Printing remotely over TCP/IP

Installing and removing RLP

Before installing RLP on your SCO OpenServer system, be sure first to install TCP/IP. To install RLP:

  1. Log in as root.

  2. Enter:

    mkdev rlp

    You now see the following display:

       	Remote printing configuration

    Do you want to install or delete remote printing (i/d/q)?

  3. You have three options:

  4. You now see the following messages:
       Installing Remote Line Printing

    Creating directories /usr/lpd/remote and /usr/spool/lpd and file /etc/printcap Saving lp, cancel, lpmove and lpstat commands to /usr/lpd/local Installing remote lp, cancel, lpmove and lpstat commands Do you wish to change the remote printer description file /etc/printcap (y/n)?

    To define printers available through RLP, enter y. The rlpconf command is then executed. See ``Setting up a client'' and ``Setting up a print server'' later in this chapter for information on rlpconf.

    To wait until later to define printers, enter n. You then see the message:

       Run /etc/rlpconf to change the remote printer description file
    Remember to run rlpconf at some point before using RLP. Otherwise, you will have no entries in the /etc/printcap file.

  5. If the directories that RLP needs to do the installation already exist, you see the following message:
       Remote line printing working directory already exists.

    Do you wish to continue installing the remote line printing system (y/n)?

    Enter y to continue the installation. Enter n to stop and return to the shell prompt.

  6. You are now asked the following question:
       Do you want to start remote daemon now (y/n)?
    To start the lpd(ADMN) daemon, enter y. This daemon must be running for RLP to work. To wait until later to start the daemon, enter n.

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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003