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Printing from DEC VAX and OpenVMS

This page has been provided to assist you in printing from DEC VAX and Open VMS systems

Here is a quick chart outlining some software solutions

Please help me by providing comments, corrections or updates


 
 

1.  I'd like to see some information on printing solutions for DEC VAX and OpenVMS
2.  I'd like to see some links to other interesting DEC VAX and OpenVMS sites
3.  Northlake PrintKit configuration that has worked at one account

 
 

1.  I'd like to see some information on printing solutions for DEC VAX and OpenVMS
 

Company Name
Product
Comments
Brooks Internet Software Inc
RPM Remote Print Manager
RPM Remote Print Manager® is a PC-based TCP/IP print server that's built for all Windows® platforms to give you unparalleled flexibility in UNIX Network (and UNIX to Windows Printing) Print Management.

RPM enhances the user's ability to customize and control processing of UNIX print jobs received on a TCP/IP network. RPM can successfully receive jobs from Linux, SCO Unix, Sun Solaris, IBM AIX, FreeBSD, Digital Unix, DEC VAX, Open VMS and any other Unix platform that can print using the standard LPR/LPD and Telnet protocols. The Telnet protocol includes reverse telnet, Jetdirect, and stream printing.

Northlake Software Inc
Printkit Products
PrintKit software products provide OpenVMS printing to networked printers, including desktop, workgroup, departmental, production, and color models. Consistent services across this entire range, and a faithful match to the OpenVMS printing architecture provide unmatched flexibility in tailoring printing solutions.
Compaq
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/
Search for DECprint Supervisor
DECprint Supervisor for OpenVMS (DCPS) for OpenVMS, a layered product, offers powerful PostSript printing for Compaq OpenVMS Alpha and VAX systems and PC clients. It supports many applications and printers from a variety of print vendors. Print queues can use TCP/IP, LAT or AppleTalk over the network or a serial port to connect to the printer. Files in numerous formats can be printed, including PostScript, PCL and ANSI, with DCPS translating files if necessary to PostScript.

 

2.  I'd like to see some links to other interesting DEC VAX and OpenVMS sites
 

NetBSD VAX
NetBSD/vax is the port of NetBSD to DEC VAX computers.
Chuck's House of VAX
A great VAX information page
The VAX Bar
A VAX cabinet turned into a wet Bar !

 

3.  Northlake PrintKit configuration that has worked at one account.

Configuration

Protocol - TCP_LPR
IP Adress - n.n.n.n (only you know that)
Remote lpr queue - "lp"  (make sure you use the quotes to preserve case.  EFI controllers would be "print")
Needs byte count - YES
 
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