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HyperNet Fastprint

Multiprotocol

Ethernet/Fast Ethernet

Print Server

Administration Guide

Information in this document is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. All brand names are registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Copyright Statement

Copyright ©1999

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Table of Contents

A

BOUT

T

HIS

G

UIDE

........................................................................ 1

What’s Not Covered in This User’s Guide ..................................................... 1

Contents of the User’s Guide ......................................................................... 1

I

NTRODUCTION

............................................................................... 1

Background on Print Servers ......................................................................... 1

HyperNet Fastprint Print Server Administration Features ............................ 3

I

NSTALLING AND

S

TARTING THE

E

THER

P A

DMIN

P

ROGRAM

...... 4

System Requirements...................................................................................... 4

Installing EtherP Admin................................................................................. 4

Starting EtherP Admin ................................................................................... 5

G

ETTING

S

TARTED

S

ETTING UP

Y

OUR

P

RINT

S

ERVER

................. 6

Choosing a Name for Your Print Server ........................................................ 6

Setting a Password for Your Print Server ...................................................... 7

Changing Print Server Port Settings.............................................................. 8

Testing Your Print Server............................................................................. 11

S

ETTING UP

N

OVELL

N

ET

W

ARE

3.

X

P

RINTING

........................... 11

Introduction to Novell NetWare Printing ..................................................... 11

Setting up as a NetWare Print Server .......................................................... 13

Setting up as a NetWare Remote Printer...................................................... 15

Printing from Client Workstations ............................................................... 16

Windows 95 Client Workstations...........................................................................16

Windows NT 4.0 (and later) Client Workstations ..................................................18

Windows NT 3.51 Client Workstations..................................................................19

Windows 3.x and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Workstations ...........................20

MS-DOS/PC-DOS Workstations ...........................................................................21

NetWare Settings .......................................................................................... 21

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ETTING UP

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OVELL

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ET

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ARE

4.

X

P

RINTING

........................... 23

NetWare Directory Services ......................................................................... 23

Setting up as a NetWare Print Server .......................................................... 24

Setting up as a NetWare Remote Printer...................................................... 26

Printing from Client Workstations ............................................................... 27

Windows 95 Workstations......................................................................................27

Windows NT 4.0 (and later) Client Workstations ..................................................28

Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Workstations ...........................29

MS-DOS/PC-DOS Workstations ...........................................................................30

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S

ETTING UP

M

ICROSOFT

N

ETWORK

P

RINTING

........................... 30

Setting up the Print Server for Microsoft Networking.................................. 31

Printing from Client Workstations ............................................................... 32

Windows 95 Client Workstations...........................................................................32

Windows NT 4.0 (and later) Client Workstations ..................................................34

Windows NT 3.51 Client Workstations..................................................................35

Windows for Workgroups Client Workstations......................................................36

MS-DOS/PC-DOS Workstations ...........................................................................38

Keeping the Print Queue on a Windows NT Server ..................................... 38

S

ETTING UP

A

PPLE

T

ALK

P

RINTING

............................................. 40

Setting up the Print Server for AppleTalk Printing ...................................... 41

Printing from MacOS Client Workstations .................................................. 42

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ETTING UP

U

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TCP/IP P

RINTING

........................................... 43

Configuring TCP/IP Network Settings ......................................................... 43

Allowing SNMP-based Management .....................................................................44

Setting up SNMP Traps..........................................................................................45

Printing Text Files from Unix ...................................................................... 45

Printing from BSD Unix Versions ................................................................ 46

Printing from SCO Unix System V/386 ........................................................ 47

Printing from Solaris.................................................................................... 48

Printing from Windows NT........................................................................... 49

Printing using TFTP .................................................................................... 50

Printing using FTP....................................................................................... 50

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THER

P A

DMIN

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DMINISTRATION

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The EtherP Admin Main Window................................................................. 52

Filtering the List of Print Servers................................................................. 53

Working with Environment Files and Preferences....................................... 54

Monitoring Printer Status ............................................................................ 55

Checking NetWare Print Jobs ...................................................................... 56

Configuring NetWare Print Services............................................................ 57

Managing Print Queues ..........................................................................................57

Managing Printers ..................................................................................................59

Managing Print Servers ..........................................................................................60

Resetting the Print Server ............................................................................ 61

Upgrading the Print Server’s Internal Firmware ........................................ 62

T

ROUBLESHOOTING

P

RINT

S

ERVER

P

ROBLEMS

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Using the EtherP Admin Device Diagnostics Window................................. 63

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PPENDIX

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Setting an IP Address without EtherP Admin .............................................. 64

Accessing the Telnet Interface...................................................................... 65

Changing TCP/IP Settings ........................................................................... 65

Changing Server Settings ............................................................................. 67

Changing the Print Server Password ........................................................... 68

Changing Port Settings ................................................................................ 69

Changing AppleTalk Settings ....................................................................... 70

Displaying Configuration Information......................................................... 71

Resetting the Print Server ............................................................................ 71

Upgrading Print Server Firmware............................................................... 72

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About This Guide

This User’s Guide describes the operation of the EtherP Admin program, which can be used to conveniently configure and manage your HyperNet Fastprint print server from any personal computer running the Windows 3.1x, Windows for Workgroups

3.11, Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0 or later, or Windows 95 or later operating systems. Once your print server is configured, you can use it for printing from any

Novell NetWare, TCP/IP, AppleTalk, or Microsoft network.

This Guide also describes the telnet

interface, which you can use to configure your print server without the use of a Windows-based PC.

What Isn't Covered in This User’s Guide?

This User’s Guide concentrates on the software setup and management of your

HyperNet Fastprint print server. Information about how to connect the print server to the network, to power, and to your printer(s), is covered in the print server’s hardware User’s Guide.

Contents of the User’s Guide

This User’s Guide is divided into three parts:

Part I gives an overview of your HyperNet Fastprint print server and of the

Windows-based EtherP Admin program you can use to manage it.

Part II covers the initial steps you will need to take to set up your print server, configure it for printing from various network systems, and allow client workstations to use it to print documents.

Part III covers daily administration tasks, how to troubleshoot problems with your print server, and how to use the telnet

interface.

Introduction

This chapter introduces the printing and administration features of the HyperNet

Fastprint of network print server products, and of the EtherP Admin program that you can use to set up and administer HyperNet Fastprint print server.

Background on Print Servers

Before personal computer networking became common, users who wanted to print from their personal computers needed to have a directly-connected printer. As laser

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printers became common, it became too expensive for each user to have a dedicated printer, and some form of print sharing became even more necessary.

The simplest form of print sharing involves a switch box:

A switch box can make it more convenient for two or more users to share a single printer, but it requires long print cables unless the two users are close together. The users also have to coordinate their printing, which becomes difficult if more than two computers share a printer.

Server-based network operating systems (such as Novell NetWare) make it possible for a larger number of users to share printers. When a workstation user prints a document, network software on the workstation takes a file of instructions for the printer and stores them in a print queue on the server. The server takes each job in the print queue and sends it to the printer, which is either attached to the server itself or to one of the workstations on the network.

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This arrangement allows a large number of people to share printers, and makes it possible to centrally manage the printers and their print queues.

This method has several disadvantages, however:

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It increases the load on the file server.

The file server has a limited number of printer ports available.

If printers are attached to the file server, then they have to be located near the server instead of near the users, which may be inconvenient.

If printers are attached to user workstations, then print jobs will be delayed or printed more slowly as they are sent to the workstation. The remote printer software used on the workstation may also be incompatible with other software used on the workstation.

Remote print servers such as the HyperNet Fastprint multi-protocol network print servers make network printing more practical, because:

Network print servers can be located anywhere on the network, making it easy to place printers near the people who will be using them.

It is easy to centrally manage network print servers.

The load on network servers is reduced.

Multi-protocol print servers make it possible for printers to be shared by people using different network operating systems.

HyperNet Fastprint Print Server Administration Features

HyperNet Fastprint print servers can be centrally administered using the EtherP

Admin program, making it convenient to manage all of your Ehter P-series print servers from a single Windows-based interface. EtherP Admin features include:

Allows setup and modification of parameters for the server’s printer ports, the server itself and for the NetWare (IPX/SPX), Microsoft Networking

(NetBEUI), TCP/IP, and AppleTalk protocols.

Allows administrators to view the status of each of the server’s printer ports, including the printer status display if the printer supports PJL (Printer Job

Language).

Can display server statistics and status for troubleshooting purposes.

Provides a convenient interface for setting up Novell NetWare 3.x servers (and

4.x servers in Bindery Emulation mode).

Allows the print server’s internal software to be conveniently upgraded to a new version.

In addition to EtherP Admin server based administration, HyperNet Fastprint print servers also support a telnet

-based interface for networks that do not use Windowsbased personal computers. This interface supports viewing and modifying all server, port, TCP/IP, and AppleTalk-related settings.

Network administrators using the industry-standard SNMP network management protocol can also monitor the print server from any network management console.

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Installing and Starting the EtherP Admin Program

This chapter lists the requirements that your computer system should meet before you can install EtherP Admin, tells how to install the program, and how to start it.

System Requirements

We recommend that your system meet the following requirements to be able to use the EtherP Admin program:

A PC-compatible computer with a 386 or faster processor

One of the following Windows operating systems:

Microsoft Windows version 3.1x

Microsoft Windows for Workgroups version 3.11

Microsoft Windows 95 or later

Microsoft Windows NT 3.51, 4.0 or later.

4 megabytes of main memory (RAM)

At least 4 megabytes of free hard disk space

A Windows-compatible mouse or other pointing device

An Ethernet network card with appropriate drivers (either NDIS or ODI)

You should also check your computer’s settings:

If you are using a screen resolution larger than 640 x 480 (standard VGA), the

EtherP Admin display will look best if you use a “Small Fonts” setting.

You need to have the IPX network protocol and the Novell NetWare client services enabled. EtherP Admin uses the IPX protocol for communicating with the print server.

You only need to have one workstation that meets the above requirements. It is not necessary to run the EtherP Admin program on every workstation. Ordinary network stations will still be able to print to your HyperNet Fastprint print server.

If you will only be using TCP/IP (U

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) and/or AppleTalk protocols, you can use the telnet

interface instead of the Windows-based EtherP Admin. For more information about using the telnet

interface, see the Appendix: Telnet Interface Administration section on page 64.

Installing EtherP Admin

Follow the procedure outlined below to install EtherP Admin:

1. Insert EtherP Admin installation disk 1 into your system’s 3.5” floppy drive

(A: or B:).

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2. If you are using Windows 3.1x or Windows NT 3.51, choose Run… from the

Program Manager’s File menu. Under Windows 95/Windows NT 4.x or later

Windows-based operating systems, choose Run… from the Start menu on the taskbar. When the dialog box appears, type the pathname of the Setup program on the floppy drive (

A:\SETUP

or

B:\SETUP

) and click OK.

3. The Setup program will begin by copying some files and ask for your confirmation. Click the Next > button to continue.

4. The Setup program will then ask you to select a directory on your hard disk where you want it to install the EtherP Admin program. If you want a destination directory path other than the one shown, click the Browse... button to select it.

Click the Next > button to continue the installation.

5. The setup program will copy EtherP Admin program files to the directory you selected, as well as create an EtherP Admin program group. Press the Finish button to complete the installation.

Once the installation is complete, you can begin using EtherP Admin.

Starting EtherP Admin

If you are using Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 (or a later version of Windows), to start the EtherP Admin program:

1. Press the Start button in the taskbar.

2. Within the Programs menu, select EtherP Admin.

3. Select the EtherP Admin program.

For Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups 3.1x, or Windows NT 3.51,

1. In the Program Manager, double-click on the EtherP Admin program group icon to open it.

2. Double-click the EtherP Admin program icon.

The EtherP Admin program will then be ready for use. A sample EtherP Admin display is shown below:

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Instructions for using EtherP Admin to perform network print server “initial setup” tasks are found in the next chapter, Getting Started Setting up Your Print Server.

For information about using EtherP Admin for other types of print server administration, see the EtherP Admin Administration chapter starting on page 52.

Detailed explanation of the EtherP Admin main window display may be found on page 52.

Getting Started Setting up Your Print Server

Before you can print over the network using your HyperNet Fastprint print server, you may need to perform some basic setup tasks. These include:

Choosing a name for your print server.

Setting a password to protect your print server’s settings from unauthorized modifications.

Choosing names for the print server’s individual printer ports, and changing the port settings.

Testing the operation of the print server and checking that the print server is connected properly.

Once you have finished with these tasks, you can proceed to set up network printing for Novell NetWare, Microsoft Networks, AppleTalk networks, and U

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TCP/IP systems. Information about setting up printing on these network types is covered in the following chapters.

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Choosing a Name for Your Print Server

Each HyperNet Fastprint network print server has a server name. When the print server is shipped from the factory, it has a default name of the form

PS-xxxxxx

, where

xxxxxx

represents the last six digits of the Ethernet address found on the print server’s underside sticker.

You can choose any name you like for your print servers, provided that:

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The server name is less than 15 characters long.

The server does not have the same name as any Novell NetWare fileserver on your network.

The server does not have the same name as any of the print servers configured for your Novell network.

The server does not have the same name as any Microsoft Networking client or server.

Uppercase and lowercase letters are not distinguished in print server names.

It is recommended that you limit your print server name to 15 characters, chosen from the letters

A

to

Z

, the digits

0

to

9

, and the hyphen (“

-

”) character. Names that violate this recommendation may not be usable with some networks.

To change your print server’s name,

1. Select the print server in the EtherP Admin main window’s server name display (or extended server display).

2. Choose Server Device... from the Configuration menu, or press the

Configure Server button in the toolbar. (If you have already assigned a password to the server, you will have to enter it at this point.) EtherP Admin will display the Server Device Configuration window.

3. In the Server Name field, enter the name you have chosen for the server, and press OK.

4. Choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu, or press the Save

Configuration button on the toolbar. This will store the new settings into the print server and restart it.

Your print server will now be accessible under the new name.

Setting a Password for Your Print Server

Unless you set a password, anyone on your network will be able to change your print server’s settings. If your local network is connected to the Internet, then it may be possible to change your print server’s configuration from anywhere in the world using the telnet

interface. To protect your print server’s integrity, you should set a password for your print server, and record it in a safe place.

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To set the print server’s password,

1. Select the print server in the EtherP Admin main window’s server name display (or extended server display).

2. Choose Server Device... from the Configuration menu, or press the

Configure Server button in the toolbar. (If you have already assigned a password to the server, you will have to enter it at this point.) EtherP Admin will display the Server Device Configuration window.

3. In the Password field, enter the password you have chosen for the server, and press OK.

4. EtherP Admin will ask you to confirm your new password. Enter the password a second time and press OK.

5. Choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu, or press the Save

Configuration button on the toolbar. This will store the new settings into the print server and restart it.

WARNING: Do not forget or lose your print server password. If you forget it, you will have to contact

your service representative to change the password.

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Changing Print Server Port Settings

Your HyperNet Fastprint network print server provides a number of parallel and/or serial printer ports. For each port, you can determine:

The name of the port

A comment describing the port

For parallel ports,

Whether or not data can be sent to the port at high speed

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Whether or not the attached printer supports HP’s PJL (Printer Job

Language) protocol.

For serial ports,

The serial port speed (baud rate), in bits per second.

How many data bits are sent per byte

How many stop bits are sent with each byte

Whether or not a parity bit is sent, and if so what kind (even or odd parity)

Whether or not software flow control is used (XON/XOFF)

Whether or not hardware flow control should be used, and if so what kind

(DTR, RTS, or DTR/RTS).

To set the parameters for a printer port,

1. Select the print server in the EtherP Admin main window’s server name display (or extended server display).

2. Choose Server Device... from the Configuration menu, or press the

Configure Server button in the toolbar. (If you have assigned a password to the server, you will have to enter it at this point.) EtherP Admin will display the Server Device Configuration window.

3. Press the button corresponding to the port you wish to change. For parallel ports, the following dialog will be displayed:

The fields that can be changed are:

Port Name The name by which the port is known on various network systems. The port name should be at most 32 characters long and may consist of letters, numbers, and hyphens. Spaces are not allowed. (If the port will be used for LAN Manager clients, the port name can not exceed 8 characters.)

Description A comment describing the port.

Speed Determines whether or not the print server can send data to the printer at high speed. Most newer printers can accept high-speed data transmission; if your printer loses characters then you may need to choose the low-speed mode.

PJL Printer Determines whether or not the printer accepts Hewlett

Packard’s PJL printer job control language commands. PJL allows users to

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get feedback on the printer’s status. If the printer connected to the port supports PJL, set this field to Yes.

For serial ports, the following dialog will be displayed:

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The fields that can be changed are:

Port Name See above.

Description See above.

Baud Rate Sets the serial communications bit rate, in bits per second.

Most printers default to 9600bps; rates from 300bps to 115200bps are available.

Data Bits Sets the number of bits transmitted per byte on the serial port.

Most modern printers use 8-bit data.

Stop Bits Sets the number of stop bits transmitted per byte on the serial port. Most modern printers use serial protocol with 1 stop bit.

Parity Bits Sets the type of parity check bit sent with each byte on the serial port. Most modern printers use a non-parity serial protocol.

XON/XOFF Flow Control Determines whether or not the print server should respond to software flow control requests from the printer. When software flow control is used, the printer will send an XOFF character

(Control-S) to the print server when its buffer is getting full, and an XON character (XON) when the buffer is no longer full.

Hardware Flow Control Determines whether or not the print server should respond to hardware flow control requests from the printer. When hardware flow control is used, the printer will use the DTR, RTS, or both

RS-232 control lines to control the print server’s transmission of data in order to prevent the printer’s buffers from getting full.

4. Click OK to exit the Port Configuration dialog.

5. Click OK to exit the Server Device Configuration dialog window.

6. Choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu, or press the Save

Configuration button on the toolbar. This will store the new settings into the print server and restart it.

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Testing Your Print Server

Once you have set all of the necessary parameters, and have finished connecting your printer(s) to the print server, you should test each of the printer ports using the

Print Test function.

For each port you wish to test,

1. Select the print server in the EtherP Admin main window’s server name display (or extended server display).

2. Choose Print Test. in the Tools menu. EtherP Admin will prompt you for which port you wish to test.

NOTE:

3. Choose a port and click OK. The print server should print out a “HyperNet

Fastprint print server Test Page.”

4. Repeat this procedure for each printer port with an attached printer.

The Print Test function may not work with PostScript printers that do not accept plain text files.

Setting up Novell NetWare 3.x Printing

This chapter explains how you can set up your HyperNet Fastprint print server so that clients of your Novell NetWare 3.x server can print to attached printers. This chapter also applies if any workstations on your network are using a Novell NetWare

4.x server in bindery emulation mode. For information on setting up your print server for use with NetWare 4.x servers in NDS (NetWare Directory Services) mode, see the next chapter, Setting up Novell NetWare 4.x Printing on page 23.

Introduction to Novell NetWare Printing

On Novell NetWare networks, when a workstation user wants to print a document, the workstation network software sends a file containing commands for the printer to the NetWare file server, which places it in a print queue.

Some software may be written to send print jobs directly to NetWare print queues;

Windows 3.1 using the NetWare network driver is an example of this type of

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software. Software written to print to a local printer can print over the network if the printer port has been captured, using the

CAPTURE

command or a similar method.

The file server makes its queues available to print servers, which may be located:

on the same server,

on a different server, or

in a stand-alone print server device such as the HyperNet Fastprint network print server.

If a printer is directly attached to a NetWare file server, or if it is attached to a workstation on the network (using the

RPRINTER

program, as described below) then the print server needs to be run on the server itself.

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The

PSERVER.NLM

program is the NetWare Loadable Module (NLM) that runs on the file server and scans print queues both on the file server where it is running, and optionally on other servers. When

PSERVER.NLM

detects a new job, it directs it to the proper printer port.

If it is inconvenient to attach a printer directly to a file server, it may be desirable to connect it to a workstation using NetWare’s remote printer facility and the

RPRINTER.EXE

program. When

RPRINTER

is used, the print server takes print jobs from the queue and sends them to the remote printer workstation, and the

RPRINTER program then passes the jobs to the locally connected printer. This method, however, introduces delays in printing, and the remote printer software may be incompatible with software used on the remote printer workstation.

The HyperNet Fastprint print server acts as a NetWare print server, scanning the print queues on one or more NetWare servers and directing them to its attached printers. This reduces the load on the file server, while making it convenient for printers to be located anywhere.

You can also use the HyperNet Fastprint print server for a remote printer connection instead of letting it scan the queues itself. This has the advantage of reducing the number of print servers in a large network, making management simpler. However, this causes the NetWare file server to be more heavily loaded, and increases delays in network printing.

Setting up as a NetWare Print Server

This section describes how to configure your HyperNet Fastprint print server to act as a NetWare print server, and how to set up a print server port to serve a print queue on the file server.

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1. Make sure you are logged on to your NetWare server as SUPERVISOR, or that you have permissions equivalent to SUPERVISOR.

2. Make sure that the NetWare protocol is enabled in the server. This setting is found in the Server Device Configuration window, accessible by selecting the print server and choosing Server Device... from the Configuration window.

3. Choose Netware Protocol... from the Configuration menu, or click the

Configure NetWare button in the toolbar. Click on the Bindery Print Server tab.

4. Click on the port button corresponding to the port you want to serve the print queue.

5. Click on the name of the NetWare file server where you wish the print queue to be stored. (Clicking on the symbol to the left of the file server name will expand the list of print queues on the file server.)

6. Unless you want to use an existing print queue on the server, you will need to create a new print queue. Click the Create Queue... button, then type in the name of the new print queue and determine the file server volume where you want the print queue to be stored. Click OK to create the queue.

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7. Click on the print queue name.

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8. Click on the Add >> button to add the print queue to the Serviced Queues list for the port.

9. Click OK, then choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu (or press the Save Configuration toolbar button) to change the settings in the print server and the NetWare server. The print server will restart itself and begin serving the specified print queue.

If you created the print queue in step 6, you may need to assign queue operators and queue users to the print queue using EtherP Admin or the NetWare

PCONSOLE program. By default, SUPERVISOR is assigned as the print queue’s operator, and all members of the group EVERYONE are allowed to use the print queue. For information about assigning print queue users and operators using EtherP Admin, see the Managing Print Queues section on page 57.

Setting up as a NetWare Remote Printer

Your network print server can also be set up as NetWare remote printer. This allows slightly easier administration, but may increase printing delays. To set up a printer port as a remote printer port,

1. Make sure you are logged on to your NetWare server as SUPERVISOR, or that you have permissions equivalent to SUPERVISOR.

2. Make sure that the NetWare protocol is enabled in the server. This setting is found in the Server Device Configuration window, accessible by selecting the print server and choosing Server Device... from the Configuration window.

3. Make sure you have a NetWare print server created and running on your

NetWare file server. Consult your NetWare documentation for instruction on how to do this.

4. Choose Netware Protocol... from the EtherP Admin Configuration menu, or click the Configure NetWare button in the toolbar. Click on the Remote

Printer tab.

5. Click on the port number button corresponding to the port you will be using for remote printer service.

6. Click on the Bindery Remote Printer selection. EtherP Admin will display a list of NetWare servers accessible from your network.

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7. Click on the symbol to the left of the server name to expand the list of print servers on the file server. Click on the name of the print server you will be using.

8. Determine what printer numbers are available on the given print server, and enter an unused printer number in the Printer Number field. Printer numbers can range from 0 to 15.

9. Click OK, then choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu (or press the Save Configuration toolbar button) to change the settings in the print server and the NetWare server. The print server will restart itself and begin serving as a remote printer for the specified print server.

Printing from Client Workstations

Once your print server is set up for printing from the file server, your network’s client workstations can connect to the file server’s print queue.

Windows 95 Client Workstations

To enable your Windows 95 workstation to print to a NetWare print queue,

1. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the Printers item within it. Windows will display the Printers folder.

2. Double-click on the Add Printer icon in the Printers folder.

Windows will start the Add Printer Wizard.

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Press the Next > button to continue to the next screen.

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3. Choose the Network printer selection and click the Next > button to continue.

4. Enter the network path for the NetWare file server, specifying which print queue you want to connect to. For instance, to use the printer serving the queue named

Q-LJ5L

on the NetWare file server named

SERVER

, enter:

\\SERVER\Q-LJ5L

As an alternative to entering the network path, you can also use the Browse... button to locate the file server and print queue. Press the Next > button to continue.

5. At this point Windows will ask you to choose the correct printer driver for the printer. Choose your printer’s make and model from the list, or use the driver disk included with the printer. When you have chosen the correct printer, click

Next > to continue.

6. Windows will then ask for a name for the new printer, and ask whether or not you want to set the printer as the Windows default printer. Click Finsh to continue.

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7. Windows may ask you whether or not you wish to print a test page to make sure that the printer will work correctly. When the test page is done printing, you will be asked whether or not the test page printed.

Windows NT 4.0 (and later) Client Workstations

To enable your Windows NT 4.0 or later workstation to print to a NetWare print queue,

1. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the Printers item within it. Windows will display the Printers folder.

2. Double-click on the Add Printer icon in the Printers folder.

Windows will start the Add Printer Wizard.

3. Choose the Network printer server selection and click the Next > button to continue.

4. Enter the network path for the NetWare file server, specifying which print queue you want to connect to. For instance, to use the printer serving the queue named

Q-LJ5L

on the NetWare file server named

SERVER

, enter:

\\SERVER\Q-LJ5L

As an alternative to entering the network path, you can also browse the network to locate the file server and print queue. Press the OK button to continue.

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5. Windows will display the following message. Press OK to continue.

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6. At this point Windows will ask you to choose the correct printer driver for the printer. Choose your printer’s make and model from the list, or use the driver disk included with the printer. When you have chosen the correct printer, click

OK to continue.

7. If you already have a default printer, Windows will ask if you wish to use the newly installed printer as the default.

8. When installation is complete, Windows will display the following dialog.

Press the Finish button to complete installation.

Windows NT 3.51 Client Workstations

To access a NetWare 3.x printer queue from your Windows NT 3.51 workstation,

1. Double-click on the Print Manager icon found in the Main program group.

2. In the Print Manager, choose Connect to Printer... from the Printer menu.

3. Enter the network path for the NetWare file server, specifying which print queue you want to connect to. For instance, to use the printer serving the queue named

Q-LJ5L

on the NetWare file server named

SERVER

, enter:

\\SERVER\Q-LJ5L

As an alternative to entering the network path, you can also browse the network to locate the file server and print queue. Press the OK button to continue.

4. Windows will display the following message. Press OK to continue.

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5. Windows will ask you to choose the correct printer driver for the printer.

Select a driver and press OK.

6. The printer should now be available for use.

Windows 3.x and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Workstations

To access a NetWare 3.x printer queue from your Windows 3.x or Windows for

Workgroups 3.11 workstation,

1. Double-click on the Print Manager icon found in the Main program group.

2. In the Print Manager, choose Printer Setup... from the Options menu. The

Print Manager will display the Printers dialog window.

3. If necessary, click on the Add >> button. Choose the correct printer driver, and click Install....

4. When the printer driver has been correctly installed, select the printer in the

Installed Printers list and click the Connect... button.

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5. Click the Network... button to display the NetWare printer connections dialog.

(If you are using Windows for Workgroups, you will also have to push the

NetWare... button in the Connect Network Printer dialog.)

6. Click on the printer port you wish to capture and the printer queue you want it redirected to, and press Capture. Press Permanent to insure that the port will be redirected every time you start Windows. Click on the exit button when you are finished.

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7. Exit the remaining dialogs by pressing OK. The printer should now be available for use.

MS-DOS/PC-DOS Workstations

For printing from DOS-based workstations, you can use the

CAPTURE

command to redirect one of the workstation’s printer ports (LPT1, LPT2, or LPT3) to the network print queue. The syntax for the

CAPTURE

command is:

CAPTURE L=n S=server Q=queue TI=n F=form B=bannername

Choose values for the options as follows:

L=n

Determines which local port will be redirected to the network print queue.

L=1

corresponds to LPT1,

L=2

corresponds to LPT2, and

L=3 corresponds to LPT3. By default, LPT1 is captured.

S=server

Determines which server the print queue is located on. By default, your login file server is used.

Q=queue

Determines which print queue your print jobs are redirected to.

TI=n

Sets the timeout for Autoendcap. After your application starts printing, if it goes for n seconds without any additional printer output, then NetWare assumes that the print job is finished and sends it to the printer. If your print jobs are becoming split up you may need to increase this setting.

F=form

Determines which form print jobs will use. Forms can be defined using PRINTDEF.

B=bannername

Sets the text that appears on the banner for the job. By default the banner text is

LST:

. You can disable the banner entirely using the

NB

option.

You can add the CAPTURE command to your network startup batch file, or add it to your login script preceded with a

#

symbol.

NetWare Settings

If necessary, you can use the Queue Service Settings tab of the NetWare

Configuration dialog window to set several of the print server’s parameters.

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To access the Queue Service Settings tab,

1. Choose Netware Protocol... from the EtherP Admin Configuration menu, or click the Configure NetWare button in the toolbar. Click on the Queue

Service Settings tab.

2. Click on the port number button corresponding to the port requiring a parameter change.

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The parameters listed are:

Queue Polling Interval This parameter determines how often the print server scans print queues on the file server(s), measured in seconds. A smaller number may mean that print jobs are printed with a smaller delay, but will also greatly increase the load on the server.

Form Type Service This parameter, along with the queue service mode described below, determines how the print server handles forms when it is serving print queues.

Using the PCONSOLE program, you can define different forms, which identify the different types of paper that the printer can use (e.g., plain, letterhead, legal,

A4, B4, etc.). Print jobs may specify what print form they wish to use. If a job requests a form that isn’t currently loaded, it may be necessary for the printer operator to manually change forms before printing can continue.

If the form type service is set to All Forms, then the print server ignores the job’s form and immediately prints all jobs sent to it. If it is set to Current Form, then the printer uses the Queue Service Mode parameter to determine how to handle form changes.

Queue Service Mode Determines how the printer responds to changes in the current printing form:

Change as needed Serves print jobs in order, stopping to allow a forms change every time it becomes necessary.

Minimize form changes within print queues Reorders jobs within an individual print queue in order to minimize the number of form changes required. When a forms change is required, printing will stop to allow the change.

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Service only currently mounted forms Only services printer queue jobs that use a form that the printer already has. Jobs using other forms will be left in the queue to be served by other printers.

Minimize form changes across print queues Reorders jobs across all of the print queues the printer serves in order to minimize the number of form changes required.

Setting up Novell NetWare 4.x Printing

HyperNet Fastprint network print servers support both the Bindery server database used with NetWare 3.x networks, and the NetWare Directory Services (NDS) network-wide database used with NetWare 4.x networks. This chapter explains how to use the network print server in an NDS environment.

Additional information about NetWare printing may be found in the previous chapter.

NetWare Directory Services

NetWare version 3.x stores information about users, file server volumes, print servers, print queues, and other objects in a database called the Bindery. NetWare server administration programs (such as

SYSCON

,

PCONSOLE

, and so on) modify entries in the Bindery to manage the operation of the file server.

The main disadvantage of the Bindery database is that it is limited to a single server.

Networks with a large number of servers can become difficult to manage, because each server has to be configured separately. In large enterprises, this can result in disorganization as each department tries to administer its own NetWare servers, each in a different way. It can become troublesome or impossible to coordinate the administration of file servers across the entire enterprise.

For this reason, NetWare version 4.x introduced NetWare Directory Services, which allows administration on a global, as well as a local scale. NDS organizes objects not by file server, but by administrative domain.

The Network Directory Services database stores “objects” in a tree structure.

Branches in the tree represent different regional offices, divisions, departments, or other ways of dividing administrative responsibility.

Objects, such as users, servers, server volumes, print servers, print queues, etc., can be placed anywhere within the tree structure. The whole tree structure is shared by all servers using the same tree. Changing a setting in the tree affects all servers, making it less necessary to manage servers individually.

For compatibility with existing NetWare 3.x clients and servers, NetWare 4.x provides Bindery emulation, which exposes objects in the server’s context as

Bindery objects.

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Setting up as a NetWare Print Server

To set up your HyperNet Fastprint print server as a NetWare NDS print server, you will first need to create several NDS objects. You can do this using the DOS-based

PCONSOLE or NETADMIN programs, or the Windows-based NWADMIN

NetWare Administrator program. In this example, NWADMIN is used; consult your

NetWare documentation for information about using PCONSOLE or NETADMIN to perform the setup.

To configure your print server for NetWare NDS printing,

1. Start the NWADMIN program. Expand the tree to display the context in the tree where you want to place the print server, and select the context.

2. Choose Create... from the Object menu. Select the object class Print Queue and press OK.

3. Enter a name for the print queue, and specify the NDS volume object of the file server volume where you want the print queue to be stored. Click the

Create button.

4. Select the NDS context again, and choose Create... from the Object menu.

Choose the Printer object class and click OK.

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5. Enter a name for the printer object. The name should be the same as the print server’s configured port name. Click Create to create the printer in your NDS context.

6. Double-click on the printer, then choose the Assignments tab. Click on the

Add... button to select the print queue(s) you want the print server to serve, and optionally set their priority. Press OK to finish making print queue assignments for the printer.

7. Repeat from step 4 for each print server port you will be using.

8. Select the context again, and choose Create... from the Object menu. Choose the Print Server object type and press OK. Enter a name for the print server, which must be the same as the network print server’s name. Click the Create button to create the print server object.

9. Double-click on the newly created print server object, and click on the

Assignments tab. Click the Add... button to add each of the printer objects you created to the print server. Make sure that the printer number corresponds

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properly to the port number; the first port should be printer number 0, the second port printer number 1, and so on. Press OK to complete print server assignments for the print server.

10. Start EtherP Admin, select the print server, and choose NetWare Protocol... from the Configuration menu. Click on the NDS Print Server tab.

11. Select the NDS tree and enter the context where you created the print server object, then press OK.

12. Choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu (or press the Save

Configuration toolbar button) to change the settings in the print server. The print server will restart itself and begin serving the print queues assigned to its printer ports.

For more information about configuring print servers, printers, and print queues, consult your NetWare documentation.

Setting up as a NetWare Remote Printer

Your network print server can also be set up as NetWare remote printer. This allows slightly easier administration, but may increase printing delays. To set up a printer port as a remote printer port,

1. Make sure you are logged on to your NetWare server as Admin, or that you have permissions equivalent to Admin.

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2. Make sure that the NetWare protocol is enabled in the server. This setting is found in the Server Device Configuration window, accessible by selecting the print server and choosing Server Device... from the Configuration window.

3. Make sure you have a NetWare print server created and running on your

NetWare file server. Consult your NetWare documentation for instruction on how to do this.

4. Choose NetWare Protocol... from the EtherP Admin Configuration menu, or click the Configure NetWare button in the toolbar. Click on the Remote

Printer tab.

5. Click on the port number button corresponding to the port you will be using for remote printer service.

6. Click on the NDS Remote Printer selection. EtherP Admin will display the tree structure of the NetWare NDS contexts accessible from your network.

7. Enter the name of the context you will be using, and enter the name of the print server in that context.

8. Determine what printer numbers are available on the given print server, and enter an unused printer number in the Printer Number field. Printer numbers can range from 0 to 15.

9. Click OK, then choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu (or press the Save Configuration toolbar button) to change the settings in the print server. The print server will restart itself and begin serving as a remote printer for the specified print server.

Printing from Client Workstations

Once your print server is set up for printing from the file server, your network’s client workstations can connect to the file server’s print queue.

Windows 95 Workstations

Unless you are using the 32-bit NetWare requester from Novell, Windows 95 does not directly support NDS access. You can access NetWare 4.x printer queues using bindery emulation, as described on page 16 of this manual.

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Windows NT 4.0 (and later) Client Workstations

To print to a NetWare 4.x print queue from Windows NT 4.0 or later,

1. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the Printers item within it. Windows will display the Printers folder.

2. Double-click on the Add Printer icon in the Printers folder.

Windows will start the Add Printer Wizard.

3. Choose the Network printer server selection and click the Next > button to continue.

4. Locate the print queue you wish to attach to in the browser, and click OK.

NetWare NDS contexts may be found beneath the “NetWare or Compatible

Network” item.

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5. Windows will display the following message. Press OK to continue.

6. The Add Printer Wizard will ask you to choose the appropriate printer driver, and may ask you to insert your Windows NT installation diskettes to locate driver files.

7. When installation is complete, the Add Printer Wizard will display the following screen. Click Finish to complete printer installation.

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Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Workstations

To access a NetWare 4.x printer queue from your Windows 3.1 or Windows for

Workgroups 3.11 workstation,

1. Double-click on the Print Manager icon found in the Main program group.

2. In the Print Manager, choose Printer Setup... from the Options menu. Print

Manager will display the Printers dialog window.

3. If necessary, click on the Add >> button. Choose the correct printer driver, and click Install....

4. When the printer driver has been correctly installed, select the printer in the

Installed Printers list and click the Connect... button.

5. Click the Network... button to display the NetWare printer connections dialog.

Click on the printer port you wish to capture and the printer queue you want it redirected to, and press Capture. Press Permanent to insure that the port will be redirected every time you start Windows. Click on the exit button when you are finished.

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6. The printer should now be available for use.

MS-DOS/PC-DOS Workstations

The use of the

CAPTURE

command on NetWare 4.x networks is the same as for

NetWare 3.x networks. The

CAPTURE

command is described on page 21 of this manual, and in your NetWare documentation.

Setting up Microsoft Network Printing

Microsoft Networking services, based on the NetBEUI protocol, provide network users with peer-to-peer network services. In addition to accessing files and printers on a central server, any workstation can share its file directories and printer ports, making them accessible to other workstations.

HyperNet Fastprint network print servers are also capable of making attached printers accessible to Microsoft Networking workstations running network operating systems such as:

Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.x

Microsoft Windows 95 (or later)

Microsoft Windows NT 3.51, 4.0 or later

Microsoft LAN Manager

IBM LAN Server

To improve printing efficiency, Microsoft Networking services clients can choose to print to a print queue stored on a Windows NT server, which can then forward the print jobs to the HyperNet Fastprint print server.

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Setting up the Print Server for Microsoft Networking

Little additional setup is necessary for the print server to be usable from Microsoft

Networking clients. First, the NetBEUI check box in the Server Device

Configuration window needs to be checked. Select the print server and choose

Server Device... from the Configuration menu to display this window.

You should also set the workgroup name and maximum allowed connections. These settings are accessible from the NetBEUI Configuration dialog window, which you can display by choosing NetBEUI Protocol... from the Configuration menu.

Each Microsoft Networking workstation or server has a workgroup name. The workgroup name determines what servers and resources will show up by default in lists of accessible resources. You should assign to the print server the same workgroup name as the users who will be accessing it most often.

Network path names for printers on Microsoft Networking systems are of the form:

\\computer name\printer name

When the HyperNet Fastprint print server is used with Microsoft Networking, the

Server Name (set from the Server Device Configuration window) is used for the

computer name

in the path, and the Port Name (set from the Parallel Port

Configuration or Serial Port Configuration window) is used for the

printer name

.

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For example, the printer connected to the port named DJ-660C on server PS-142634 would be referred to by the path:

\\PS-142634\DJ-660C

Printing from Client Workstations

This section tells how to make it possible for your Microsoft Networking client workstations to access printers connected to your HyperNet Fastprint network print server.

Windows 95 Client Workstations

To allow your Windows 95 (or later) workstation to print over the network directly through your network print server,

1. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the Printers item within it. Windows will display the Printers folder.

2. Double-click on the Add Printer icon in the Printers folder. Windows will start the Add Printer Wizard.

3. Press the Next > button to continue to the next screen.

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5. Enter the network path for your HyperNet Fastprint network print server, specifying which port you want to connect to. For instance, to use the printer connected to the port named PS-142634-P2 on the print server named PS-

142634, enter:

\\PS-142634\PS-142634-P2

As an alternative to entering the network path, you can also use the Browse... button to locate the print server and printer. Press the Next > button to continue.

6. At this point Windows will ask you to choose the correct printer driver for the printer. Choose your printer’s make and model from the list, or use the driver disk included with the printer. When you have chosen the correct printer, click

Next > to continue.

7. Windows will ask for a name for the printer. Enter a name, or accept the default. Press Finish to complete the installation.

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Windows NT 4.0 (and later) Client Workstations

To allow your Windows NT 4.0 (or later) workstation to print over the network directly through your network print server,

1. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the Printers item within it. Windows will display the Printers folder.

2. Double-click on the Add Printer icon in the Printers folder.

Windows will start the Add Printer Wizard.

3. Choose the Network printer server selection and click the Next > button to continue.

4. Enter the network path for your HyperNet Fastprint network print server, specifying which port you want to connect to. For instance, to use the printer connected to the port named PS-142634-P2 on the print server named PS-

142634, enter:

\\PS-142634\PS-142634-P2

As an alternative to entering the network path, you can also browse the network to locate the print server and port. Press the OK button to continue.

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5. Windows will display the following message. Press OK to continue.

6. At this point Windows will ask you to choose the correct printer driver for the printer. Choose your printer’s make and model from the list, or use the driver disk included with the printer. When you have chosen the correct printer, click

OK to continue.

7. If you already have a default printer, Windows will ask if you wish to use the newly installed printer as the new default.

8. When installation is complete, Windows will display the following dialog.

Press the Finish button to complete installation.

Windows NT 3.51 Client Workstations

To allow your Windows NT 3.51 workstation to print over the network directly through your network print server,

1. Double-click on the Print Manager icon found in the Main program group.

2. In the Print Manager, choose Connect to Printer... from the Printer menu.

3. Enter the network path for the print server, specifying which printer port you want to connect to. For instance, to use the printer connected to the port named PS-142634-P2 on the print server named PS-142634, enter:

\\PS-142634\PS-142634-P2

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As an alternative to entering the network path, you can also browse the network to locate the print server and port. Press the OK button to continue.

4. Windows will display the following message. Press OK to continue.

5. Windows will ask you to choose the correct printer driver for the printer.

Select a driver and press OK.

6. The printer should now be available for use.

Windows for Workgroups Client Workstations

To enable network printing to your HyperNet Fastprint network print server from your Windows for Workgroups 3.11 workstation,

1. Start the Print Manager by double-clicking its icon in the Main program group.

2. From the Print Manager’s Options menu, choose Printer Setup…. The Print

Manager will display the Printers dialog window.

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3. From the List of Printers, choose the appropriate printer type and click Install.

If your printer type is not listed, you may have to choose “Install Unlisted or

Updated Printer” and use a driver diskette provided by the printer manufacturer. The Print Manager program will install the printer’s driver program, prompting you to insert diskettes as necessary. When driver installation is complete, the printer will show up in the Installed Printers list.

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4. Select the printer in the Installed Printers list and click the Connect... button.

5. From the Connect dialog window, click Network.... The Connect Network

Printer window will be displayed.

6. In the Device Name field, choose a free printer port to be assigned to the network printer. (Any free port name will do.) Once the connection is made, all requests to print to that printer port will be redirected to the network printer.

7. Enter the network path for your HyperNet Fastprint network print server in the

Path field, specifying which port you want to connect to. For instance, to use the printer connected to the port named PS-142634-P1 on the print server named PS-142634, enter:

\\PS-142634\PS-142634-P1

As an alternative to entering the network path, you can also browse the network to locate the print server and printer. Press OK to continue.

8. Select the newly connected printer port in the Connect dialog window, and click OK.

9. Click Close to close the Printers dialog window.

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10. The printer will now appear in the Print Manager window, and will be accessible from all Windows applications, as well as for DOS applications executed from

Windows.

MS-DOS/PC-DOS Workstations

To connect your MS-DOS/PC-DOS workstation using client software such as

Microsoft LAN Manager client

Microsoft NT Server client

Microsoft Windows for Workgroups (DOS client) you will normally use the

NET USE

command. To connect a DOS-based NetBEUI client to a printer attached to your HyperNet Fastprint print server,

1. Choose a free printer port (LPT1, LPT2, or LPT3) not being used on the workstation. If you never connect a printer directly to the workstation’s physical printer port, you should probably choose LPT1.

2. Type the command

NET USE port \\computer name\printer name

where

port

is the name of the free printer port,

computer name

is the name of the

HyperNet Fastprint print server, and

printer name

is the name of the print server’s port. For example, to connect LPT1 to the printer on port PS-142634-P1 on the print server PS-142634, use the command:

NET USE LPT1 \\PS-142634\PS-142634-P1

3. You can add the above line to your

AUTOEXEC.BAT

file if you always wish to be connected to the printer.

Keeping the Print Queue on a Windows NT Server

Because Microsoft Windows Networking is a peer-to-peer network, it is possible for clients workstations to connect directly to the HyperNet Fastprint network print server. However, because the print server’s memory is limited, a client may have to wait for large print jobs to complete instead of letting the print server queue the entire job.

To reduce wait times for clients, you may wish to store the print queue on a

Windows NT Server. For a Windows NT 4.0 server,

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1. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the Printers item within it. Windows will display the Printers folder.

2. Double-click on the Add Printer icon in the Printers folder.

Windows will start the Add Printer Wizard.

3. Choose the My Computer selection and click the Next > button to continue.

4. Check the box for an unused local port on your server, usually LPT2 or LPT3.

Click the Next > button to continue.

5. At this point Windows will ask you to choose the correct printer driver for the printer. Choose your printer’s make and model from the list, or use the driver disk included with the printer. When you have chosen the correct printer, click

Next > to continue.

6. Windows will give you opportunity to share the printer. Click the Shared selection, and give the printer a share name, then click Next > to continue.

7. After you are finished adding the printer to the server, you need to redirect the local port to the print server using a

NET USE

command typed in from the

Command Prompt:

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NET USE LPT2 \\PS-142634\PS-142634-P1

You will need to execute this command every time the server is rebooted. You may wish to place it in a batch file, executed from the Startup program group.

For a Windows NT 3.51 server,

1. Double-click on the Print Manager icon found in the Main program group.

2. Choose Create Printer... from the Printer menu.

3. In the Create Printer dialog window, choose a name for the printer, select the proper driver, and choose an unused local printer port. Click the check box to allow the printer to be shared, and choose a share name (the name by which the printer will be known to network clients). Click OK to continue.

4. After you are finished adding the printer to the server, you need to redirect the local port to the print server using a

NET USE

command typed in from the

Command Prompt:

NET USE LPT2 \\PS-142634\PS-142634-P1

You will need to execute this command every time the server is rebooted. You may wish to place it in a batch file, executed from the Startup program group.

Setting up AppleTalk Printing

The AppleTalk network protocol is used with computers using the MacOS operating system. It can be used for network communications over standard Ethernet or Fast

Ethernet using the EtherTalk transport, or over a proprietary low-speed LocalTalk transport.

Your HyperNet Fastprint network print server can be used for network printing to

PostScript printers. You can print from any MacOS computer connected to your

Ethernet network, either directly using an EtherTalk connection, or indirectly through a LocalTalk-to-EtherTalk router.

NOTE:

The User name of a printer connected to one of the HyperNet Fastprint print server’s ports is the same as its port name. If you are using AppleTalk printing, you will need to make sure that every port name is unique among all of the network printers in your

AppleTalk zone.

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Setting up the Print Server for AppleTalk Printing

To set up your print server so that it can be used for AppleTalk printing:

1. Make sure the AppleTalk protocol is enabled. The AppleTalk check box in the Server Device Configuration window needs to be checked. Select the print server and choose Server Device... from the Configuration menu to display this window.

2. Choose AppleTalk Protocol... from the Configuration menu.

3. If your AppleTalk network is divided into AppleTalk zones, you will have to specify which zone the print server should be in. You should locate the print server in the same zone as most of the users who will be using it.

If your network is not divided into zones, the AppleTalk Zone field should contain a single asterisk “

*

”.

4. For each printer port that will be used for AppleTalk printing, you may need to change the AppleTalk port setttings. Press the appropriate Port Setting button to open the AppleTalk Port Configuration dialog window.

EtherP Admin will display the port’s Chooser Name (which is the same as the port name) and allow you to change the port’s settings:

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Printer Type Describes the type of printer. Most PostScript printers should use the LaserWriter type.

PostScript Level Describes whether the printer supports Level 1

PostScript or Level 2 PostScript. This information can usually be found in the printer’s documentation or on the printer test page.

5. Press OK to return to the AppleTalk Configuration dialog. Repeat these steps for as many ports as necessary.

6. Press OK, then choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu (or press the Save Configuration toolbar button) to change the settings in the print server. The print server will restart itself and begin serving print jobs.

Printing from MacOS Client Workstations

The exact procedure for selecting a PostScript printer connected to your HyperNet

Fastprint print server may vary slightly, depending on what printer driver version you are using. The procedure described below assumes you are using the

LaserWriter 8 print driver, included with recent versions of the MacOS operating system.

To choose a printer connected to your HyperNet Fastprint print server as your

MacOS workstation’s default printer,

1. Open the Chooser by selecting Chooser from the Apple menu.

2. Select the LaserWriter 8 icon on the left. Make sure that AppleTalk is set to

Active.

3. A list of all networked PostScript printers will be displayed:

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Click on the name of the printer (port) you wish to use.

4. If you previously have not set this printer as the default, your computer will prompt you for a PostScript Printer Description file. Choose the appropriate printer description file for your printer and click Select. If your printer is not listed, click Use Generic to use a generic printer description.

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If you wish to access this setting in the future, you can use the Setup button in the

Chooser window.

5. At this point the selected printer will become your computer’s default printer.

You may need to choose Page Setup... in any applications you might have open.

Setting up U

NIX

TCP/IP Printing

HyperNet Fastprint network print servers can provide print services to systems using the lpr

/ lpd

network printing protocol. Most U

NIX

systems are capable of supporting lpd

.

This chapter explains how to use EtherP Admin to configure the print server for

TCP/IP printing, and how to configure your Unix workstations to print to the

HyperNet Fastprint print server.

For TCP/IP networks without a Windows-based workstation available, you can use the telnet

interface to configure the print server. See Appendix: Telnet Interface

Administration on page 64 for more information about using the telnet

interface.

Configuring TCP/IP Network Settings

To configure your HyperNet Fastprint network print server to allow TCP/IP-based printing, as well as SNMP and telnet

-based management,

1. Make sure the TCP/IP protocol is enabled. The TCP/IP check box in the

Server Device Configuration window needs to be checked. Select the print server and choose Server Device... from the Configuration menu to display this window.

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2. Choose TCP/IP Protocol... from the Configuration menu.

3. Configure the print server’s IP address, local network subnet mask, and default gateway.

4. Press OK, then choose Save Configuration from the Configuration menu (or press the Save Configuration toolbar button) to change the settings in the print server.

The print server will restart itself and will be available for lpd

-protocol printing, as well as management using the telnet

protocol and SNMP-based centralized network management.

Allowing SNMP-based Management

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) has become the standard protocol for managing large networks from central management consoles. HyperNet

Fastprint network print servers support the SNMP Management Information Base known as MIB-II, which collects basic statistics on the print server’s basic TCP/IP and Ethernet networking operations.

SNMP (version 1) implements a rudimentary form of security by requiring that each request include a community name. A community name is an arbitrary string of characters used as a “password” to control access to the device. If the device receives a request with a community name it doesn’t recognize, it will trigger an authentication trap.

HyperNet Fastprint network print servers allow up to three different community names to be defined, and the access rights for each community can be separately set to either Read Only or Read/Write. You will need to coordinate these names with the community name settings you use in your network management system.

To set community names for your print server,

1. Choose TCP/IP Protocol... from the Configuration menu

2. Press the SNMP... button to open the SNMP Configuration window.

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3. As necessary, add community names and set the access level for each.

4. Press OK to exit the SNMP Configuration window.

Setting up SNMP Traps

The print server sends out SNMP traps to network management stations whenever certain exceptional events occur, such as when the print server is powered on or when an SNMP request is made using an unknown community name. The print server allows traps to be routed to up to three different network management hosts.

To enable traps for your print server,

1. Choose TCP/IP Protocol... from the Configuration menu

2. Press the Trap... button to open the Trap Configuration window.

3. Check the Send SNMP Traps box to enable the sending of SNMP traps.

4. Set IP addresses and community names for each trap recipient.

5. Click OK to exit the Trap Configuration dialog window when you are done.

Printing Text Files from Unix

Text files on Unix systems contain lines that end with “newline” characters, as opposed to MS-DOS and the Windows-related operating systems that end with a carriage return followed by a linefeed. Most printers require a carriage return/linefeed pair at the end of each line, making it necessary for some translation to be done before Unix text files can be printed on most printers.

For this purpose, you can define two “printers” for the same printer port, one that prints to the port itself, and one that prints to the port name with

_TEXT

added to the name. Files printed to the second port will be translated so that the printer has the carriage return/linefeed pairs that it needs.

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For example, you could define a printer hp5l

that prints to port

PS-142634-P1

, and a printer hp5lt

that prints to port

PS-142634-P1_TEXT

. Your graphics files could then be printed to the hp5l

printer, and “raw” text files could be printed to the hp5lt printer.

Printing from BSD Unix Versions

For “flavors” of the Unix operating system derived from or related to the BSD releases, such as SunOS 4.x, Linux, BSD/OS, FreeBSD, or NetBSD, you can use the following procedure to enable users to print to a printer connected to your HyperNet

Fastprint network print server:

1. Log in as the superuser (root).

2. Add an entry for the print server in the host’s

/etc/hosts

file, giving a hostname for the print server’s IP address. A line in

/etc/hosts

contains an IP address and one or more aliases for the host. For example:

202.39.74.40

ps-142634 ps-142634.dlink.com.tw

If you use DNS (the Domain Naming Services protocol), you can add an address record entry to your DNS database for the print server.

3. Create a spool directory for the printer:

On SunOS systems, create the directory as a subdirectory of

/var/spool

, with the same name as the printer (e.g.,

/var/spool/hp5l

).

On Linux systems, create the directory as a subdirectory of

/usr/spool/lp

.

On BSD/OS, FreeBSD, or NetBSD systems, create the directory as a subdirectory of

/var/spool

.

4. Change the owner and permissions of the directory so that it is owned and writable by group daemon

, using the following commands: chown bin.daemon /var/spool/hp5l chmod 775 /var/spool/hp5l

5. Add an entry for the printer to

/etc/printcap

, similar to the following: hp5l:\

:lp=:sd=/var/spool/hp5l:mx#0:\

:rm=ps-142634:rp=PS-142634-P1:

The meaning of each of the entries is described below. The directory path in the sd

spool directory entry should match the directory name you created above. If your entry requires more than one line you can escape the newline with a backslash.

6. Issue the command lpc start hp5l to start a spool daemon for the printer. The printer will now be available for use.

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7. Optionally, add another printcap entry (and issue another lpc start command) for a second printer, using the

port_TEXT

port. This second printer name can be used for printing text files.

Entries in

/etc/printcap

begin with a name for the printer or a list of names, separated by | (a vertical bar). The entries used above are:

lp=

The lp

entry is used to specify a local printer device. Since the printer is a remote printer, this entry should be blank.

sd=dir

The location of the printer’s local spool directory.

mx#blocks

The limit for print job files in the local spool directory; 0 means no limit.

rm=address

The host where the remote printer is located, in this case the

HyperNet Fastprint print server.

rp=printer

The name of the printer on the remote host. For the HyperNet

Fastprint print server, the port name should be used. Note: this entry is casesensitive.

Printing from SCO Unix System V/386

To allow printing to a printer attached to your HyperNet Fastprint network print server from a SCO Unix System V/386 host,

1. Login as the superuser (root).

2. Add an entry for the print server in the host’s

/etc/hosts

file, giving a hostname for the print server’s IP address. A line in

/etc/hosts

contains an IP address and one or more aliases for the host. For example:

202.39.74.40

ps-142634 ps-142634.dlink.com.tw

If you use DNS (the Domain Naming Services protocol), you can add an address record entry to your DNS database for the print server.

3. Change to the

/dev

directory, and issue the command mkdev rlp

4. The script will ask:

Do you want to install or delete remote printing (i/d/q)?

Answer

i

and press Enter to continue.

5. The script will ask:

Do you want to change the remote printer description file /etc/printcap(y/n)?

Answer y

and press Enter to continue.

6. The script will ask:

Please enter the printer name (q to quit):

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Enter an alias for the printer on the local machine and press Enter. This name should be the same as the destination port name.

7. Answer r

(remote printer) to the question

Is printer a remote printer or a local printer (r/l)?

8. When prompted with the question:

Please enter the name of the remote host that printer is attached to: then enter the address of the HyperNet Fastprint print server. You can use the name you added to

/etc/hosts

in the step above.

9. Confirm that your entries are correct.

Is this correct? (y/n)

10. Answer the question:

Would you like this to be the system default printer? (y/n)

11. When you are done adding remote printers, enter q

for the printer name.

12. Answer y to the question

Do you want to start remote daemon now (y/n)?

Once remote printing is set up, you can use the lp

command to print jobs to the new printer. For more information, consult your SCO Unix documentation.

Printing from Solaris

To allow printing from a Sun Solaris workstation,

1. Login as the superuser ( root

).

2. Add an entry for the print server in the host’s

/etc/hosts

file, giving a hostname for the print server’s IP address. A line in

/etc/hosts

contains an IP address and one or more aliases for the host. For example:

202.39.74.40

ps-142634 ps-142634.dlink.com.tw

If you use DNS (the Domain Naming Services protocol), you can add an address record entry to your DNS database for the print server.

3. In OpenWindows, start the admintool

program.

4. Click on the Printer Manger icon.

5. From the Edit menu, select Add Printer, then Add Access to Remote

Printer...

6. Enter values for the fields as follows:

Printer Name This field should contain the name of the printer port you wish to use. The field is case-sensitive.

Printer Server This field should contain the IP address of the print server, or the alias name you added in step 2.

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Printer Server OS This field should be set to BSD.

7. Confirm the addition.

8. Optionally repeat the addition to add another printer for printing text files, with

_TEXT

appended to the port name.

Once you have added the new printer, you can use the lp

command to print files to the printer. Consult your Solaris documentation for details.

Printing from

Windows

NT

Windows NT versions 3.51 and later support printing using the lpd

protocol. To print to your HyperNet Fastprint network print server from a Windows NT 4.0

workstation or server,

1. Make sure that you have installed the TCP/IP protocol and the Microsoft

TCP/IP Printing service. You can install these from the Network control panel if necessary.

2. From the Start menu, choose the Settings submenu, then the Printers item within it. Windows will display the Printers folder.

3. Double-click on the Add Printer icon in the Printers folder.

Windows will start the Add Printer Wizard.

4. Choose the My Computer selection and click the Next > button to continue.

5. Click the Add Port... button to add the lpd

print server to the list of ports.

6. Choose the LPR Port type and press New Port....

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7. Enter the IP address of your HyperNet Fastprint network print server, and the port name of the printer you wish to use.

8. Click OK to return to the Printer Ports window, and then click Close to return to the Add Printer Wizard.

9. Click Next > to continue installing the printer, following the on-screen instructions. The Add Printer Wizard will ask you to select the proper driver for the printer, and will ask you to give a name to the printer.

When you are done installing the printer, you will be able to use any of the usual printing commands to print to your printer.

Printing using TFTP

For testing purposes, you can also use the Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) to print to the print server. This is not a recommended method for ordinary printing, since it will not work if the print server is already printing.

On most systems, you can enter the command tftp ip-address to start the tftp

client program. At the tftp

prompt, you can type put file dest-port to print the local file named

file

to the print server port named

dest-port

. (Case is sensitive in the

dest-port

name.)

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You can also use the Internet’s standard File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to print to the print server. As with the TFTP method, this is recommended only for testing.

You can use any FTP client, including client programs with graphical interfaces. To use a command line version of FTP, on most systems you can enter the command

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ftp ip-address to start the ftp

client program. At the ftp

prompt, you can type put file dest-port to print the local file named

file

to the print server port named

dest-port

. (Case is sensitive in the

dest-port

name.)

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EtherP Admin Administration

This chapter explains the EtherP Admin main window display, and tells how you can use EtherP Admin to perform common HyperNet Fastprint network print server administration tasks, including:

Monitoring the status of printers connected to the print server’s ports.

Checking the status of NetWare print jobs.

Configuring NetWare print services, including print servers, print queues, and printers.

Resetting the print server.

Upgrading the print server’s internal flash memory using an updated flash memory file.

The EtherP Admin Main Window

The following shows a typical EtherP Admin main window display.

Toolbar buttons

Menu bar

Define filter strings button

Expand server list button

Discover print servers button

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Status bar

Menu shortcuts

The main window contains the following elements:

Toolbar buttons The toolbar buttons are shortcuts for their corresponding menu choices. The buttons on the toolbar are, from left to right: Configure

Server, Configure NetWare, Configure TCP/IP, Configure NetBEUI,

Configure AppleTalk, Save Configuration, Printer Status, and Device

Diagnostics.

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Menu Shortcuts There are four groups of menu shortcuts on the main window, corresponding to the Configuration, Management, NetWare, and

Tools menus in the menu bar.

Expand Server List button The expand server list button expands the Server

Name List into an extended format, shown below:

The extended server list format contains additional information about each server.

To shrink the list back to the abbreviated format, press the button again.

Server Name Filter The server name filter pulldown list allows you to choose an already-defined filter for limiting the Server Name List to a smaller set.

You can use the Define Filter Strings button to define new filters, as described below in the Filtering the List of Print Servers section.

Discover Print Servers button When a new print server is added to the network, you need to press the Discover New Print Servers button to update the EtherP Admin display. Pressing this button is the equivalent of choosing

Discover from the File menu.

Filtering the List of Print Servers

In an environment with a large number of print servers, you may wish to set up filters to make it easier to find individual print servers or groups of print servers.

Filters are similar to wildcards in DOS or other operating systems. A filter wildcard uses the wildcard characters

*

and

?

to select a set of print servers. The

?

wildcard character matches any character in a print server name, and the

*

character represents zero or more characters.

For example, to limit the print server display to servers MKT-01, MKT-02, MKT-

03, ..., you could use the filter MKT-??. To display all servers with names beginning with S, you can use the filter S*.

To establish and use a new filter:

1. Press the Define Filter Strings button.

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2. Enter a filter string and press the Add button.

3. Select the new filter string from the Server Name Filter pulldown list. The server list will be restricted to the list of servers that match the filter string.

4. To display all servers, choose All Devices from the Server Name Filter pulldown.

Working with Environment Files and Preferences

When EtherP Admin starts up, it first checks the network, looking for all HyperNet

Fastprint network print servers. Since this may take awhile if you have a large network, you may want to use environment files to reduce the wait. An environment file stores the list of servers it has discovered, along with information about them.

To save an environment file,

1. Make sure that EtherP Admin’s list of servers is up-to-date. Press the

Discover Print Servers button to update the list if necessary.

2. Choose Save As... from the File menu. Choose a file name for the file. By default the file will have a

.ENV

extension.

To tell EtherP Admin to open the environment file when it starts up instead of trying to discover all of the devices on the network,

1. Choose Preferences... from the File menu.

2. Click on the Load Environemnt File on Startup selection. Type in a filename, or use the Browse... button to locate the file on your hard disk.

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3. Click OK.

The settings accessible from the EtherP Admin Preferences dialog window are:

Load Environment File on Startup/Discover Environment on Startup

Determines whether EtherP Admin should load a file listing all of the print servers on the network and their addresses, or if it should search the network each time it starts.

Communication Timeout Determines how long EtherP Admin will wait for a request sent to the print server to receive a response. You may have to increase this number if you have a large network.

Communication Retries Determines how many times EtherP Admin will try again if it doesn’t receive a response from a print sever.

Discover Local Network/Discover Selected Networks Determines whether

EtherP Admin should discover print servers on your local IPX network only, or if it should also search other networks reachable from your workstation.

Pressing the More... button will display the IPX Network Segments window, which allows you to choose which networks will be searched. You can choose

All Network Segments to discover servers on all reachable networks, or Selected

Network Segments to select which networks you want to search in the displayed list.

Sort Server Name List Determines whether or not the list of servers should be sorted.

Save Settings on Exit Determines whether or not EtherP Admin settings, for example filter definitions, should be saved when you exit EtherP Admin.

Monitoring Printer Status

By choosing Printer Status from the Management menu, you can monitor the status of each of the printers attached to the print server.

Pressing the Select Port buttons determines which port’s status will be displayed.

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The Printer Status field shows whether the printer is on line, off line, is out of paper, or has an error. If the printer is compatible with HP’s PJL (Printer Job Lanaguage) protocol, and you have enabled the use of PJL on the port (see the Changing Print

Server Port Settings section on page 8 for instructions on how to do this), then the

Printer Model, Printer Status Code, and Printer Panel Display fields will display information about the printer and its status.

Checking NetWare Print Jobs

The NetWare Print Jobs window, accessible from the NetWare Print Jobs selection of the Management menu, can be used to monitor NetWare bindery-based print queues being served by your HyperNet Fastprint network print server, and to change the form type being used on a port. The NetWare Print Jobs window is a convenient substitute for the NetWare PCONSOLE program for everyday queue-management tasks.

Selecting the symbol to the left of the port name will expand the list of all of the queues served by the port. Selecting a print queue and pressing the Print Jobs... button will display the Manage Print Jobs window:

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From this window you can view the list of jobs for the queue, and remove jobs if necessary by pressing the Delete Job button. Checking a job’s Operator Hold box allows you to hold up the job in the print queue, leaving it in the queue until it is released (by un-checking the box). Similarly, if a print job user has placed a hold on a job, you can release the job to be printed by un-checking the User Hold box.

Selecting a port and pressing the Form Type... button will display the Form Type window, provided the port is not set to service All Forms (see the NetWare Settings section starting on page 21 for more information about the Form Type setting).

From the Form Type dialog window, you can change the current form type available on the printer.

Form types can be defined with the NetWare PCONSOLE program. Each of the different kinds of paper that a printer might contain can be assigned a different form type, and print jobs can be configured to request the type of form they need. For more information about form types, consult your NetWare documentation.

Configuring NetWare Print Services

For convenience, the EtherP Admin program provides many of the same NetWare print services administration features as NetWare’s PCONSOLE or the NetWare

Windows-based administration tools. The EtherP Admin program allows you to conveniently manage NetWare Bindery-based print queues, printers, and print servers on any of your NetWare file servers.

Note that for managing print services on servers using NDS (NetWare Directory

Services), you will need to use Novell-provided administration programs.

Managing Print Queues

Selecting Print Queues... from the EtherP Admin NetWare menu displays the

NetWare Print Queues dialog window.

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To create a new print queue, click on the name of the file server where you want to create the queue and press Create.... Enter a name for the queue and press OK.

To remove a print queue, select it and press Delete. To view and/or modify its list of assigned print servers, queue operators, or queue users, press Assignments....

From the Assign NetWare Print Servers tab, you can assign already-defined print servers to the print queue you have selected, or remove print queue assignments. For information about defining print servers, see the Managing Print Servers section below.

From the Assign Operators tab, you can determine what users are allowed to operate the queue. Queue operators are allowed to edit other user’s print jobs, delete print jobs, change the order of print jobs, and modify the queue status.

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From the Assign Users tab, you can determine who is allowed to use the printer.

For NetWare 3.x servers, normally the group EVERYONE, of which all users are members, is assigned to the queue users list. This means that all users can send jobs to the queue. If you want to restrict the use of the print queue, you can remove the group EVERYONE and add a smaller group, or you can add individual users. For

NetWare 4.x servers, you will need to create such a group manually.

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Managing Printers

Selecting Printers... from the EtherP Admin NetWare menu displays the NetWare

Printers dialog window.

Clicking on a printer and clicking Assignments displays the Printer Assignments dialog. From the Assign NetWare Print Queues tab, you can determine which print queues are served by the printer, adding or removing queues from the assigned list.

From the Assign NetWare Notifications tab, you can determine which users are notified if a problem occurs with the print job. By default, only the owner of the individual print job receives notification.

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Managing Print Servers

Selecting Print Servers... from the EtherP Admin NetWare menu displays the

NetWare Printers dialog window.

Selecting a file server and clicking Create... allows you to create a new print server.

Selecting a print server and clicking Delete allows you to delete it, and clicking

Assignments... displays the Print Server Assignments dialog window.

From the Assign NetWare Printers tab, you can define new printers in the selected print server, or remove printers from the server.

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From the Assign Operators tab, you can add or remove users from the print server’s operators list. Print server operators are allowed to attach the print server to other file servers, set printers’ forms and notification lists, change the list of queues served and queue priorities, or down the print server.

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From the Assign Users tab, you can set the print server’s user list. Print server users are allowed to monitor the print server’s status. (It is not necessary to be a print server user to print to a queue served by the printer; one need only be a queue user.)

By default on NetWare 3.x servers, the group EVERYONE is included, making it possible for all users on the file server to view the server’s status.

Resetting the Print Server

Sometimes it may be desirable to restart your network print server, in order to reset its internal statistics counters or to clear other status information.

There are two different ways to reset the print server:

An ordinary reset has the same effect as powering off the print server and powering it back on again. Statistics counters will be cleared, but all of the print server’s configuration settings will be retained.

A factory reset not only restarts the print server, but changes all of its configuration settings back to their original values, as the print server was shipped from the factory.

WARNING: Do not perform a factory reset unless you are absolutely sure this is what you want. All

settings will be erased and replaced with their original values.

To perform the reset:

1. Select Reset or Factory Reset from the Tools menu.

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2. EtherP Admin will ask for confirmation for the reset.

3. Click Yes to confirm. The print server will reset itself. If you selected

Factory Reset, all of the print server’s default configuration values will be restored.

Upgrading the Print Server’s Internal Firmware

The print server’s internal software is stored in Flash memory, which allows you to upgrade it to an updated version without shipping the print server back to your distributor. Consult your dealer for information about when updated print server firmware versions are available.

You will also need to have copies of the updated firmware. Firmware updates are contained in to related files, a larger one with a

.bin

extension, and a smaller one having a

.dwl

extension. Both of these files are necessary for the download to be completed successfully.

To perform the download:

1. Make sure you have backup copies of the previous version of the firmware image files before overwriting them with the new ones.

2. Choose Download Firmware... from the EtherP Admin Tools menu. The print server will ask for the filename of the updated

.bin

image file.

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3. Type in the pathname of the

.bin

file, or click the Browse... button to locate the file using a standard dialog box.

4. Click OK. EtherP Admin will display an informational warning message.

5. Click OK. The download will begin. EtherP Admin will display the progress of the download.

6. When downloading is complete, EtherP Admin will display an informational message.

WARNING: When downloading the image file, be very careful not to interrupt the transfer by

powering down the print server or disconnecting it from the network. The print server should be able to recover from an interrupted transfer in most cases, However, in some situations it may be necessary to return your print server for servicing in order to recover from an interrupted download.

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Troubleshooting Print Server Problems

This chapter gives advice for identifying problems with your HyperNet Fastprint network print server.

Using the EtherP Admin Device Diagnostics Window

Choosing Device Diagnostics... from the EtherP Admin Management menu displays the Device Diagnostics window. From the Device Diagnostics window you can display many of the print server’s settings and status items, allowing you to identify many types of print server problems.

The Configuration tab displays the print server’s configuration settings, divided into different categories in a tree structure. You can expand branches of the tree to display entries beneath the branch.

The Status tab shows the status of the print server’s various subsystems.

The Statistics tab shows collected statistics, also divided into various categories.

(Many of these categories correspond to standard SNMP management information base categories.)

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The Log tab contains a tree branch for each error that occurs. Error log entry branches contain detailed information about the problem, which should be able to assist your or technical support representative to locate the problem.

The Save to File... button at the bottom of the dialog window allows you to save a text file listing all of the entries in the Device Diagnostic window. You can use this function to keep a record of your print server’s settings for future reference. The contents of this file may also be useful to your technical support representative if you encounter problems you are unable to resolve.

Appendix: Telnet Interface Administration

This appendix describes the use the telnet

interface for controlling and configuring

HyperNet Fastprint network print servers.

Setting an IP Address without EtherP Admin

The EtherP Admin program allows you to set your print server’s IP address (and other TCP/IP parameters). If you don’t have a Windows-based workstation and you need to set your print server’s address, you can use a BOOTP (Boot Protocol) server, or the manual method described below.

If you want to use BOOTP, your local Ethernet network needs to have a BOOTP server. The BOOTP server table needs to have an entry listing the print server’s

Ethernet (MAC) address, the IP address you want to assign to the print server, the network’s mask, and the default gateway (router) address. Consult your BOOTP server documentation for information about how to add an entry to the server table.

If you aren’t using BOOTP, you can manually set the IP address using the following method:

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1. Note your print server’s Ethernet (MAC) address. The Ethernet address is a

12-digit hex number printed on a sticker on the bottom of your print server.

2. Use a host on the same local Ethernet network as the print server. Change your host’s ARP (address resolution protocol) table to add a mapping from the

IP address you want to assign to the print server’s Ethernet address. For many

TCP/IP systems, this is done with a command of the form:

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arp -s ip-address ethernet-address

For example, to assign the address

202.39.74.40

to the print server with MAC address

00 80 C8 14 26 34

, use the command: arp -s 202.39.74.40 0080C8142634

Note: on a U

NIX

-based system, you will need to have superuser ( root

) permission to execute the arp

command.

3. From the host with the modified ARP table, send an ICMP echo request to the print server using the ping

command: ping 202.39.74.40

When the print server receives an ICMP request at its own Ethernet address, but with a different IP address than the one it was expecting, it changes its IP address setting.

4. The print server will now respond to the new IP address. At this point you can use the telnet

interface (as described below) to change the host’s other settings.

Accessing the Telnet Interface

You can access your print server’s telnet

interface using an ordinary telnet

client program. On many systems, the command to invoke a telnet

client is: telnet ip-address

Where

ip-address

is the IP address you have assigned to the print server.

When you first telnet

to the print server, it displays its log-in message. At this point you can enter the password you have assigned to your print server. If you have not yet assigned a password, just press Enter.

The print server will then display the telnet

interface main menu:

[Main Menu]

1 - Server Configuration

2 - Port Configuration

3 - TCP/IP Configuration

4 - AppleTalk Configuration

5 - Display Information

6 - Tools

7 - Save Configuration

0 - Quit

Enter Selection:

Changing TCP/IP Settings

Once you have set the print server’s IP address for the first time (using the method described above), you may wish to change the address or other TCP/IP configuration information such as the local network mask, the default gateway, the accepted

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SNMP community names, or the list of SNMP trap recipients. To change these

TCP/IP settings,

1. From the main menu, choose TCP/IP Configuration. The print server will display the TCP/IP Configuration menu.

[TCP/IP Configuration]

1 - IP Address <168.8.100.52>

2 - Subnet Mask <255.255.0.0>

3 - Default Gateway <168.8.100.254>

4 - SNMP Community

5 - SNMP Traps

6 - IP Assignment Method <Manual>

0 - Return to Main Menu

Enter Selection:

2. To change the IP address, local subnet mask, or default gateway, choose the appropriate menu item. The print server will prompt you for a new value for the setting. Enter the new value and press Enter.

To change the SNMP community names, choose the appropriate menu item. The print server will display the SNMP Community menu:

[SNMP Community]

1 - Commumity Name 1 <public>

2 - Community Access 1 <Read/Write>

3 - Commumity Name 2 <>

4 - Community Access 2 <Read Only>

5 - Commumity Name 3 <>

6 - Community Access 3 <Read Only>

0 - Return to TCP/IP Menu

Enter Selection:

For each of the three community name “slots” that the print server supports, you can set the community name and the level of access (read-only or read/write) that requests using that community name have. SNMP-compatible Network

Management System (NMS) stations can use the community names you have set to access management information and statistics collected by the print server.

To change an entry, select the corresponding menu item. When the print server prompts you for the new value, enter it and press Enter. When you are done changing community name settings, choose 0 to return to the TCP/IP

Configuration menu.

To modify the SNMP trap settings, choose the appropriate menu item from the

TCP/IP configuration menu. The print server will display the SNMP Trap menu:

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[SNMP Traps]

1 - Traps <Disable>

2 - Target 1 IP Address <203.69.140.234>

3 - Target 1 Community Name <public>

4 - Target 2 IP Address <0.0.0.0>

5 - Target 2 Community Name <>

6 - Target 3 IP Address <0.0.0.0>

7 - Target 3 Community Name <>

0 - Return to TCP/IP Menu

Enter Selection:

By default, SNMP traps are disabled. Select the Traps item to enable or disable the sending of traps:

1. Disable

2. Enable

0. Return to SNMP Traps Menu

Enter Selection:

Once traps are enabled, you can assign up to three different hosts as designated trap recipients. With each trap recipient IP address, there is also an associated

SNMP community name that will be included in the IP request. To change an IP address or community name, select the appropriate menu item and enter the desired value.

3. When you are done changing TCP/IP settings, choose 0 to return to the Main

Menu.

4. Choose the Save Configuration menu item. The print server will ask for confirmation:

Do you really want to save the configuration?

(y/n)

Answer y

to confirm the save. The telnet

connection will drop, and the print server will reset itself, letting the new TCP/IP settings take effect.

Changing Server Settings

From the Server Configuration menu, you can change the server name, as well as the

Location and Contact fields (used for identifying the location of the print server and the person responsible for maintaining it).

To change one of these settings,

1. From the main menu, choose Server Configuration. The print server will display the Server Configuration menu.

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[Server Configuration]

1 - Server Name <PS-142634>

2 - Location <Central office>

3 - Admin Contact <Benjamin Lin>

4 - Change Password

0 - Return to Main Menu

Enter Selection:

2. To change the server name, location, or admin contact, choose the appropriate menu item. The print server will prompt for the new value.

If you are setting the server name, be sure to follow the recommendations described in the Choosing a Name for Your Print Server section on page 6 of this manual.

3. When you are done changing the server settings, choose 0 to return to the Main

Menu.

4. Choose the Save Configuration menu item. The print server will ask for confirmation:

Do you really want to save the configuration?

(y/n)

Answer Y to confirm the save. The telnet

connection will drop, and the print server will reset itself, letting the new server configuration take effect.

Changing the Print Server Password

The print server password is used to protect the print server’s configuration from changes, either through the EtherP Admin program, or through the telnet

interface.

To change the print server’s password,

1. From the main menu, choose Server Configuration. The print server will display the Server Configuration menu.

[Server Configuration]

1 - Server Name <PS-142634>

2 - Location <Central office>

3 - Admin Contact <Benjamin Lin>

4 - Change Password

0 - Return to Main Menu

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2. Choose the Change Password menu item. The print server will prompt for the old password:

Input Old Password :

If there is no password, just press Enter.

3. The print server will prompt you to enter the new password. All password characters will be displayed as asterisks (

*

). You will then be prompted a

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second time. Enter the same password as before to confirm that you have typed it correctly.

Input New Password : *******

Confirm New Password: *******

4. Choose 0 to return to the Main Menu.

5. Choose the Save Configuration menu item. The print server will ask for confirmation:

Do you really want to save the configuration?

(y/n)

Answer Y to confirm the save. The telnet

connection will drop, and the print server will reset itself, letting the new password setting take effect.

Changing Port Settings

Each port on the print server has several settings that you may need to change to suit your configuration and the printer you have attached to the port. Complete descriptions of each of these settings may be found in the Changing Print Server

Port Settings section on page 8. To change one or more port settings,

1. Choose Port Configuration from the main menu. The print server will display the Port Configuration menu.

[Port Configuration]

1 - Port 1 (LPT1)

2 - Port 2 (LPT2)

3 - Port 3 (COM)

0 - Return to Main Menu

Enter Selection:

2. Select the port you wish to configure. The print server will display a menu appropriate to the port’s type. For a parallel port, a menu similar to the following will be displayed:

[Port 1]

1 - Port Name <PS-142634-P1>

2 - Description <HP LaserJet 5L>

3 - Speed <High>

4 - PJL Printer <Yes>

0 - Return to Port Menu

Enter Selection:

For a serial port, the menu will be similar to the following:

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[Port 3]

1 - Port Name <PS-142634-S3>

2 - Description <>

3 - Baud Rate <9600>

4 - Data Bits <8>

5 - Stop Bits <1>

6 - Parity Bits <None>

7 - S/W Flow Control <XON/XOFF>

8 - H/W Flow Control <DTR/RTS>

0 - Return to Port Menu

Enter Selection:

3. To change any of the displayed settings, choose the appropriate menu item.

The print server will prompt for the new value.

4. When you are done changing settings for the port, choose 0 to return to the

Port Configuration menu.

5. When you are done changing port settings, choose 0 to return to the main menu.

6. Choose the Save Configuration menu item. The print server will ask for confirmation:

Do you really want to save the configuration?

(y/n)

Answer Y to confirm the save. The telnet

connection will drop, and the print server will reset itself, letting the new port settings take effect.

Changing AppleTalk Settings

You can also change AppleTalk network settings from the telnet

interface. On

Macintosh-only networks, you can use a telnet

client such as NCSA Telnet to configure your print server without requiring a Windows-compatible machine.

Selecting AppleTalk Configuration displays the AppleTalk Configuration menu:

[AppleTalk Configuration]

1 - Zone Name <*>

2 - Port 1 Printer Type <LaserWriter>

3 - Port 1 PostScript Level <Level 2>

4 - Port 2 Printer Type <LaserWriter>

5 - Port 2 PostScript Level <Level 2>

6 - Port 3 Printer Type <LaserWriter>

7 - Port 3 PostScript Level <Level 2>

0 - Return to Main Menu

Enter Selection:

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To modify a selection, select its menu item and enter a new value. The meanings of each of the AppleTalk settings is described in the Setting up the Print Server for

AppleTalk Printing section on page 41.

Displaying Configuration Information

The print server telnet

interface provides two menu selections for displaying information about the print server and about the printers connected to it. From the main menu, you can select the Display Information selection to display the Display

Information menu:

[Display Information]

1 - Display Configuration

2 - Display Port Status

0 - Return to Main Menu

Enter Selection:

The Display Configuration selection displays several pages of information about the print server’s hardware and internal software, as well as its configuration settings.

Information about the port settings is also included.

The Display Port Status selection displays statistics and information about the jobs printed on each of the print server’s ports.

Port Number 1 2 3

==============================================================

[Total Status]

Jobs 45 1 0

Sizes (KBytes) 23179 0 0

Timeouts 0 0 0

--------------------------------------------------------------

[Current Job]

Printer Status On Line Off Line On Line

Index 0 1 0

Protocol NETWARE

Name 00C60001

Spooling Bytes 0 172032 0

Printing Bytes 0 153600 0

==============================================================

1 - Refresh Port Status

0 - Return to Display Information Menu

Enter Selection:

Resetting the Print Server

Sometimes it may be desirable to restart the print server, in order to reset its internal statistics counters or to clear other status information.

The telnet

interface provides two different types of reset:

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An ordinary reset has the same effect as powering off the print server and powering it back on again. Statistics counters will be cleared, but all of the print server’s configuration settings will be retained.

A factory reset not only restarts the print server, but changes all of its configuration settings back to their original values, as the print server was shipped from the factory.

WARNING: Do not perform a factory reset unless you are absolutely sure this is what you want. All

settings, including the print server’s TCP/IP network address, will be erased and replaced with their original values.

To reset the print server,

1. Choose Tools from the Main Menu.

[Tools]

1 - Reset

2 - Factory Reset

3 - Download Firmware

0 - Return to Main Menu

Enter Selection:

2. Choose the Reset or Factory Reset menu item, depending on the type of reset you wish to perform. The print server will ask for confirmation.

3. Confirm the reset by entering y

and pressing Enter. The telnet connection will drop, and the print server will reset itself. If you selected Factory Reset, all of the print server’s default configuration values will be restored.

Upgrading Print Server Firmware

The print server’s internal software is stored in Flash memory, which allows you to upgrade it to an updated version without shipping the print server back to your distributor. Consult your dealer or check the Hypertec web site

( www.hypertec.co.uk

) for information about when updated print server firmware versions are available.

To upgrade your print server’s firmware, you will need to have a TFTP server on your network. A TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) server is provided with most versions of the U

NIX

operating system, as well as with many other operating systems that support TCP/IP networking. Consult your system documentation for detailed information about establishing a TFTP server.

You will also need to have copies of the updated firmware. Firmware updates are contained in to related files, a larger one with a

.BIN

extension, and a smaller one having a

.DWL

extension. Both of these files are necessary for the download to be completed successfully. The files should be stored on your TFTP server with uppercase filenames.

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To perform the download:

1. Make sure you have backup copies of the previous version of the firmware image files before overwriting them with the new ones.

2. Place the two firmware image files in the root of your TFTP server directory.

(On some versions of the U

NIX

operating system, the TFTP server directory is found in

/tftpboot

.)

3. Connect to the print server using telnet

, and select Tools from the Main Menu.

4. Choose Download Firmware. The print server will display the Download

Firmware menu.

[Download Firmware]

1 - TFTP Server IP Address <0.0.0.0>

2 - Download

0 - Return to Tools Menu

Enter Selection:

5. Choose the TFTP Server IP Address selection. Enter the IP address of the system you have designated as the TFTP server. For example:

Input TFTP Server IP Address: 203.69.140.234

6. Choose the Download selection. Provided all files are set up correctly, the print server will download the

.DWL

file, reset itself (closing the telnet connection), and begin downloading the

.BIN

file. When this is complete, the print server will restart, using the updated version of the firmware.

WARNING: When downloading the image file, be very careful not to interrupt the transfer by

powering down the print server or disconnecting it from the network. The print server should be able to recover from an interrupted transfer in most cases, provided the TFTP server remains available. However, in some situations it may be necessary to return your print server for servicing in order to recover from an interrupted download.

Index

AppleTalk zone, 72

ARP (address resolution protocol), 114 arp command, 114 authentication trap, 78 banner, NetWare print job, 38 baud rate port, 18

BIN file, 108, 128 bindery, 42 bindery emulation, 43 bindery emulation mode, 21

BOOTP (Boot Protocol), 113

BSD/OS, 81

CAPTURE command, 21, 37, 54 options, 38 carriage return/linefeed translation, 80

Communication Retries, 96

Communication Timeout, 96 community name, 78

Configuration menu

AppleTalk Protocol..., 72

NetBEUI Protocol..., 56

NetWare Configuration, 47

NetWare Protocol..., 25, 28, 39, 48

Save Configuration, 15, 19, 27, 47, 49, 73, 77

Server Device..., 13, 14, 17, 72, 76

TCP/IP Protocol..., 77, 78, 79

Configure AppleTalk button, 92

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Configure NetBEUI button, 92

Configure NetWare button, 92

Configure Server button, 92

Configure TCP/IP button, 92 data bits port, 18 default gateway setting using EtherP Admin, 77 setting using telnet interface, 116

Define Filter Strings button, 93, 94

Description port, 17

Device Diagnostics button, 92

Discover Print Servers button, 93, 95

DNS, 81

DWL file, 108, 128

ENV file, 95 environment files, 95

Ethernet address, 113

EtherP Admin installation, 9 starting, 10

EtherTalk, 71

EVERYONE

NetWare group, 102

Expand Server List button, 92

File menu

Discover, 93

Save As..., 95 filters adding, 94 wildcard characters, 94 flash memory, 108 flow control hardware, 19 software (XON/XOFF), 19 form type changing, 100 form types defining, 100

FreeBSD, 81 group name. See workgroup name hardware flow control, 19 hosts file, 81 image file, 108 installing EtherP Admin, 9

IP address setting using EtherP Admin, 77 setting using telnet interface, 116

IPX network protocol, 9

LAN Manager, 17, 67

LaserWriter, 73, 74

Linux, 81 lpd, 76

MacOS, 71, 74

Management menu

Device Diagnostics, 110

74

NetWare Print Jobs, 98

Printer Status, 97 menu shortcuts, 92

MIB-II, 78

Microsoft Networking, 55 name

Chooser, 71 port, 17, 71 print server, 12

NDS. See NetWare Directory Services

NET USE command, 67

NetBEUI, 55

NetBSD, 81

NetWare

Windows client services, 9

NetWare Directory Services, 42

NetWare menu

Print Queues..., 101

Print Servers..., 104

Printers..., 103

NetWare Print Jobs window, 98 network management systems, 117

NWADMIN, 43 parity bits, 18 password setting, 14 password, print server, 120 path

Microsoft Networking printer, 57

NetWare 3.x print queue, 30, 33, 35

PJL (Printer Job Lanaguage), 98

PJL (Printer Job Language) port setting, 18 ports parallel, 17 serial, 18

PostScript, 20, 71

PostScript level, 73

PostScript Printer Description file, 74

PPD file, 74

Preferences dialog, 96 print queue creating, 26 print queue, NetWare assigning print servers, 101 assigning queue operators, 102 assigning users, 102 creating, 101 removing, 101 print server testing, 19 printcap file, 83 printer number, 29, 46

Printer Status button, 92

Queue operators, 102 remote printer configuring for NetWare 3.x, 27

requirements for using EtherP Admin, 8

RPRINTER, 23

Save Configuration button, 92

Server Name Filter pulldown, 93, 95

Server Name List, 92

SETUP.EXE, 9

SNMP, 76, 78, 111 community name, 115 community name, setting using telnet interface, 116

Speed port, 17 spool daemon, 82 spool directory, 81 stop bits, 18 subnet mask seting using telnet interface, 116 setting using EtherP Admin, 77

SunOS, 81 telnet command, 115 telnet interface, 9, 113 testing the print server, 19

TFTP, 89

TFTP server, 128 toolbar buttons, 92

Tools menu

Download Firmware..., 108

Factory Reset, 107

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Print Test..., 20

Reset, 107 traps, 79

Trivial File Transfer Protocol. See TFTP

Windows 3.x

printing to NetWare 3.x queue, 36 printing to NetWare 4.x queue, 52

Windows 95 printing on NetWare 3.x queues, 29 printing to Microsoft Networking printers, 58 printing to NetWare 4.x queue, 50

Windows for Workgroups 3.11

printing to Microsoft Networking printers, 64 printing to NetWare 3.x queue, 36 printing to NetWare 4.x queue, 52

Windows NT 3.51

printing to Microsoft Networking printers, 62 printing to NetWare 3.x queue, 34

Windows NT 4.0

printing to lpd print queue, 86 printing to Microsoft Networking printers, 60 printing to NetWare 3.x queue, 32 printing to NetWare 4.x queue, 50 workgroup, 13 workgroup name, 56

XON/XOFF flow control, 19 zone, AppleTalk, 72

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Product Warranty

Hypertec Limited warrants the hardware components of the product to be in good working order for the life of the product from the date of purchase of the product from Hypertec or an authorised Hypertec dealer. Should the hardware components of the product fail to be in good working order at any time, Hypertec will, at its option, repair or replace the product.

Repair parts and replacement products will be furnished on an exchange basis, and will be either reconditioned or new.

All replaced parts will become the property of Hypertec.

This warranty applies only to the original registered end user purchaser of the product and does not include service to repair damage resulting from accident, disaster, misuse, abuse or non-Hypertec modification of the product.

Additional components installed by the dealer or end user are not covered by this warranty. Apart from the above, no warranty is expressed or implied, including warranty of merchantability or warranty of fitness for use for a particular purpose.

The liability of Hypertec is limited to the repair or replacement of the product with a functionally equivalent or better product. Hypertec is not liable for any accidental, general, special, exemplary or consequential damages resulting from any product failure, even if Hypertec has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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Ph: +44 (0)1488 686844

Fax:

Web:

+44 (0)1488 686845 www.hypertec.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

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