Topics: AIX, System Admin

Commands to create printer queues

Here are some commands to add a printer to an AIX system. Let's assume that the hostname of the printer is "printer", and that you've added an entry for this "printer" in /etc/hosts, or that you've added it to DNS, so it can be resolved to an IP address. Let's also assume that the queue you wish to make will be called "printerq", and that your printer can communicate on port 9100.

In that case, to create a generic printer queue, the command will be:

# /usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc/piomkjetd mkpq_jetdirect -p 'generic' -D asc \
-q 'printerq' -h 'printer' -x '9100'

In case you wish to set it up as a postscript printer, called "printerqps", then the command will be:
# /usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc/piomkjetd mkpq_jetdirect -p 'generic' -D ps \
-q 'printerqps' -h 'printer' -x '9100'

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