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Re: print server on NSLU2

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  • kvnmcgough
    I have been (unsuccessfully) pouring through the lpr documenation. Samba does printing well, and my theory is that we are, at least in proof-of-concept, half
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 1, 2004
      I have been (unsuccessfully) pouring through the lpr documenation.
      Samba does printing well, and my theory is that we are, at least in
      proof-of-concept, half of the way there with file sharing.

      --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, Mike Murphy <mamurph@c...> wrote:
      > This could be done, but only with a custom kernel that isn't
      > USB-crippled. That is, unless we can create device nodes and write
      > directly to the /dev/usb/x USB ports, without needing the usbprinter
      > driver.
      >
      > I thought about doing this exact thing, but ended up breaking down
      and
      > buying a JetDirect because I couldn't find good documentation for
      the
      > JetDirect protocol (I need scanning support too). I'd be willing to
      work
      > on such a project if someone can hunt down and/or reverse-engineer
      the
      > JetDirect stuff. We'd also need someone who knows how to create and
      > write to the device nodes without kernel modification, if that is
      at all
      > possible.
      >
      > Mike
      >
      > -- Original: --
      >
      > Message: 16
      > Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 08:29:12 -0000
      > From: "no2chem" <mc2math@m...>
      > Subject: print server on NSLU2
      >
      > I've looked into some uses for the NSLU2, and one handy feature to
      > have would be to have it as a print server. However, this might
      mean
      > having lots of vendor-specific binary issues. IT might be
      > possible,however, for the print server to just forward the port and
      > have the driver dependent on the end-users computer... I believe
      > that is how the commerical usb print servers operate if I am not
      > mistaken. Anyone want to take a look at this?
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