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Linux Printing HOWTO
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11.3. Printing to a NetWare Printer

11.3. Printing to a NetWare Printer

The ncpfs suite includes a utility called nprint which provides the same functionality as smbprint but for NetWare. You can get ncpfs from Metalab. From the LSM entry for version 0.16:

"With ncpfs you can mount volumes of your NetWare server under Linux. You can also print to NetWare print queues and spool NetWare print queues to the Un*x print spooler. You need kernel 1.2.x or 1.3.54 and above. ncpfs does NOT work with any 1.3.x kernel below 1.3.54."

11.3.1. From LPD

To make nprint work via lpd, you write a little shell script to print stdin on the NetWare printer, and install that as the if for an lpd print queue. You'll get something like:
sub2|remote-NWprinter:\
        :sh:\
        :lp=/dev/null:\
        :sd=/var/spool/lpd/sub2:\
        :if=/var/spool/lpd/nprint-script:
The nprint-script might look approximately like:
#! /bin/sh
# You should try the guest account with no password first!
/usr/local/bin/nprint -S net -U name -P passwd -q printq-name -

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