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line printer remote (LPR)

Like the Line Printer Daemon (LPD), the Line Printer Remote(LPR) is a platform-independentprinter protocol that runs under TCP/ IP. It was originally developed for the Unix Berkeley Software Distribution( BSD), but has also become a de facto standard in the desktop area. The LPR protocol is described in RFC 1179.

Line Printer Remote dates from 1990 and has an informal status. The LPR protocol allows access to printers connected to remote computers. The computer can be used to select the printer or print server that is to perform the print job.

Configuration of network printers with the LPR protocol

Configuration of network printers with the LPR protocol

The Line Printer Remote uses a 7-bit code for Plain ASCII with 128 characters and is especially suitable for character printers with a fixed font set. In addition, the LPR protocol can be used to send print jobs to Unix print servers.

After the access, which is done via the printer name and the host, the print job can be specified with information about the number of copies, the title, the file type etc. The size of the print job must be transferred with the print job. With the print job its size must be transferred. For this purpose it is spooled locally before it is transferred via the printer protocol. More print jobs can be added to the queue or deleted from it.

Englisch: line printer remote - LPR
Updated at: 07.05.2013
#Words: 220
Links: line printer daemon (Unix) (LPD), platform, protocol, tape carrier package (chip design) (TCP), intelligent peripheral (IP)
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