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iPrint DNS issue

Hi All.

My Windows 2000 PCs, issue strange DNS queries when I open a print
dialogue box. The queries don't get answered, and so we get this long
timout thing happening before the dialogue box appears.
Example.
On the PC, have an app open, ready to print, and also a command prompt.
At the command prompt, do the ipconfig /flushdns to clear the cache.
Open the print dialogue box
The PC issues the following queries.
Name="ipp://10.101.36.44": Type=A, Class=IN
(This is issued, then with no answer (obviously), the PC tries secondary
DNS svr, then tries both again with domain name search paths etc..)
When its all been tried, then the print dialogue box opens.

The systems are Win2K, SP4. Novell client 4.91 sp2. No ZFD client.
iPrint 4.15. PC is in a windows domain as well as NDS logins.
I disabled the binding to TCPIP for MS Client, MS File and Print share,
and Novell client. Stopped Netbios helper service. Only one printer
installed. (Note that the name being queried is contains the ip address of
the iPrint server).

I don't think its the iPrint software on the client as when the print
dialogue box eventually comes up, you can print without any delays.

Any help would be greatly appreceiated (please don't give me the "Upgrade
to XP" line - It does seem to fix the problem, but there a few PCs to do
and we're already working as fast as we can.)

Thanks.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: iPrint DNS issue

When did this start?

We have had problems with slow dialouge boxes, computers freezing when going to printing etc.. All since about last Wednesday.

I can't find anything wrong server side and the networks seems to be behaving..

We are on XP.

Thing is, some times it works gr8 then minutes later the Printers and Fax page show printers as "Opening" or "not ready" then a few minutes later back to normal.

It's hard to track anything down...

Rob
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Re: iPrint DNS issue

On Mon, 05 Mar 2007 05:15:28 +0000, hardy.maxa wrote:

> The systems are Win2K, SP4. Novell client 4.91 sp2. No ZFD client.
> iPrint 4.15.


That's a pretty old iPrint client. I'd try upgrading it. I believe 4.26
is the latest.

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Joe Marton
Novell Support Forum SysOp
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Re: iPrint DNS issue

> On Mon, 05 Mar 2007 05:15:28 +0000, hardy.maxa wrote:
>
> > The systems are Win2K, SP4. Novell client 4.91 sp2. No ZFD client.
> > iPrint 4.15.

>
> That's a pretty old iPrint client. I'd try upgrading it. I believe 4.26
> is the latest.
>
> --
> Joe Marton
> Novell Support Forum SysOp
> Novell does not officially monitor these forums!
>


Thanks, but this made no difference.

Hardy.
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Re: iPrint DNS issue

On Mon, 05 Mar 2007 20:33:58 +0000, Hardy.Maxa wrote:

> Thanks, but this made no difference.


Are you using ShortInstallName in IPRINT.INI?

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Joe Marton
Novell Support Forum SysOp
Novell does not officially monitor these forums!

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