Product: PrintNet ALL
Symptom: TCP/IP printing from (Open) VMS
Use TELNETSYM for printing. Note: Do not use DCPS as it requires a Postscript printer.
The setup of the queue should be:
INIT/QUEUE name /ON=vmsnode::”ip-addr:9100″ /PROCESSOR=UCX$TELNETSYM /START
ip-addr is the IP address of the printer, and 9100 is the port number.
Sometimes there is a need to change the
ucx$telnetsym to an 8-bit clean raw TCP type connection with the command:
DEFINE /SYSTEM UCX$TELNETSYM_RAW_TCP 1
Sometimes the print queue stalls if the job is spooled for more than 3 minutes. To resolve this problem, put the VMS commands:
DEFINE/SYSTEM/NOLOG UCX$TELNETSYM_IDLE_TIMEOUT “0 00:00:15.00”
DEFINE/SYSTEM/NOLOG UCX$TELNETSYM_RETRY_INTERVAL “0 00:00:30.00″
into the VMS host’s startup file. This command can also be typed in at the VMS prompt to set the retry interval without having to reboot the host.
If using TCPIP V5 or greater, the following also works:
$ init –
/que queue_name –