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iPrint and OES

I'm not on either iPrint or OES yet so have much to learn about both.
My question right now is licensing. I'm still using RPrinter/NPrinter
queues and PServer on NW 5.1, which does not consume any NetWare
licenses. What is the story with pure iPrint (as opposed to NDPS) on
OES? Are licenses needed for the printers serviced? And is iPrint only
a driver and connection management facilitator between clients and the
printers, or is it also a spooler that manages print queues on the
server? Finally, do the hardware print servers on the network require
any iPrint-specific intelligence or is IPP capability sufficient?

Oh yes, one more. For a smooth transition, are PServer and
RPrinter/NPrinter queues supported on OES, until we can get to pure
iPrint? If not, what is the best migration path? I'm not sure some of
our older print servers support IPP so we may not be able to migrate
fully overnight if that is a requirement. For print servers that do not
support IPP, what is the alternative?

Gerald Reynolds
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: iPrint and OES

iPrint/NDPS queues and printers do not use licenses. It's only if you
are servicing traditional queues that licenses are consumed.

iPrint is purely a client thing, it uses good old NDPS on the server as
before.

Any recent (say, <5 years) print server will work with NDPS/iPrint just
fine. IPP is not a requirement.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: iPrint and OES

Thank you, Andrew.

As I understand it, traditional print queues are an IPX-only feature on
traditional NetWare, and cannot be used on OES/Linux, which is IP only.
If I want to outright replace my single-server NW 5.1 box running
queues on traditional volumes with a brand new OES/Linux box running
iPrint (or NDPS) on NSS volumes, and port my files over, what is the
migration path for my print services? Or do I just start over and build
new ones? For that matter, what is my migration path for my data?

Gerald Reynolds

Andrew C Taubman wrote:
> iPrint/NDPS queues and printers do not use licenses. It's only if you
> are servicing traditional queues that licenses are consumed.
>
> iPrint is purely a client thing, it uses good old NDPS on the server as
> before.
>
> Any recent (say, <5 years) print server will work with NDPS/iPrint just
> fine. IPP is not a requirement.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: iPrint and OES

Ahh, you didn't mention Linux in your OP so I assumed you were going to
NW. I'm afraid I have no experience in NW to Linux migration, sorry. I
suggest you try in the Linux Install forum, thx.
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Andrew C Taubman
Novell Support Forums Volunteer SysOp
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(Sorry, support is not provided via e-mail)

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