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HP Jetdirect Print Servers - TCP/IP Solutions Guide

As the leader in network printing, HP recognizes the tremendous growth in networks using the TCP/IP protocol. The HP Jetdirect print servers have several methods for sharing printers in a TCP/IP environment. In most UNIX operating systems, the company that writes the operating system provides the software solution. HP provides software that can be used with certain versions of Solaris, HP-UX, and Linux.
  note:
The following Embedded Print Servers are not supported in a UNIX or Novell environment:
Printer
Embedded Print Server Model
HP Color LaserJet 3000dn
Q7535A
HP Color LaserJet 3000n
Q7534A
HP Color LaserJet 3600dn
Q5988A
HP Color LaserJet 3600n
Q5987A
HP Color LaserJet 3800dn
Q5983A
HP Color LaserJet 3800dtn
Q5984A
HP Color LaserJet 3800n
Q5982A
Many Unix and Linux operating systems have some sort of utility or some sort of third-party support for printing over a network. A search on the Internet for a particular operating system will usually find a variety of solutions either from the company that writes the operating system or from a 'third-party' company. Thus, rather than provide misinformation, the table below may simply read, "Refer to their web site", since there may be several web sites that provide software solutions. (As is common, many web sites change, move, or are simply deleted.) Also, if a particular operating system is not listed in the table below, simply search the Internet for the operating system and for printing information for the operating system.
LPD
A common method of printing with TCP/IP that supports the broadest base operating systems, including Windows, HP-UX, Solaris, and Apple Macintosh, is LPD (Line Printer Daemon). LPD refers to the protocol and programs associated with line printer spooling services. LPD can usually be configured using software packages or utilities that ship with the particular operating system. Click here for basic LPD configuration steps.
HP Software utilities
HP Web Jetadmin software can be used with certain versions of Solaris, HP-UX, and Linux, as well as Windows NT, 2000, and XP. See the table below or click here for more HP Web Jetadmin information.
HP software is developed for specific operating systems and prints to a specific TCP/IP port on the HP Jetdirect - port 9100. (Port numbers 9101 and 9102 are used for parallel ports 2 and 3 on the three-port HP Jetdirect external print servers.) However, the port that is created by the software can be configured for different port numbers to accommodate special applications.
Linux
Besides HP Web Jetadmin HP is working in the open source community to bring great open source printing to the Linux platform.Click here for other Linux printing solutions and information from HP. Also there are third-party solutions, such as CUPS, LPRng, PDQ, etc., available by searching the Internet.
Operating system
Version
Software solution
Company name
Contact
Linux (Most distributions of Linux provide a package for installing HP Jetdirect print servers
Various distributions
Bundled with operating system Also there are third-party packages, such as CUPS, available on the Web
Dependent on distribution version
See the Web site for your particular distribution of Linux.
Linux
RedHat 8.0 and SuSE 8.1
HP Web Jetadmin
Printtool or YaST setup (bundled with the Linux operating system)
Also there are third-party packages, such as CUPS, available on the Web
HP Red Hat or SuSE
Click here to download HP Web Jetadmin. This is a complex management utility designed for large corporate networks.
See the Web site for your particular distribution of Linux.
HP-UX
10.x, 11.x
HP Jetdirect Printer Installer for Unix
HP
Refer to the HP Worldwide Customer Support Center phone numbers.
Solaris
2.5, 2.5.1, 2.6, Solaris 7, Solaris 8
HP Jetdirect Printer Installer for Unix
HP
Refer to the HP Worldwide Customer Support Center phone numbers.
Macintosh
7.6.x or 8.1 or later
LPD (bundled with the operating system)
Macintosh
Windows XP
Standard TCP/IP port or LPR port (Bundled with the operating system)
HP Web Jetadmin - a complex management utility designed for large corporate networks.
Microsoft
HP
See the Help files in Windows XP for LPR ports or Standard TCP/IP ports. Or refer to the Microsoft Web site for these topics.
Windows 2000
Standard TCP/IP port or LPR port (Bundled with the operating system
HP Web Jetadmin - a complex management utility designed for large corporate networks.
Microsoft
HP
See the Help files in Windows XP for LPR ports or Standard TCP/IP ports. Or refer to the Microsoft Web site for these topics.
Refer to the HP Worldwide Customer Support Center phone numbers.
Windows NT
4.0
LPR ports bundled with the operating system
HP Web Jetadmin - a complex management utility designed for large corporate networks.
Microsoft
HP
See the Help files in Windows NT for LPR ports. Or refer to the Microsoft Web site for these topics.
Refer to the HP Worldwide Customer Support Center phone numbers.
AIX
3.2.5, 4.1.1, 4.1.2
Bundled with the operating system
IBM
Refer to the IBM Web site.
SGI Unix
n/a
Bundled with the operating system
Silicon Graphics
Refer to the SGI Web site
SCO UNIX
V/386 v 3.2.2, 3.2.4, 4.2
Bundled with the operating system
SCO
Refer to the SCO Web site
HP-UX
9.x
HP OpenSpool
HP
Refer to the HP Web site
MPE/iX
n/a
NBSpool
SpoolMate
UniSpool
Quest
Unison
API International/ Holland House
Refer to their Web sites
Also refer to the HP Web site for more MPE/iX information
OpenVMS
5.4 or later
DECprint Supervisor (DCPS)
PrintKit
HP
Northlake Software, Inc.
Refer to their Web site

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