Remote printer (RPRINTER)
DocuPrint NPS/IPS as a print server or as a remote printer
Choosing a Print Server or Remote Printer Configuration
Installation Planning Guide
A Novell remote printer workstation (DocuPrint NPS/IPS Printer
Controller) is a vehicle for the print server to move print data to a
printer that is not directly connected to the print server. The
remote printer software runs on a workstation that connects to a
remote printer through a parallel or serial port.
The remote printer software communicates with a print server
running print server software. The print server services jobs from
the print queue and sends the data over the network through a
SPX connection to the RPRINTER. The RPRINTERSs are
associated with DocuPrint NPS/IPS virtual printers. There can
be up to sixteen RPRINTERs on the Novell file server. The
RPRINTER does not have access to the queue or the data for a
job in the queue. The RPRINTER configuration allows for
multiple queues to provide access to the attributes of the
associated virtual printers.
Before installing DocuPrint NPS/IPS on a Novell network, first
determine whether you want the DocuPrint to function as a print
server, or a remote printer.
The following contrasts the Print Server (PSERVER)
configuration with the Remote Printer (RPRINTER) configuration
for your DocuPrint NPS/IPS.