related to the specified IP address.
Removes all entries from the NetWare access list.
Removes entries from the NetWare access list that
are related to the specified file server.
Displays operating characteristics of the specified
protocol.
Warranty Statement
Lantronix warrants for a period of FIVE years from the date of shipment that each EPS1 and EPS2
Ethernet Print Server supplied shall be free from defects in material and workmanship. During this
period, if the customer experiences difficulties with a product and is unable to resolve the problem
by phone with Lantronix Technical Support, a Return Material Authorization (RMA) will be
issued. Following receipt of a RMA number, the customer is responsible for returning the product
to Lantronix, freight prepaid. Lantronix, upon verification of warranty will, at its option, repair or
replace the product in question, and return it to the customer freight prepaid. No services are
handled at the customer’s site under this warranty.
Lantronix warrants software for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of shipment that each
software package supplied shall be free from defects and shall operate according to Lantronix
specifications. Any software revisions required hereunder cover supply of distribution media only
and do not cover, or include, any installation. The customer is responsible for return of media to
Lantronix and Lantronix for freight associated with replacement media being returned to the
customer.
Lantronix shall have no obligation to make repairs or to cause replacement required through
normal wear and tear of necessitated in whole or in part by catastrophe, fault or negligence of the
user, improper or unauthorized use of the Product, or use of the Product in such a manner for which
it was not designed, or by causes external to the Product, such as, but not limited to, power or
failure of air conditioning.
There are no understandings, agreements, representations or warranties, express or implied,
including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, other than those
specifically set out above or by any existing contract between the parties. Any such contract states
the entire obligation of Lantronix. The contents of this document shall not become part of or
modify any prior or existing agreement, commitment or relationship
The information, recommendation, description and safety notations in this or other documents
supplied by Lantronix are based on general industry experience and judgment with respect to such
hardware and software. THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED TO BE ALL
INCLUSIVE OR COVERING ALL CONTINGENCIES. NO OTHER WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY, OR WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF
DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, ARE MADE REGARDING THE INFORMATION,
RECOMMENDATIONS, DESCRIPTIONS AND SAFETY NOTATIONS CONTAINED
HEREBY AND IN HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SPECIFICATION DOCUMENTATION,
OR INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED BY Lantronix. In no event will Lantronix be responsible to the
user in contract, in tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise for any special, indirect,
incidental or consequential damage or loss of equipment, plant or power system, cost of capital,
loss of profits or revenues, cost of replacement power, additional expenses in the use of existing
software, hardware, equipment or facilities, or claims against the user by its employees or
customers resulting from the use of the information, recommendations, descriptions and safety
notations supplied by Lantronix. Lantronix liability is limited (at its election) to (1) refund of
buyer’s purchase price for such affected products (without interest); (2) repair of such products, or
(3) replacement of such products, provided however, that the buyer follows the procedures set forth
herein
Warranty claims must be received by Lantronix within the applicable warranty period. A replaced
product, or part thereof, shall become the property of Lantronix and shall be returned to Lantronix
at the Purchaser’s expense. All return material must be accompanied by a return material
authorization number assigned by Lantronix.
Declaration of Conformity
(according to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014)
Manufacturer’s
Name & Address:
Lantronix
15353 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA
Declares that the product:
Product Name:
Model
Name/Number:
Print Server
EPS1
EPS2
Conforms to the following standards or other normative documents:
Safety:
Electromagnetic
Emissions:
Electromagetic
Immunity:
EN60950:1988+A1, A2
EN55022: 1998 (CISPR 22, Class A: 1993, A1: 1995, A2: 1996)
IEC 1000-3-2/A14: 2000
IEC 1000-3-3: 1994
EN55024: 1998 Information Technology Equipment-Immunity
Characteristics
IEC 6100-4-2: 1995 Electro-Static Discharge Test
IEC 6100-4-3: 1996 Radiated Immunity Field Test
IEC 6100-4-4: 1995 Electrical Fast Transient Test
IEC 6100-4-5: 1995 Power Supply Surge Test
IEC 6100-4-6: 1996 Conducted Immunity Test
IEC 6100-4-8: 1993 Magnetic Field Test
IEC 6100-4-11: 1994 Voltage Dips & Interrupts Test
(L.V.D. Directive 73/23/EEC)
Supplementary
Information:
The product complies with the requirements of the
Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC and the EMC Directive 89/336/
EEC.
Warning: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment,
this product may cause radio interference in which case the user
may be required to take adequate measures.
Manufacturer’s
Contact:
Director of Quality Assurance, Lantronix
15353 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA
General Tel: 949/453-3990
Fax: 949/453-3995
Index
Symbols
/etc/hosts 4-2
Numerics
10BASE-T 2-1, 2-4
A
Access list, NetWare 5-2
ACT LED B-1
AppleTalk 3-2, 7-1–7-2
Chooser 7-1
Configuration 7-1
Router 7-1
Troubleshooting 7-2
Zones 7-1, 7-2
Application port, LAT 6-1
ARP table 4-2
AUI 2-1, 2-4
B
Back panel 2-1
Banner 4-3, 4-11
BCP (Boot Configuration Program)
B-7
Bindery 5-1
Bitmap graphics troubleshooting B-6
Bitronics 3-2, 7-1
Boot prompt B-1, B-6
BOOT sequence 2-4
BOOTP 4-1, 4-3, 5-5, D-2
Troubleshooting B-4
Bottom label 2-1
C
Cables C-1
Centronics 7-1, C-1
Chooser (Macintosh) 7-1
CLI (Command Line Interface) 4-1,
4-3
Commands F-1–F-8
Configuration
AppleTalk 7-1
DIP switches 2-1
Initial setup 3-1
LAT 6-1
NetWare 5-1
TCP/IP 4-1
Console terminal 3-2
Contact information A-1
D
DB25 2-1
Default service 3-2
Defaults, restoring B-7
DHCP 4-3, B-3, B-7, D-2
Troubleshooting B-3
Digital Network Port 8-1
DIP switches 2-1, 2-3
Displaying current settings B-8
DOS 4-2
Download file B-4
E
Error codes, LAT 6-2
Ethernet
Address B-8
Ethernet address 4-2
Locating on Server 2-1
Ethernet connector C-1
EtherTalk 7-1
EZWebCon 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 7-1, 8i
F
Index
1
F
Factory defaults B-7
Filters, input/output 4-4
Flash B-1, D-2
Troubleshooting D-4
Updates B-2, D-2
Flash ROM B-3
Reloading B-7
Flush NVR B-7
Front panel 2-1
FTP 3-1, D-1
H
Hardware address 4-2, B-4, B-8
I
Incoming logins 3-1
Installation 2-3
Introduction 1-1
IP address 3-1, 4-1, 4-7, 5-1, 6-1, 71, 8-1, B-1, B-4
Configuring 4-1, B-8
Configuring via BOOTP 4-3
Configuring via command line
4-3
Configuring via DHCP 4-3
Configuring via Ping 4-1
Configuring via RARP 4-3
IPX (NetWare) 5-1–5-4
J
Java 3-1
L
LAN Manager 3-2, 8-1–8-2
Lantronix
Contact information A-1
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Technical support 5-1, A-1
Web site 5-1
LAT 3-2, 6-1
Application port 6-1
Error codes 6-2
Printing to port 6-1
Printing to service 6-1
Queue 6-1
Troubleshooting 6-2
LEDs 2-2, B-1, B-2
Loadfile B-8
Loadhost B-8
Local prompt B-3
Local> prompt 3-2, 4-1
LocalTalk 7-1
Logins
Incoming 3-1
Password 3-1, 3-2
Remote console 3-1
Service 3-2
lpc 4-11
LPD 4-8, 7-1, 8-1
LPR 4-3, 4-8
AIX 4-8
HP 4-9
Print command 4-8
SCO Unix 4-10
UNIX (Generic) 4-7
Windows NT 4-4
lpstat 4-11
M
Macintosh 7-1
Chooser 7-1
EtherTalk 7-1
LocalTalk 7-1
OS 8.1 and LPD 7-1
Zones 7-2
MOP
Reloading software D-3
Index
N
Named pipe interface 4-4
Nameserver 4-2
NDPS 5-1
NDS 5-1
Directory service context 5-2
Directory service tree 5-2
License 5-1, 5-2
NetWare 3-2, 5-1–5-4
Access list 5-2
Administrator 5-1, 5-2
Bindery 5-1
NDS 5-1, 5-2
PCONSOLE 5-3
Reloading software D-3
Troubleshooting 5-4
NVRAM B-7
O
OK LED 2-2
P
Parallel port 2-1, C-1
Service 3-2
Passwords
Login 3-1, 3-2
Privileged 3-1, F-1
PCONSOLE 5-1, 5-3
Ping 4-1
Pinouts C-1
Ports
Parallel 2-1, C-1
Serial 2-1
PostScript 7-1
Troubleshooting B-5
Power
Connector 2-1
Cord E-1
Specifications E-1
N
Supplying 2-4
Troubleshooting B-1
Power-up troubleshooting B-2
Print pipe 4-11
Print queue 3-2, 4-4, 4-9, 4-10, 5-3,
6-1, 8-2
Print troubleshooting B-5
Printcap file 4-11
Printing a test page 2-4
Printing to a queue 4-8, 4-9, 6-1
Privileged password 3-1, F-1
Problem report procedure A-1
Product description 2-1
Prompt, Local> 3-2
Prompts
Boot B-1, B-6
Local B-3
Protocols 1-1
AppleTalk 3-2, 7-1
LAN Manager 3-2
LAT 3-2, 6-1
NetWare 3-2, 5-1
TCP/IP 3-2, 4-1
Protocols supported 1-1
PWR LED 2-2
Q
QINST 5-1
Queue 1-1, 3-2, 4-4, 4-9, 4-10, 5-1,
5-2, 5-3, 6-1, 8-2
R
RARP 4-1, 4-3, B-4, B-8, D-2
RARPD process B-4
Troubleshooting B-4
Rebooting B-7
Reloading software B-7, D-2
MOP D-3
NetWare D-3
iii
S
Index
TCP/IP D-2
Remote console logins 3-1
Remote printer 3-2
Remote queue 3-2
Reset/Test button 2-4
Restoring defaults B-7
RJ45 2-1, C-1
RTEL 4-3, 4-4, 4-11
T
TCP/IP 3-2, 4-1–4-12, 8-1, B-1
Reloading software D-2
Telnet 3-2, 4-2, 4-12
Test page 2-4
Test/Reset button 2-4
TFTP D-2
Top panel 2-2
Troubleshooting B-1–B-8
AppleTalk 7-2
Bitmap graphics B-6
BOOTP B-4
DHCP B-3
Flash (software) updates D-4
LAT 6-2
NetWare 5-4
PostScript B-5
Power-up B-1, B-2
Printing B-5
RARP B-4
Unix 4-12
S
SAM 4-9
Serial LED 2-2
Serial port 2-1
Service 3-2
Server 3-1
Name, changing 3-2
Name, default 2-1, 4-11
Service 3-1, 3-2, 5-3, 7-1
Default 3-2
Name 4-11
Service announcements (LAT) 3-2
SMIT 4-8
Software file B-4, D-2
Software updates D-1
FTP D-1
Web D-1
Specifications E-1
Altitude E-2
Environmental E-1
Power E-1
Relative Humidity E-2
Temperature E-1
Spooling directory 4-4
Supplying power 2-4
System Administration Mgr (SAM)
4-9
System Mgmt Interface Tool (SMIT)
4-8
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U
UNIX named pipe interface 4-11
Updating software D-1
V
VMS 6-2
W
Windows 4-2, 4-3, 8-1
Z
Zones, AppleTalk 7-1, 7-2
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