SUMMARY: Using a DECstation as a print server for Suns...

From: grobbins@Kodak.COM
Date: Thu Jun 04 1992 - 17:49:55 CDT

My original post was:

>We have an NIS domain that consists of Suns and DECstations. The printers
>accessible from this domain are on terminal servers. We were usins LAT
>(DEC's Local Area Transport protocol) on a Sun so it could talk to the
>printers. All other Suns and DECstations in the domain would have
their >printcap entries point to this Sun as a remote printer.
>Well, the Sun LAT never did function correctly, so we've redesignated the print
>server to be on of the DECstations. Problem: The filters on the Sun somehow
>told the printer to print in "last page first" order, so when the
pages come >out face up, they are in correct order, with the banner
page on top. When we
>switched to the DECstation, this was no longer the case.
>Has anyone run into this problem? Is there a solution? I have posted to
>comp.unix.ultrix to no avail.


I subsequently found out that the page reversal performed on the Sun happened
via the options file associated with transcript software. My thanks to those
who replied:
        david@srv.PacBell.COM (David St. Pierre)
        dennett@acadia.Kodak.COM (Charlie Dennett) (right in my own front yard!) (Jae Chung)
        stern@sunne.East.Sun.COM (Hal Stern - NE Area Systems Engineer)

I have since found out that transcript is an Adobe product, and that people are
successfully using it in the Ultrix (DECstation) operating system. I will be
contacting Adobe to purchase this software for our DECstation.

Gretchen Mittelstaedt
Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester NY

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