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Is iPrint Server dependent

I know that with previous versions, when/if the Server went down, the
clients would not be able to print. Because it depended on the print
manager and broker being loaded on the server. At this time we're using
IP printing, so if connection is lost to the server, clients can still
print. But iPrint was still not truly IP based printing.

I noticed in the article below, under iPrint, it's says "the ability to
print directly to a local printer without routing to a print server".
This prompted me to see if true IP printing is a new feature, that once
the printers are set up, does it still need the server to be up in order
to print.

http://www.novell.com/products/openenterpriseserver/whatsnew.html

Thanks for any help on this
Terry
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Is iPrint Server dependent

With our direct print feature, you must first install the printer from
either a map or the default page. Once the printer is installed it will
occasionally communicate with the server for updates but if the server
can't be found the client doesn't care. You can still print via LPR or
RAW (port 9100) format to the physical printer
> I know that with previous versions, when/if the Server went down, the
> clients would not be able to print. Because it depended on the print
> manager and broker being loaded on the server. At this time we're using
> IP printing, so if connection is lost to the server, clients can still
> print. But iPrint was still not truly IP based printing.
>
> I noticed in the article below, under iPrint, it's says "the ability to
> print directly to a local printer without routing to a print server".
> This prompted me to see if true IP printing is a new feature, that once
> the printers are set up, does it still need the server to be up in order
> to print.
>
> http://www.novell.com/products/openenterpriseserver/whatsnew.html
>
> Thanks for any help on this
> Terry


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Is iPrint Server dependent

Hi,

Is this working for Secure iPrint also ? In that case you still need a
server up for authentication, right?
The documentation is more vague about server availability then your
statement (thanks for that):

Enabling iPrint Direct

Users of an iPrint Direct-enabled printer send print jobs directly to the
printer instead of sending the job to the Print Manager first. The job is
sent to the printer in LPR or raw 9100 format, depending on the setting
gateway autoload command for the printer. Although this greatly reduces
server communication, the ability to audit print jobs is lost. iPrint Direct
still supports driver updates, and printer information is gathered directly
from the printer using SNMP.

Peter

> With our direct print feature, you must first install the printer from
> either a map or the default page. Once the printer is installed it will
> occasionally communicate with the server for updates but if the server
> can't be found the client doesn't care. You can still print via LPR or
> RAW (port 9100) format to the physical printer
>> I know that with previous versions, when/if the Server went down, the
>> clients would not be able to print. Because it depended on the print
>> manager and broker being loaded on the server. At this time we're using
>> IP printing, so if connection is lost to the server, clients can still
>> print. But iPrint was still not truly IP based printing.
>>
>> I noticed in the article below, under iPrint, it's says "the ability to
>> print directly to a local printer without routing to a print server".
>> This prompted me to see if true IP printing is a new feature, that once
>> the printers are set up, does it still need the server to be up in order
>> to print.
>>
>> http://www.novell.com/products/openenterpriseserver/whatsnew.html
>>
>> Thanks for any help on this
>> Terry

>



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