The Windows Lineprinter Daemon
(read about the service version)
Line Printer Daemon is an application that runs on your Windows 95/98/NT/2000
PC, allowing your PC to accept print jobs from any Line Printer Protocol host.
This means you can have your mainframe, UNIX servers, NT servers all print
to your PC even if you're not on the same physical or virtual network. You
don't need to share your printer with your NT server, and you don't need complex
resource sharing software for UNIX.
protocol is an Internet standard supported by UNIX, NT, and most mainframe
systems. It allows any machine that speaks LPR to talk to another machine
to arrange a print job. To accept a print job from a remote host, you need
to have a daemon running. The daemon is a small program (WinLPR in this case)
which listens for print jobs from a host or hosts, and accepts and prints
them. The daemon must be running to work properly, but it requires no user
intervention to function.
minimized and as service options. Start
automatically will run after the user logs in... if you want to accept print
jobs before a user logs in, start as a service. Note: to run as a service
under Windows NT/2000 requires the NT Service version.
or allow banner (who it came from) pages for each job and queue.
job before print, and insert CR/LF to combat "stair step" effect.
logging to a file.
jobs from only sanctioned hosts.
Printer Control Files before and after print jobs to activate special features
of your printer (such as change to landscape mode, etc.)
multiple queues for jobs. Each queue can print to a different printer, send
leading and trailing control files to the printer to configure it, ask a
user for job print confirmation, convert fineleeds to carriage return linefeed
pairs and ban or allow hosts to send print jobs.
advantage of the "any" queue. The "any" queue is a special
queue the WinLPR creates for you. This queue allows you to accept any
job, even if you don't know the "proper" queue name it was sent
to, and send it to a printer. Again, you can perform manipulations like
any other queue.
unnecessary configuration information by turning advanced menus off, minimizing
the chances a user will alter settings.
management allowing you to control all settings (except language), turn
accept and print job functionality on and off; print a test job and see
the main log (since you connected) among
other things, all through the Internet or your local TCP/IP network.
queue makes configuration of the WinLPR super-simple. When you install it,
the WinLPR assumes it will accept any job from any host and print it to the
default windows printer. The only thing you need to tell it is if you want
to start minimized (it assumes not) and if you want it to run automatically
when you turn on your PC (again, it assumes not). Both of these settings are
found in the Startup tab of the Settings dialog. It could hardly be easier.
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the service down...)" - Canada
you for your very prompt assistance and registration. A great program -
appears to work extremely well." - Australia
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unlimited free technical support, allows you to use the full GUI or NT Service
version, and the remote management software to remotely control all WinLPRs
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