Several methods exist by which you may access your own personal printer from RCS.
If you are on Ethernet, and wish to access your own printer, you need to send a printer access request via e-mail with the following information:
- Machine name (Note: This machine must accept UNIX-type LPD requests).
- Printer name on the machine (Note: The printer will get a standard RCS name).
- Building and room number.
- Name of person offering the service.
- Type of printer.
Once you provide us with this information, we will make the appropriate entries in the RCS printcap file, so that you, as well as any RCS user, can access the machine. Please note that any printers which cause problems — by refusing RCS print jobs, for example — will be removed from the printcap file.
If you are running an FTP server under MS/DOS, you can ftp directly to the remote file LPT1:, and the file will print.
Please note that you cannot access your personal printer via a SLIP connection to RCS; SLIP assigns your IP address dynamically each time you connect, and a fixed IP/hostname address is required for the printer's inclusion in the printcap file.