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rjneilly
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LPR Communication Failed

Hi,

I'm just getting started with iPrint on OES/Linux (v11 sp1), so please bear with me 🙂

When I set up a printer with the gateway command parameters "Port=LPR HOSTNAME=PXXX.SUB.DOM.AIN PRINTERNAME=PASSTHROUGH" or "Port=RAW HOSTNAME=PXXX.SUB.DOM.AIN" the error message on the iprint health status page says "LPR Communication Failed".

However if I manually edit the gateway command to put in the actual port number, eg "Port=515" or "Port=9100", then there is no error message on the printer health monitor. OTOH there is an error message in /var/log/messages:
Jul 17 13:02:45 n11 iprintgw[11896]: Unknown PORT param '515 HOSTNAME=pxxx.sub.dom.ain PRINTERNAME=PASSTHROUGH' for printer 'Pxxx-BW'
Jul 17 13:03:38 n11 iprintgw[11896]: Unknown PORT param '9100 HOSTNAME=pxxx.sub.dom.ain for printer 'Pxxx-BW'

Weird eh? Is there an explanation for this? A fix?

In comparison our NetWare 6.5 iPrint has no problems with "Port=RAW" to the exact same device - a Xerox Workstation 5470.

Cheers,

Ron
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rjneilly
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Re: LPR Communication Failed

I do not have an explanation for the wierd behaviour of port=raw vs port=9100, but I do have the solution to what fixes it : firewall and ACL rules. Once the server was put into the right group in our firewall and once the ACL on the printers vlan was fixed it all started working.

Cheers,

Ron
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Community Manager kgroneman Community Manager
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Re: LPR Communication Failed

Ron, thanks for coming back with the solution. It's appreciated.
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