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What Migration Would I Be Performing?

I am trying to outline the migration process for print services from
Netware to OES Linux. My print guy is out, so I'm trying to figure this
our myself.

I would like to determine whether we are running NDPS or iPrint on our
Netware server. I see both the NDPSM module (for the NDPS Manager) and
NDPSGW (Gateway) modules loaded along with the IPPSRVR module, which is
the Novell iPrint Server. Based on this information, are we running
iPrint, or still using NDPS (I assume iPrint)?

I have found three articles regarding the migration process (the actual
iPrint Admin Guide simply says use the Server Consolidation Utility and
then update DNS, which seems overly simplistic):

Complete NetWare to OES Linux Migration Guide:
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/appnote/19259.html

OES Migration:
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/appnote/19409.html

Migration of iPrint services from NetWare to OES Linux:
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/18376.html

These three all appear to be NDPS to iPrint migrations, and if we're
already using iPrint on Netware, then I don't think they are the best
guidelines.

Can someone tell me if this is going to be strictly iPrint on Netware to
iPrint on OES Linux, and if so, if there is better documentation?

Thank you.

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iPrint is just an extra layer on top of NDPS. Starting with NetWare 6.0
when iPrin twas introduced, all printers are potentially both NDPS and
iPrint printers. What really counts is how the clients access the printer.
What you should be aware is that on Linux, you only have the iPrint
functionality. The NDPS protocol has never been ported to Linux. This
means that if your workstations are currently using NDPS, you first have
to migrate them to iPrint before moving your printers to a different
server. Otherwise, you can't do a seamless migration and your users will
have to manually reinstall their printers as iPrint printers.
One additional thing to be aware of is that tha various tools that allow
you to move printers from NetWare to Linux will only move the pritners,
but not the printer drivers. This means that you have to manually upload
the pritner drivers to the driver store of your Linux server.

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Thank you for taking the time to reply.

Would you or anyone out there know where to find the current iPrint plugin
for iManager 2.5. The Migration of iPrint services... document I
referenced previously refers to version 2.5.5.20060626. The version I
currently have is 2.5.2.20051005 on OES Linux, and older in Netware. The
versions that I see in Downloads are older still.

Thanks again.

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For some strange reason, the iPrint plugins have disappeared from the
visible list at download.novell.com some time ago. I will ask Novell about
it.

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In absense of downloadable iPrint plugins, you should be able to extract
the iPrint login from NW65SP6


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