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Replacement for ndps queues

Hello,
is it possible to use ndps queues on OES2 linux?

Thomas
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There is no NDPS functionality on OES2/Linux. You only have iPrint.
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Marcel_Cox;1647111 wrote:
There is no NDPS functionality on OES2/Linux. You only have iPrint.


Do we need to run a netware server only for this, is there any opensource software for linux that could do the same (ndps queues)??

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NDPS is only available on NetWare. However what prevents you from using iPrint instead?
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An external company is using ndps to print invoices to our printers. They say that they only can use this solution...

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thsundel wrote:

>They say that they only can use this solution...


That would really surprise me. Normally, NDPS pritners are just accessed
as windows pritners and the application isn't even aware that the printer
behind it is accessed through NDPS.
Also, if this is an external company, how do they access your environment?
Using NDPS assumes they use a Novell client and they log into your server.

Are you sure they aren't simply using LPR or something like that and you
NDPS is configured to use the LPR2NDPS support module?

All in all, I suggest you investigate in more detail how this invoice
printing is done, and probably it will be easy to find a solution.

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Marcel_Cox;1647442 wrote:
thsundel wrote:

>They say that they only can use this solution...


That would really surprise me. Normally, NDPS pritners are just accessed
as windows pritners and the application isn't even aware that the printer
behind it is accessed through NDPS.
Also, if this is an external company, how do they access your environment?
Using NDPS assumes they use a Novell client and they log into your server.

Are you sure they aren't simply using LPR or something like that and you
NDPS is configured to use the LPR2NDPS support module?

All in all, I suggest you investigate in more detail how this invoice
printing is done, and probably it will be easy to find a solution.

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Ahaa, no they are not logging into our environment. So then they can't be using ndps, right? If so then I need to ask my coworker for more info on this..

If I remember correctly I think my coworker described the setup like this:

The ext. comp. has access to 1 queue on our netware server that is somehow connected to several of our printers?? Then they can choose somehow which printer the job is printed to. Is this possible?

Thomas
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thsundel wrote:

>Ahaa, no they are not logging into our environment. So then they can't
>be using ndps, right? If so then I need to ask my coworker for more info
>on this..


While it is possible to access NDPS public printers, that is a scenario
which I don't consider very likely, especially as it still requires a
Novell client and it also requires quite some network visibility to the
machine accessing the printer.

>The ext. comp. has access to 1 queue on our netware server that is
>somehow connected to several of our printers?? Then they can choose
>somehow which printer the job is printed to. Is this possible?


I think the information you have is too vague to make a reliable guess on
how things might work.
I would still see using LPR as a likely candidate how things are
implemented but I also think it is of little use to go on speculating on
how things might be done. You really need to get some technical details on
how things are done.

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